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Brandy Slush

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 15 mins
Other Time time 4 hrs, 35 mins
Yield Makes 19 cups
Save this recipe for the next time you're having a crowd over for a weekend party. It makes a big batch, but it also keeps well in the freezer for up to three months, so it's easy to enjoy on short notice.

Ingredients

  • 9 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4 regular-size tea bags
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 2/3 cups brandy
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 (10-oz.) bottles club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: lime slices

How to Make It

  1. Pour 2 cups boiling water over tea bags; cover and let steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, squeezing gently.

  2. Stir together remaining 7 cups boiling water and 2 cups sugar in a Dutch oven, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in tea mixture, orange juice concentrate, and next 3 ingredients. Let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Divide mixture between 2 (1-gal.) zip-top plastic freezer bags; freeze 4 hours.

  3. Remove bags from freezer 30 minutes before serving. Squeeze 1 bag with hands to break mixture into chunks; pour into a pitcher, and stir in 2 bottles club soda until slushy. Repeat with remaining bag, if desired. Garnish, if desired.