Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Slush: How Refreshing!


I have a wonderful friend who recently hosted a swim party at her house. She does this often, but this one was particularly fun because it was a "grown-up swim party". The invitations said something to the effect of, "We love our kids. We love your kids. But this time the pool will have NO kids." It felt pretty strange to arrive with only one bag over my shoulder and a dish to share, rather than schlepping the goggles, swim diapers, water wings, towels, extra set of clothes, snacks, water bottles, and the likes. It was quite liberating.

It was such a nice time to actually sit and relax poolside. It was even nicer when my friend emerged with a tray full of the coolest aluminum glasses filled with "summer slush". Oh. My. Goodness. This concoction was so refreshingly tasty. I had to get the recipe... It turns out that it's very simple and inexpensive: Just my style! I also did a little perusing to locate some of those vintage cups that she served our drinks in.

{can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Enjoy!

19 comments:

our little love nest said...

Ooooh we may have to make those this weekend! YUM! xo

Kotori said...

These glasses make me think of my grandmother... I think I'm going to have to add these to my wishlist...

Erin said...

This question is kind of weird but for the whole slush thing, does it need to be blended to mix in the frozen lemonade and orange juice or should you let the frozen lemonade and orange juice melt and then refreeze the entire pitcher?

Sorry, I am kitchen challenged. This sounds amazing though!

Jenny said...

Love the Whiskey Slush!!!!

PS~Erin said...

Erin~ You just stir it all together until it's mixed. The frozen concentrates break up quite readily. My friend put it all in a large shallow bowl to freeze. I have a side-by-side freezer, so when I made it I had to put it in a tall, narrow container. It took a bit longer to freeze that way (I'd say 5 hrs), but it was worth the wait. Does that help? Definitely email me if you have an other questions.

Blair said...

Yum and what pretty glasses!

christina said...

That looks so good! And the party sounds like such a fun idea as well.

ms. less is always more said...

I just LOVE those aluminum cups... we used to have them as kids! They keep your drinks SO super cold! "y'all" probably need that in texas! (wink, wink!)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Oh my...sounds delicious!

And I want those glasses, but boy they are expensive when you find them. They keep drinks so cold. We had them when I grew up.

xoxo

~Linds~ said...

Oh I've never tried this with Whiskey! I featured this on my blog awhile back and mine calls for Vodka. We call it "Sneaky Pete!" The whiskey sounds delish too!!

Here is my recipe!
http://passengerseatkindofgirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/friday-5.html

Thanks for providing your version! It reminds me that I should make it soon!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

great cups!

aussiechic said...

OMG we used to live on these as kids during the summer in Australia - I grew up in Sydney and our summers are LONG and HOT. These were an instant cool down.....there was NO airconditioning in those days....the pool was it baby......and slushies!!!!!!

courtney said...

oh WOW this recipe looks fantastic - kinda like a slushy citrus take on the whiskey sour, no?

ps - adult swim party! such a great idea. i love.

nkp said...

Oh, I've always wanted a set of those colorful tumblers. I used to see them in "antique" shops all the time. And I am so making this tasty sounding concoction of yours before the summer is out. It sounds seriously yummy!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Sounds so good. We saw some of those cups at a flea market recently and my mom about had a fit! Maybe I should find some for each of us.

Kristin said...

That's the kinda slushy I can get behind!

E said...

What a FABULOUS sounding drink! And even better with the super cool aluminum glassware!

Joyce said...

I remember these glasses and wish I would have kept the ones from my grandmom's house. I also very thirsty!! I will try for sure. xoxo

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That sounds delicious. I might have to make it tonight.