Mississippi Gambler

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This is my idea of a slushy! A refreshing lemon-enhanced drink, best when frozen to a slush, great in the summertime on the porch! Originally from a June 1984 issue of Bon Apetit magazine. This must be started 2 days (48 hours) before serving. Standing time and freezing time are not included in prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Squeeze lemons, reserving rinds.
  2. Measure 1 1/2 cups juice into a large freezer-proof jar.
  3. Add bourbon,water and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves completely.
  4. Add lemon rinds.
  5. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
  6. Squeeze rinds into bourbon mixture, then discard rinds.
  7. Strain bourbon mixture and return to jar.
  8. Cover jar and freeze for 24 hours.
  9. Scoop slush into tall glasses.
  10. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon slice and serve immediately.

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