Punch Bowl

When I was a kid, I remember my Aunt Joyce making this slush for a family holiday. All the kids wanted it but we couldn’t have any because it had alcohol. The next time my aunt made it, she didn’t put any liquor all her nieces could enjoy it as well. Probably ever since then, that’s how my aunts make it.

For those of you who attended my wedding shower, this was served as a punch in the bee hive container. Here’s hoping you have a baby shower, brunch, wedding shower, or summer party you can serve this tasty drink.

beehive

Photo courtsey of Pinterest

Fruit Punch/Slush by Joyce Miller
1 can frozen orange juice
1 can frozen lemonade
46 oz. can pineapple juice
46 oz. can apricot nector
1 – 2 liter bottle Sprite

Mix and serve. Add vodka if desired. Freeze for slush.

Notes:

  • I have a hard time finding a bottle of apricot nector in Kansas City grocery stores. I can usually find it sold in a six pack of cans near the tomato juice.
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Cool Summer Drinks

Is this summer heat ever going to break? You know it is bad when 95 feels cool. My sister and nephew came down the end of June. I thought it would be fun to go see Shakespeare in the Park. Unfortunately, the heat was so unbearable ended up going Cosmic Mini-golfing at the Great Mall of the Great Plains instead.

Today, I thought I would share a classic recipe from my dad’s sisters. I always thought this recipe was my aunt Joyce’s but just found out it is actually my aunt Linda’s recipe. The first time I ever remember it being made was for Christmas Eve at my Grandma Bourek’s house is Pilger. I remember the slushy looking yummy but I couldn’t have it because it had alcohol in it. Several years later, I would finally be old enough to enjoy this drink at family gatherings.

For my Wildtree/Purse Party/Jewelry Party fundraiser, I decided to make this beverage for all our guests. It was at that time I learned how easy it is to make. It makes a lot so make sure you have a ice cream bucket or a That-A-Bowl to freeze it in.

My Bourek side cousins and I at Jodi’s high school graduation in 2010.

Brandy Slush by Linda Vogel

1 can of frozen orange juice
1 can of frozen lemonade
9 cans of water
1 c. of sugar
2 c. of alcohol (My aunt said you can use any kind)
A 2-liter bottle of sour pop (7-up, Squirt, etc.)

Mix all ingredients together (except pop) in a ice cream bucket and stir. Freeze for at least 24 hours. Pull out freezer about 30-60 minutes before serving. Use an ice cream scoop to pull out. Add just a splash of pop to each glass and serve. Makes about 20 Solo cup sized drinks.

Recipe modifications:

  • My aunt said you have to use sugar or it doesn’t turn out right.
  • My aunt usually uses vodka. I made it with peach schnapps and I thought it was also good.
  • Remember alcohol doesn’t freeze so you have to have it in this recipe or everything will freeze and could explode all over your freezer.