This sweet and boozy Brandy Slush is the perfect drink to prepare in advance. Then, once it’s frozen, you can serve it up for any gathering at a moment’s notice!
Whether you’re serving a big batch of buffalo chicken dip or a plate of pigs in a blanket, this sweet drink goes with everything, anytime.
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Why This Recipe Is a Keeper
Dinner parties are a great time to whip up some homemade moscow mules or cherry margaritas.
But sometimes you want a drink to serve a crowd. Or maybe a friend pops over for a drink, and you keep this one on hand in you freezer.
- Keep it frozen in the back of your freezer, so you always have this refresher on hand!
- Perfect for hot days and barbecues when some adult beverages are in order.
- Orange juice, lemonade, and peach schnapps give this Brandy Slush a sunny, fruity flavor.
- Switch up the flavors if you like by changing the juice or types of alcohol.
- It’s extra refreshing with a finishing touch of lemon-lime soda pop!
- Brandy – Brandy is the main alcohol in this slush. It’s a little sweet and goes down smooth.
- Peach schnapps – Peach schnapps adds a touch of extra fruity flavor to complement the brandy.
- Frozen orange juice concentrate – Thawed, concentrated orange juice ensures that this slush has a bright flavor.
- Frozen lemonade concentrate – Lemonade adds zing and sweetness to this boozy slush. Try pink lemonade if you prefer!
- Granulated sugar – Adds sweetness to the slush and also makes for a better consistency once it’s frozen.
- Lemon-lime soda pop – This adds the perfect amount of fizz when poured over top.
- Heat the water and sugar – Combine 2 cups of the water with the sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved into a simple syrup. Set aside.
- Mix the juices & booze – Grab your gallon-sized ice cream pail or similar freezer-safe container. Combine the orange juice, lemonade, brandy, and schnapps. Mix well.
- Add the water and syrup – Add the remaining 7 cups of water to the juice mixture and pour in your simple syrup.
- Freeze – Cover the container and freeze for 24 hours.
- Scrape and serve – Using an ice cream scoop, scrape the slush into a glass. Top with lemon-lime soda pop, and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
- First step: eat an entire gallon of ice cream. I know I’m asking a lot here, but it’s got to be done! You need that empty ice cream tub to make this slush. (Any freezer-safe bowl and lid will do…but eating ice cream is more fun!)
- If you have children, make sure they understand that this has alcohol. Label it well and put it out of sight in the back of the freezer (or chest freezer). This is especially important if you have teens!
- I like to put the slush in a glass and pour the soda over the top. If you use a deeper glass like a highball or water glass, mix it a bit with your straw to make it more slush-like!
- To spruce these up, garnish them with pineapple wedges, segmented oranges, or maraschino cherries.
Looking for more summer cocktail recipes? Any hot day can be a good day with my fruity Strawberry Mojitos. Or, if you want to celebrate, Tropical Champagne Cocktails will cool you off in style.
Don’t want the alcohol? Both kids and adults can enjoy Watermelon Slushies at the backyard barbecue. Or this Piña Colada Smoothie will bring sweet island vibes without any alcohol.
Absolutely. I’d recommend trying it my way the first time, then getting creative. You can try pink lemonade, grape juice, pineapple juice, or cranberry juice. There are tons of options available!
If you don’t want to add more sugar, feel free to use club soda or tonic water instead. Alternatively, you could try ginger ale or another favorite pop. You could even use champagne if you have it on hand!
You could use whiskey, rum, or even tequila in this recipe. Just remember that the higher the alcohol content, the less the mixture will freeze up.
You could use any flavored brandy in this slush. Some options include blackberry, apple, or apricot brandy. Just make sure the juices you use with it are a good flavor match.
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- 9 cups water divided
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed) 12 ounce
- 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed) 12 ounce
- 2 cups Brandy
- ½ cup Peach Schnapps
- lemon-lime pop for serving
- In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups of the water with the granulated sugar. Heat over medium high heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved (making a simple syrup). Set aside.
- In a gallon sized ice cream pail (or similar sized freezer safe container), combine the thawed orange juice and lemonade with the Brandy and Peach Schnapps. Mix well and add the remaining 7 cups of water. Pour in the simple syrup you made. Cover and freeze for 24 hours.
- To serve, using an ice cream scoop, scrape slush into a glass. Top with lemon lime pop and enjoy!
- First step…eat an entire gallon of ice cream. I know. I'm asking a lot here…but it's got to be done! You need that empty ice cream tub to make this slush. Not any tupperware bowl will do, haha (actually it would), it MUST be an ice cream tub (actually any freezer safe bowl and lid will do…but it's more fun eating ice cream)!
- SECOND…if you have children, make sure they are aware this has alcohol. Somehow label it or put it in the back of the freezer out of sight (especially important if you have teens, haha)!
- Think of all the flavor possibilities as you make this slush. Try it my way the first time….then go crazy. Buy pink lemonade. Or frozen grape juice. Or cranberry juice. Seriously there are so many options!
- This takes about 24 hours to freeze completely. I like to put it in the glass then pour the Sprite over the top. If you use a deeper glass than what I show (like a highball glass, or water glass), use your straw to mix it a little bit to make it slush like! You're welcome! ENJOY!
You should try to use the soda called squirt. Silly name but it’s what we use and it’s so delicious.
Do you think I could make this a couple weeks in advance and just save it in the freezer?
Absolutely. We make it and enjoy all summer until it’s gone!
I have loved this for years but have gone about 20 yrs. since I last made it. My mom used to be very adventurous and tried this recipe with of flavoured brandies – like cherry and mixed different frozen juices with them. It was awesome! I think I need to make this again. Thanks for the reminder!
Loved this recipe. It’s so crisp and refreshing.
This is perfect for holiday parties and get togethers.
What a beautiful vibrant color! Love this in slush form.