Monday, July 6, 2015

Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Slushie

When I was offered some Jeremiah Weed whiskies to try, I wasn't exactly sure what it was. I mean, I know what whisky is, but I hadn't tried this particular brand.

There are three flavors, spiced, cinnamon, and sarsaparilla. I was particularly smitten with the sarsaparilla. It's similar to root beer, which is one of my favorite flavors. I started playing around with flavors, but then decided to pare things back to the whisky could really shine.

I thought about making an ice cream drink, but then decided to make something less heavy using ice and half-and-half. While half-and-half is certainly richer than milk, there's a lot of water from the ice. I've also made this with milk, and it's fine.

I also tried a variation of this with chocolate, and it was pretty darned good. Try it with just a little chocolate, and add more to taste. If you add too much, it can overpower the sarsaparilla flavor.

Yes, I've had quite a few of these.

The other flavors are also good served this way. The cinnamon with chocolate reminded me of Mexican chocolate.

Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Slushie

1 1/2 cups ice
1 1/2 ounces Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whisky
1 ounce simple syrup
4 ounce half-and-half (or milk or heavy cream)

You don't need to measure the ice cubes precisely. I measured what came of out my ice cube tray a few times, and it averages 1 1/2 cup, but it depends on how neatly they go into the measuring cup, and it also depends on how full I fill it or how much spills out. Sometimes I'm a little sloppy.

Put the ice cubes in your blender. Crush until you have a fine snow.

Add the whisky, simple syrup, and half-and-half. Blend until well combined and a little frothy.

Serve in a mug with a straw.

I received the Jeremiah Weed at no cost to me.
Sarsaparilla Slushie