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Looking for some 90 proof options for the classic bourbon slushy on here. I usually do the black label Evan Williams which is 86 but we could use a little more octane, have done their bottle in bond 100 and Makers Mark but feel like a 90 proof cheaper than Makers would be ideal. Any suggestions?

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16,856XL and MM

Louisville, Kentucky

1,38016,856XL and MM

Louisville, Kentucky

3561,38016,856XL and MM

Louisville, Kentucky

1,912There is 120 ounces (sorry Canada) of "liquid" if you follow the recipe exactly. Of that, 24 ounces is booze. Of those 24 ounces, only a percentage is actual alcohol, represented by the "proof" / 200.

Percentage of alcohol in slush = (percentage of alcohol in booze * 24)/120

Proof of slush = percentage of alcohol * 200.

If you follow the recipe exactly, the difference between using Evan Williams 86 proof and any 90 proof whisky is exactly 0.4% (8.6% vs 9%) or 0.8 proof in the slush. (17.2 versus 18 proof). I would challenge anyone to tell the difference between 17.2 proof and 18 proof, but that's a discussion for another day.

If you only have Evan Williams 86 proof available, you can leave out 5 ounces of water and you will end up with 18 proof slush. If you leave out an entire cup of water you will end up with 18.4 proof slush. Leave out two cups of water and you got 20 proof slush. If you leave out more than that, it won't freeze as well.

14,439Now we need a spreadsheet/calculator/shortcut in which we can enter the proof, ounces, and cost/bottle to determine the most economical purchase for a given batch of slushies (I have my doubts that bourbon "quality" will have much of an effect with water, ice, sugar and whatever else being dumped in).

I'd develop a spreadsheet/calculator/shortcut myself, except:

1. I'm retired, and I don't wanna,

2. I've never really drank anything stronger than port, and

3. I'm not supposed to be drinking at all, anymore.

Will continue to follow this thread though, just because.

"Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees" - Midnight Oil

Ogden, Utard

1,38016,856XL and MM

Louisville, Kentucky

14,0711,38014,071WWCKD?

1,9123561118,07631,444i would rather cut back the sugar, thats my only dislike with bourbon slushies. sugar hides the booze

31,4441,91231,44417,495I add the bourbon. Deliciouso and no math.

It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.

1,9121,16118,076I may try just leaving the sugar out, and see if the juice concentrates will maintain the innate slushiness.

17,495It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.

14,439Today I had my third helping of (not quite) seedless grapes, washed and stored in my freezer, after mowing the lawn. Their consistency is perfect, and they handily beat out that weirdo beer with grapefruit juice that I had been using for my after-mowing cooldown.

Juice Concentrates? No idea if they're just reducing the water, or also the sugar, so haven't a clue if they'll freeze the same way. Keep us posted!

"Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees" - Midnight Oil

Ogden, Utard