Everyone should have a party cocktail recipe. Admit it. Your friend invites you over to her house and you secretly wish she’d make (insert favorite cocktail). It might be a special martini or a fruity Red Sangria or something as simple a great bottle of wine, but when you’re invited over you are hoping IT’s there. Many of my friends (always my husband) request this one. Many years ago, I was given the original recipe from a Montessori colleague that grew up in Tennessee. She raved about it being the perfect summer party cocktail. I’ve been making it ever since. This recipe makes a gallon, so invite friends over and share.
You could cut the recipe in half, but really, why would you?
Makes 1 gallon
- 7C filtered water
- 3-4C Whiskey (Jack Daniels®), depending on how strong you’d like it
- 1 can (12oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate
- ½ can (6oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1C superfine Caster sugar
- 2C strong, Irish Breakfast black tea (use 3 tea bags)
- orange and lemon slices for garnish
Directions: Brew the black tea (steep for 5 minutes) and set aside.
In a large, freezer-safe pitcher, combine all the ingredients. Stir to dissolve the sugar, and place in freezer overnight. When you’re ready to serve, take out of the freezer and put the desired amount in a blender on pulse OR let the pitcher sit on your counter for an hour or so until it gets to the desired slushy consistency.
Serve in old-fashioned glasses. Garnish with orange and lemon slice.