Mardi Gras is a big drinking holiday. This may explain in part why as a person who doesn’t drink alcohol, I’ve never celebrated Mardi Gras. I still wanted to have a fun signature event for my party even though I will not be serving alcohol. Here is the Mardi Gras Slush (accepting ideas for a better name!)
This slush drink is a huge hit anywhere it gets served. It’s the must have for any sort of shower my family is throwing.
Here is what you need:
- 1 can frozen concentrate drink. I used limeade and grape juice
- 7-up, sierra mist, or sprite
- large shallow pan that can go in the freezer, such as a 9×13
- Tonic Water (optional)
- Edible Glitter Gold (Optional)
- Food Coloring (optional) I wanted a darker green than limeade alone.
- Pour your juice concentrate into your pan
- Instead of adding the 3 cans of water, use 3 cans full of 7-up
- If you are using Tonic Water, use 2.5 cans 7-up and 1/2 can of Tonic Water
- Add food coloring now if desired. You could also add a small amount of kool-aid for coloring if you wish. (the floaties are lime pulp.
- Put the mixture in your freezer for about 2 hours
- Check on your slush and break up any ice chunks and stir it up
- Every hour after, scrape up your slush mixture. If you let it freeze hard it is very difficult to scrape into slushie form.
- It will probably take between 6-8 hours to freeze hard. This depends on the size and depth of your pan. I used a 9×13, so the mixture was shallow.
- One batch like this can fit into a gallon ziploc bag, which is how my Mom stores it.
- You can either serve it straight as slush or add some cold 7-up in with the slush to make more of a slush drink.
Since I am layering two colors here, I am going with just the slush mixture and I will have some 7-up available for anyone who would like to add it to their drink.
I also added the edible gold so I could get my purple, green, and gold. I do love taking a color scheme as far as I can.
A note about the Tonic Water. Tonic Water contains quinine which is black light reactive. It does have a bitter taste to it, so only add it to drinks where you will be able to cover that taste up. You also don’t need a ton of it. For this party it probably isn’t the most practical because we need the lights on for Bunco, but it sounded like way too much fun to not add it to these festive slushies.
Here’s one last picture of it during the day time.