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Friday, June 13, 2008

5:00 Fridays


Today's recipe was inspired by rockle-riffic.

This tasty frozen concoction is the perfect antidote to the vicious heat that has blanketed us for the past week. Forget the C-store Icee, only offered in Cherry Coke (GAG) and Blue Raspberry (freak of nature berries that they are). It's time for the oft overlooked Amaretto Slushie!

It's a tad bit laborious but oh so worth it because this recipe yields a gallon (That's 16 cups!). So whip up a batch, invite your fun friends over, turn on some cool tunes, and toast away the sweltering heat in the comfort of AC set to a cool 78. Get yourself a crisp white shift, gladiator sandals, and a pedicure to ensure ideal libation satisfaction.

On to the slushie!

1 cup boiling water
3 regular tea bags
3 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups amaretto liqueur (not the coffee syrup stuff!)
1 cup sugar
6-oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
6-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
2 33.8-oz. bottles ginger ale, chilled

Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and discard. Transfer tea to a 2-quart freezer
container. Stir in 3 1/2 C. water and next 4 ingredients. Cover
and freeze until firm. To serve, partially thaw until slushy.
Pour equal amounts of slush mixture and ginger ale into serving
glasses.


I must say, this harkens me back to my college days when I was learning to drink something other than white zinfandel with Rich, whom I thought was so suave and sophisticated or the Beast with my roommates. We used to go to the St. Maarten Cafe and order amaretto sours, feeling oh so mature.

How nice to be a grown up now.
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4 comments:

The Cube Monkey said...

that certainly sounds yummy!

rockle said...

there are not words in the english language to express how much i want one of these things RIGHT NOW. either this, or a nice vodka-spiked watermelon. or some thunderbird in a chilled glass. whatever.

ilinap said...

Mmmm...I just happen to have some overripe watermelon in the fridge that's calling to be doused in vodka!

The Over-Thinker said...

I'll tell you, Iliana. These 5:00 Friday posts are enough to make someone fall off the wagon! :)

Must buy amaretto....
and new shoes!!!!