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Rosemary Mezcal Slushie

Rosemary Mezcal Slushie

There is nothing that a frozen cocktail can't fix. Don't quote me on that. 

One time when I was like 8 years old I went to a gas station in my neighborhood and they had slushies.  I'm used to seeing frozen daiquiris everywhere (thanks, New Orleans), so, being the responsible kid my mom raised me to be, I asked the lady behind the counter "are these alcohol-free?"  It's weird terminology and I honestly don't know why I thought this gas station was selling frozen mixed drinks or why they would sell one to a child but I was 8 and strange so whatever.  Anyway, the woman working thought I said "are these free?" and she was like wtf no they aren't free go away.  I remember it like it was yesterday, probably because it was incredibly mortifying.  Ah, fun times.  

Unlike the slushie I never actually had, these definitely have alcohol.  Lots of it.  If you aren't familiar with mezcal, I highly recommend getting to know the stuff.  It's basically a smokey tequila and it is so. damn. good.  A few weeks ago I mentioned that a bunch of spring breakers were probably in Mexico discovering mezcal for the first time and getting all kinds of gross drunk and I realize now that it sounded like I don't like mezcal.  Well, correction: I love love love mezcal.  I hate hate hate spring breakers.  

So, while there won't be any spring breakers at my house getting super drunk on mezcal for Cinco de Mayo, Matt and I probably will be.  Well, not super drunk actually because I have exams. But I will be damned if school gets in the way of me having at least one cocktail at the pool on Cinco de Mayo.  I mean shit it's basically summer weather here.  Yay summer. Yay mezcal.  Mezcal 4 ever!  

Oh, also, friends, this will be the last post I do before heading on vacation for a little while.  I've got a few posts scheduled and I'll be posting about the trip as well!  

Rosemary Mezcal Slushy

(makes about three 12 oz cocktails)

  • 12 oz mezcal
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup rosemary simple syrup*
  • 1 cup water
  • Angostura bitters
  • Sprigs of whole rosemary (this is v important!)
  1. Combine all ingredients (besides the bitters and rosemary sprigs) in a freezer-safe bowl and freeze for 8 - 12 hours.  
  2. Fluff with a fork or spoon and transfer to a Collins glass.
  3. Top with bitters, a rosemary sprig, and one of the cute as heck Susty Party straws.
  4. Enjoy!


*Rosemary simple syrup can be made by combining equal parts sugar and water (I did a cup each) in a small pot with 3-4 sprigs of rosemary.  Bring it all to a boil and remove the rosemary before pouring the syrup into a jar.  Add a sprig of fresh rosemary and refrigerate for up to a week.  

*The rosemary syrup adds a great rosemary flavor, but the rosemary garnish is the real kicker.  The aroma you get with each sip of the cocktail is a freaking game changer.  Don't skip this part!  

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