So it all started because I needed bourbon for a recipe. I needed 1/4 a cup. My first mistake was sending Mr. Whole Food | Real Families to the store to get it. Have I ever mentioned that in addition to our resident grill-master he is an engineer by trade? So hopefully that will give you a little insight as to why he came home with the largest bottle of bourbon I have ever seen. While in the liquor store, he did the per ounce cost comparison between the smaller bottles and this GINORMOUS bottle of bourbon and decided it was a much more cost effective choice to get the big one – because it is not like the stuff really goes bad.
In his defense (a) I did not specify how much bourbon I needed exactly (b) I said it didn’t have to be the expensive stuff. When he asked for clarification, I told him to find the bourbon in the middle – not being the cheapest (cause YUCK) and not the most expensive. Just something drinkable.
This is the point I feel compelled to mention again that Mr. Whole Food | Real Families is an engineer. Generally, he is more than happy to stop by and pick things up on the way home from work because he drives right past all of the stores. However, I have learned to be very specific. It sounds something like: “Honey, can you stop by and pick up 2 gallons of 2% Organic Valley milk on the way home? You can find it in the Organic and Natural section at Kroger.” During our marriage, I have learned this saves us a lot more time than: “Honey can you get some milk on the way home?” He can’t help it. It is just how his brain works. And this level of specificity saves me from a lot of weird things hanging out in my pantry. The fact that is is a wonderful father, good looking, smart, and has a real job that allows me to be a food blogger totally makes up for this little weirdness.
But I digress…
Here we are with this huge bottle of bourbon. For weeks. And weeks. Finally, I just needed to do something with it. Then I tasted it and had a revelation. I’m not so much a bourbon drinker. Especially the middle of the road stuff. Apparently me and my dear husband have a difference of opinion as to what qualifies as “drinkable.” So I set out to find something to do with this bottle. If you ever want to have a party in the kitchen with your spouse, trying to figure out how to drink a bottle of bourbon that’s not quite drinkable might be the trick. Much like other recipes, it requires experimentation and testing. And testing. And… hehehehehehe…
But it was all worth it because the Peach Banana Mint Bourbon Slushie was born. And it is mighty tasty.
- 4 very ripe peaches, peeled and cored
- 1 ripe banana or you can use previously frozen bananas
- 4-5 leaves of fresh mint
- 3/4 cup ice
- 2 shots bourbon that's my story and I'm sticking to it
- honey or 100% pure maple syrup to taste yes for me, no for Mr. Whole Food | Real Families cause he's all manly
- Put it all in the blender and blend until slushie-like. Pour and garnish with extra mint. Enjoy!