This is the recipe to make all of that effort tolerable, even faintly amusing. Promise
I present Ye Olde Family Recipe for Bourbon Slush: going ahead and posting it here for posterity. Because my great grandchildren are *totally* getting a copy of my blog in the family archives. Ha.
2 cups boiling water 4 regular-size tea bags 1 1/2 cups sugar 6 cups water 2 cups bourbon (1) 12 oz can frozen orange juice thawed and undiluted (1) 12 oz can frozen lemonade, thawed and undiluted lemon-lime soda, chilled
Garnishes"lemon rind curls, maraschino cherries
Pour boiling water over tea bags;cover and let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently; add sugar, stirring until it dissolves. Stir in 6 cups water and next 3 ingredients. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup bourbon mixture into each glass, add 1/2 cup soda to each. Garnish, if desired.
Yield: 6 quarts