Monday, April 9, 2012

The Slushie Mobile

The Slushie Mobile
Slushie Mobile in action
What, you may be asking, is a Slushie Mobile. Well, to answer that you need to know a little about Wisconsin culture. Here in the north country, brandy is the drink of choice. It can be used in brandy & 7, brandy old fashioned sweet and brandy Alexanders for dessert. A summertime favorite is brandy slush - which is the consistency of a margarita. At summer picnics and graduations across the state you will see quart ice cream tubs filled with brandy slush. Add a little 7-up and you have the perfect summer drink. So, to continue our summer traditions on the boat, we needed to find a way to keep cold and serve brandy slushies. After an extensive search on Amazon, we found what were looking for. It was a Kwik Tek Airhead Aqua Oasis Inflatable Island with an insulated center container for the ice cream bucket and numbered cup holders around the outside.
Add a floating line connected to the boat and ...voila! ... you have a slushie mobile. As you can see from the pictures, the slushie mobile is an integral part of a successful raft-up.

Ready for a party!
Here is the recipe for a perfect batch of Brandy Slushies:

9 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 green tea bags
1 12 oz container of frozen orange juice concentrate
1 12 oz container of frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups brandy

Bring the water and the sugar to boil. Hang the tea bags over the side of the pot so they are floating in the water. Stir regularly to dissolve the sugar. After the sugar completely disappears, remove the pot from the heat. Add the juices and continue stirring until the juice melts. Remove the tea bags and add the brandy. (Ok, sometimes I might add a little extra). Pour into an empty 5 quart ice cream pail. Cover and place in the freezer for at least 36 hours.

When it is party time, scoop out enough slushie to fill half of your glass. Then add 7-up or Sprite. Enjoy!
Tell me you don't need one of these!

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