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Frozen Brandy Old-Fashioneds

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


12 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts slush mix)

Both sides of my family are from the Midwest, so our strong brandy tradition is evident in the slush we make for special occasions and in the Wisconsin old-fashioned cocktails we enjoy year-round. This recipe is a combination of both favorites. Needless to say, it goes very quickly at gatherings! —Stephanie Vaughan, Madison, Wisconsin


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups brandy
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup bitters
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Optional: Maraschino cherries and orange wedges


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; cool completely. Stir in brandy, orange juice concentrate, juice and bitters. Pour into a 3-qt. freezer container. Freeze overnight or until set.
  2. For each serving, scoop 3/4 cup slush into a rocks glass. Pour lemon-lime soda into the glass; serve with fruit as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 246 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.