The holiday season has officially begun – only 4 more Fridays until Christmas.
Do you have any plans to entertain family or friends or need a little something in the way of refreshment after a day of Christmas shopping at the mall? If so, I thought I would share my favorite festive holiday drink with you as the Countdown to Christmas continues.
I posted this recipe a few years ago when I first started blogging. My friend, Karen served it at her annual Christmas cookie exchange party. Since then it has become one of my favorite drinks. I call it a drink, but it is more like a dessert in a glass that you enjoy eating with a spoon rather than drinking.
To serve it this year, I saw these colorful Marta Double Old-Fashioned glasses from CB2 when I was in NYC. I loved the colors and price tag. They are wide enough to use a spoon and a straw and look festive when grouped together on a serving tray.
- 2 tea bags
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 oz. orange juice concentrate thawed
- 6 oz. lemonade concentrate thawed
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 6 cups water
Makes 2 quarts: I mix the ingredients in a large plastic container with a lid that can go in the freezer.
Steep tea bags in 1 cup boiling water for 15 minutes
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Place in freezer overnight.
Remove from freezer and let thaw for about 15 minutes, use a large spoon to shave and scoop the slush into glasses.
Once you make a batch, you can spoon out as much as you need to serve for one occasion then store the rest in the freezer for another time.
For an extra yummy treat, it becomes dessert when spooned over ice cream…a bourbon Creamsicle.
Other Holiday News:
- If you like the iconic Mason jar then you are going to enjoy following the Ball Canning 25 Days of Making and Giving. 25 bloggers will be sharing their gift-giving ideas using the jars every day until Christmas. I will be posting mine later this month. Visit http://freshpreserving.
com/25days to find out more.
My Writing Elsewhere:
- I am happy that I got this room painted in time. Now when I eat too many Christmas cookies, I have a bright and cheery space to work those calories off.
- These were looking a little drab, so I repainted them just in time to decorate for the holidays.
To see what the other bloggers taking part in Countdown to Christmas have created this week, click the links below.