Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summertime Staple: Jack and Coke Slushies

While perusing on Pinterest a few weeks ago I came across this image:

Source: Sweet Peach

To say that this image has haunted me is a bit of an understatement.  The author happened to come across these amazing Jack and Coke Slushies at a bar in Atlanta.  Insert jealous here.  

I happen to be blissfully married to a Jack and Coke addict. He happens to think Pinterest is overrated, but he's slowly coming around since I showed him the above image. 

I don't have a slushie machine, but I do own a crappy blender.  With the above image in mind I ventured out on my mission to make amazing Jack and Coke Slushies.  After a bit of trial and error, well is there really error involved when it comes to JD, I've come up with a pretty standard recipe.  

Anyway, here's the recipe.

Ingredients: Yields 2 drinks
  • Jack Daniel's (aka Jack)
  • Coca Cola (aka Coke)
  • Ice cube tray
  • Blender
  • Ice Cubes
  1. Freeze Coke in ice cube tray.  I now keep a tray of frozen soda in the freezer just in case anyone in the house is in the mood for a slushie!
  2. Take an entire ice cube tray of frozen Coke and place in blender.  Add in 1 cup of regular ice cubs.  This is a rough estimate. I just filled the cup I planned on drinking my slushie out of with ice from our fridge and called it a day.  This isn't rocket science people! If you want your drink to be more liquidity add in more chilled Coke. 

 3. Add Jack to taste.  This is where the hubs laughed at me.  I actually measured out 4 shots of Jack and dumped it into the blender. I figured two shots per drink was pretty decent.  If you want them stronger, make them stronger.  The hubs was flabergasted that I actually measured out the Jack rather than just flipping the bottle over the blender and calling it a day. Dude forgets sometimes I'm 130lbs and a lightweight and he's 200lbs and not a lightweight.

4. Blend until ingredients are combined and smooth! 

5. Pour into a glass and enjoy! I threw in a bendy kiddie straw because that's what we had on hand.  In hindsight I completely realize that throwing a kiddie straw into an alcoholic beverage probably isn't the best idea, but it's not like I was drinking this in front of a kid!

These slushies have quickly become a weekend staple in our house.  I know it isn't technically summer yet, but this weekend is the unofficial start to summer around here and I'm stocking up on Coke ice cubes for the summer.  

I'm also hoping to finally break my crappy $15 CVS blender and upgrade to an adult blender.  My thought process is that if the blender breaks while making Jack and Coke Slushies the hubs won't care what I buy just as longer as the slushie production doesn't slow down.  I've got my eye on a shiny silver KitchenAid blender :)

Any other frozen drinks I need to add to my repertoire?  Doesn't have to include alcohol because I have it in my mind to freeze some coffee this weekend and have a yummy coffee slushie one morning. 


  1. So when's happy hour at your place????

  2. Every hour is happy hour at our place!

  3. Sounds like a drink now offered at Longhorn Steakhouse. I must try your recipe to compare. Thanks for sharing!