Monday, August 10, 2015

Grand Marnier Slush

  The first time I ever tasted a Grand Marnier Slush was a couple years ago when I went to Epcot in Disneyworld for New Year's Eve (what a huge party!) I figured we should go to France for the champagne toast at midnight, but when we got there, I discovered this fabulous delicious frozen bit of wonderfulness. (I'm sure I had more than one that night).
  On my most recent trip, we planned to "drink our way around the world", and of course The Grand Marnier Slush was on our list for the France pavilion. (Btw, if you plan to do this, start in the UK and go counterclockwise instead of starting in Mexico and going clockwise. If you start with Tequila in Mexcio, you'll never make it all the way around the world!) For the record, I would much rather EAT my way around the world than DRINK my way around the world, but some of us were very determined to achieve this, so I went with it. And no, I did NOT get completely hammered like some!
  Anyway, when I decided to have a French themed dinner at home with lots of fabulous French food, I knew I wanted to make the slushes as a fun summer blender drink for the gang. I found the recipe on a website called Doctor Disney. I'm not sure if this is that exact recipe from Epcot, but all I know is that as soon as I tried it, I thought YES! That's EXACTLY how it's supposed to taste! So I'd say it's probably pretty close.
  So when you're in Epcot, you should absolutely try it, even if you don't plan on drinking your way around the world. And if you can't make it to Epcot, then definitely make it for your next get together. It's the perfect fun drink to have for a summer party! Love it.

1 part Grey Goose Vodka
1 part Grand Marnier
1 part simple syrup
2 parts sour mix
ice to fill blender
orange food coloring (optional)

 Mix all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. You can be a little more lenient with some of the alcohol to get it to your liking.

If you're not a fan of Grey Goose Vodka, choose whichever kind you like!
I like it a little on the sweeter side, so I usually add a little less alcohol.
To make simple syrup, add equal parts water and sugar to a small pot and heat just until the sugar dissolves. Then pour into a pitcher and keep chilled in the fridge until you're ready to fire up the blender!

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