I’ve got a question. Ready?
Hot enough for ya?
Oh, honey, it is way past hot enough for me. It’s hot in more ways than one. The pavement that just radiates heat. The oven that won’t be turned on until October. The curled-up, brown and dead landscape.
I hate summer. You never heard me bad-mouth the ice storms we sometimes get around here in January. No, siree. With today’s modern meteorologists, we have advanced warning of those cold snaps, and I’ve got my books, my chili and my sweatshirts to keep me happy. (If the electricity goes, I am unhappy but that crankiness isÂ about utlities, not weather.)
So in the summer,Â I haveÂ ways to amuse myselfÂ to try to get through these days and days and days where the thermometer tops 100. Cool movie theaters. Swimming pools. And my world-famous slushes.
You might ask why they’re world famous. I don’t know if they are yet, but I’m about to give you the recipe. If you send it to two people in another state, and they send it to two more, then eventually we’ll get it to other people in desperate need of relief from the heat. And then the slushes will be world famous, doncha know.
This recipe doesÂ involve getting out of the cool pool and finding a liquor store, but I assure you, it’s worth it. Better double it, while you’re at it, so when all your friends and relatives gobble it up, you have some left for your poor, hot self.
Joy’s World Famous Bourbon Slushes
- Â 1 12-ounce can of frozen lemonade
- 2 cups strong tea
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups bourbon
Mix ingredients and freeze. Serve slushy in cups. Spoons optional.