'Sloshies' Are the Boozy Frozen Cocktails You Never Knew You Needed

Kind of like a Slushee, except these icy treats will get you as drunk as you wanna be.
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In his new book Sloshies, author and master frozen drink maker Jerry Nevins compiles 102 frozen cocktail recipes that are perfect for summer. 

In the exclusive excerpt below, Nevins, of the Kansas City frozen drink emporium Snow & Co., gives step-by-step instructions you can follow to concoct these tasty frozen treats. Stay cool out there, people.

Frozen cocktails are for everyone. Yes, even for the bros. Frozen drinks bring back those joyous memories of riding your bike down to the local 7-Eleven and grabbing a Slurpee, except now you're a grown-ass man who likes a bit of bite in your drink. 

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So, instead of grabbing a Slushee, grab a Ziploc and whip up a Sloshie that'll mix your inner child's desire for frozen delight with your adult need for some great booze.

Yep, all you need is a Ziploc, a freezer, some sugar, fruit and booze. There's a frozen cocktail out there for everyone and that they're easy to make. Try four of these on for size, if you're man enough.   

1. The Catcher in the Rye

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Don your houndstooth coat and relive your teenage angst as you mix up this frozen version of an https://www.maxim.com/tag/baconOld-Fashioned.

Ingredients (yields 4 drinks) 
• 10 ounces Simple Syrup (page 18)
• 5 ounces lemon juice
• 15 3/4 ounces orange juice
• 8 1/4 ounces Cherry-Infused Old Overholt Rye Whiskey (page 21)

Place the ingredients in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions (see page 11).

When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more. Pour into an Up & Down Glass and garnish with infused cherry and orange wheel.

2. High on the Hog

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Bacon is the candy of meats. It’s so delicious, we decided just to build a drink around it. Ginger, maple, and bourbon roll on your tongue while you fight the urge to just eat the bacon garnish first.

Ingredients (yields 4 drinks)
• 27 ounces ginger ale
• 2 ounces Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry
• 2 3/4 ounces Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky
• 8 1/4 ounces Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

Place the ingredients in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions (see page 11).

When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more. Pour into and Up & Down glass and garnish with a strip of crispy bacon. 

3. Proud Mary 

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Think you can’t freeze a Bloody Mary? Think again. Pop in a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce if you’re feeling even more adventurous.

Ingredients (yields 4 drinks)
• 1 1/4 ounces water
• 4 1/4 ounces Simple Syrup (page 18)
• 4 1/4 ounces lemon juice
• 10 ounces tomato juice
• 6 3/4 ounces Jalapeño-Infused Tito’s Vodka (page 20)
• 13 1/2 ounces whole milk

Place the water, simple syrup, lemon juice, tomato juice, and vodka in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

Add the milk to the bowl slowly, using an immersion blender to emulsify the mixture.

Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions (see page 11).

When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more. Pour into a round & round glass and garnish with celery and olive. 

4. John Larroquette Sex Dream 

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When Snow & Co. was desperate for Facebook fans, we made a deal with someone—if she helped us, we’d name a drink after her lurid fever dream featuring John Larroquette. The coffee represents Dan Fielding’s work side from the TV show Night Court. The tequila his naughty side. (Just in case you were wondering.)

Ingredients (yields 4 drinks) 

• 3 1/4 ounces Simple Syrup (page 18)
• 18 ounces freshly brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
• 6 1/4 ounces Soho Lychee Liqueur
• 6 1/4 ounces Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila
• 6 1/4 ounces whole milk

Place the simple syrup, coffee, lychee liqueur, and tequila in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

Add the milk to the bowl slowly, using an immersion blender to emulsify the mixture.

Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions (see page 11).

When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more. Pour into a coffreeze & teas glass and garnish wit luster-dusted coffee cup stencil (see page 23).