Bourbon Lemonade Slush


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Sweet and sour Bourbon Lemonade Slush is a refreshingly frozen cocktail that is perfect for making in batches and serving to a crowd.

Bourbon Lemonade Slush in mason jars

Nothing to see here. Just us, drinking sweet and sour spiked frozen bourbon lemonades on the eve of Labor Day weekend. When a long weekend starts off with a frozen cocktail, you can tell it’s gonna be a good one.

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It should come as no surprise that I come from a family of recipe collectors. We host potlucks for the chance to show off our latest finds. We talk about cooking shows and barbecue sauces, gardening and canning, cocktails and pizza toppings. At family gatherings recipes are traded like baseball cards. There are no secret family recipes around here; only recipes that we think are so good they should be shared with the world.

I guess writing a food blog feels like a natural extension of that. Food is better when shared.

And frozen cocktails? Those are definitely better when shared.

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My extended family is in a season of recipe nostalgia these days. Even more than usual, we’ve been talking about our favorites and digging through the archives. I have collections of recipes from my family on both sides. Some have been passed on by email or copied over the years. Others are in recipe boxes. You can always tell the favorites by the number of spills on the cards.

Family Recipes

This Bourbon Lemonade Slush is one of those recipe discoveries that just screams summer. My Uncle (hi, Uncle Doug!) sent it to me early in the summer saying that he found it in my grandpa’s handwriting dated August 1983. The drink is tart, sweet and boozy and exceptionally refreshing. The glasses get nice and frosty and drinking one is reminiscent of late summer afternoons as a kid, drinking Slurpees with a straw.

Except with bourbon. Making these grown-up version of that sort of fun.

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Bourbon Lemonade Slush
3.53 from 73 votes

Bourbon Lemonade Slush

Sweet and sour bourbon lemonade slush is a refreshingly frozen cocktail that is perfect for making in batches and serving to a crowd.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • Blender


  • 1 12 ounce can Frozen Lemonade
  • 6 ounces Bourbon (adjust to taste)
  • 6 ounces Honey (sub 1/4 cup Sugar)
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • Put the can of frozen lemonade (still frozen) in a blender. Fill the empty can halfway with bourbon and then add honey to fill completely (no need to be super precise). Pulse a few times to combine. Add ice to fill the blender. Blend until the ice is fully crushed. Taste and add some more honey or sugar if you’d like it to be more sweet.
  • Serve in small glasses with lemon slices as garnish.


Calories: 1768kcal | Carbohydrates: 359g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 334g | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3.00
Calories: 1768
Keyword: alcoholic drink, bourbon, cocktail, homemade cocktail, lemonade, summer cocktail
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Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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