Brandy Slush – the perfect summer drink

August 6, 2010

This recipe and I go way back.  I had some friends over for dinner recently and I knew that they’d remember this blast-from-the-past drink, which was good in the ’90s and is just as good in 2010. It’s a sweet, slushy, fun drink, perfect for a hot summer evening.

I couldn’t remember where I got the recipe from and my friend said that her mom used to make it. Mystery solved. She also said that her mom served it with cream soda. I’ve always used 7-Up, but you can branch out and try another flavor.
Sip (responsibly!) and enjoy.

Brandy Slush

source: Linda’s mom

4 1/2 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
2 tea bags
6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup brandy

In a large saucepan, heat 3 1/2 cups water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside. Heat the remaining 1 cup water and steep the tea bags for a few minutes. Stir tea into saucepan of sugar and water. Add lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate, and brandy. Stir well. Freeze overnight.

To serve, scoop slush into a large glass and fill glass with 7-Up or other soda. Add a straw for stirring and sipping!

Makes 1 3/4 quarts

Notes: This is scoopable straight out of the freezer. However, it will be easier to scoop if you freeze it in a flat container or divide it into a few smaller containers. Lemonade and orange juice concentrates usually come in 12 oz containers. Re-freeze the other half of the concentrates for another batch of Brandy Slush!


  1. Sris feis, feks ie f if sifse . Ooops. [effects of the brandy slush]! What a great recipe – nostalgic and yes, perfect for the summer! Thanks for sharing a slush!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious-it sounds perfect for a summer evening!!!!

  3. Yum! This sounds so delicious and we always have brandy around. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Sounds like a perfect summer cocktail. I have a huge bottle leftover from some baking project that I should put to good use.

  5. *put on my party hat* sippping on Brandy Slush =D

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