Recipe: Cider Bourbon Slushies

Slushies may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the temps drop, but we’ve put a seasonal spin on these sips that are sure to leave your guests with all the warm and cozy feels! Check out our recipe below!

cider bourbon slushies

Cider Bourbon Slushies

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 cup apple cider for slushie mix, 1 ½ cups cider for serving
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • shortbread or gingersnap cookies (optional garnish)

Brown Sugar Syrup

  • ½ cup tightly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients for the brown sugar syrup and bring to a boil. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine 1 cup cider, ½ cup bourbon, ¼ syrup, and lemon juice and pour in a shallow metal pan (an 8”x8” baking pan or loaf pan will work well) and put in freezer.
  3. Every half hour stir mixture with a fork, until mixture has frozen into a crystallized form.
  4. Scoop shaved mixture into eight glasses and top with remaining cider.
  5. Top or serve with your favorite shortbread or gingersnap cookie!