10 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (we used 8 tablespoons)
1 ¾ cups simple syrup (We did a 50:50 ratio of sugar and water with our simple syrup and let it cool down to room temperature afterwards)
¾ cup chopped fresh mint leaves (we finely chopped our mint)
¼ cup water
Lemon slices and mint leaves, for garnish
Add all the ingredients to a large plastic freezer-safe bag. Seal the bag and place it in the freezer for anywhere from 6 hours to overnight so the mixture gets frozen. Once frozen, take the bag out and massage it with your hands until the mixture takes on a slushy consistency. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.
They called this “Citrus Bourbon Slushies” but we call it Swamp Slushies ! Don’t let the looks decieve you, this is a delicious drink to have on a hot day. Hell, it’s a delicious drink to have anytime of the year ! There’s a nice level of sweetness without being overpowering, you can taste the bourbon but it’s not overwhelming (oh, you will feel it as well !) and the mint gives it a nice freshness. The lime and lemon juice brightens the drink but doesn’t make it pucker-inducing at all. We don’t know what happened ‘cause the photo for this drink made it look yellow-ish but ours ended up looking like swamp water. The drink was too good to not post even though it visually didn’t turn out the same as the magazine’s picture did. So we decided to embrace the difference and give it the name that seemed fitting ! This is a great drink to have for the summer time but it could be a fun drink to serve in October for a Halloween party !
We got this recipe from People magazine.
We weren’t paid in any form to promote Jim Beam or People magazine.
Mommy and me love Halloween the way some people love Christmas. Unfortunately, we have a party pooper who’s told us they’re going to be hanging around us 24/7 for the last half or so of October, ruining that part of this awesome month. You guys familiar with Dementors? This person is like a real life version of a Dementor ! While we love doing this blog, under these circumstances we would rather spend the time enjoying the Halloween season as much as possible. Technically, we could blog while this party pooper is around but the blog would definitely suffer. We think our blog will reflect how crappy we will be feeling during that time. This will be our last post until November. Hope you all have a happy Halloween !
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take a 9 x 5 x 3 inches loaf pan out and line the inside of the pan with aluminum foil, spraying the bottom foil with cooking spray. Mix the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and then pour it into the loaf pan.
Stick the pan in the oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the middle comes back out looking clean. Let the bread cool for 5 minutes before pulling it out of the pan.
Since it’s October, we decided to try a version of the One Pan Banana Bread with pumpkin puree replacing half of the usual mashed ripe bananas. This turned out to be tasty, you can taste the pumpkin and it gave the bread an orange hue. The walnuts also add a different texture to the bread.