Apparently several inches of snow wasn’t enough for some people, they wanted more ice...frozen slushie ice! The Retro Slush Maker Machine from Giles & Posner has been flying out the door (on DPD lorries) after over a month of waiting for stock from our suppliers. We apologise to all our customers who have been kept waiting, we hope you’re now making lots of slushie goodness without too much brain freeze!
We want you to make the most of your slush maker, which is why we’ve got some tips and recipe ideas to inspire you. Have you got any tips or suggestions? Why not add a product review to our site as we give away Drinkstuff credit to the best reviews?
The Retro Slush Maker Machine in action! This video shows a 7up frozen slushie being made.
YouTube video courtesy of freakzilla3333.
Bored of orange juice slushies? We’ve compiled some recipe ideas for the perfect tasting slushie drink!
Hawaiian Tropical Punch:
250ml Pineapple Juice
100ml Grapefruit Juice
100ml Cranberry Juice
200ml Club Soda or Lemonade
25ml Fresh Lime Juice
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Mix together and pop in the Slush Maker for a yummy, fruity frozen drink!
1 Sachet of Franco’s Lime Cocktail Mix 170g (Pre-mixed)
Once the Lime Cocktail Mix has turned to slush, dispense into margarita glasses (with a salt rim) and mix in the following amounts of spirit to each glass;
1 Part Squash
4 Part Water or Lemonade
Mix together before adding to the Slush Maker – it has to be extra strong for the flavours of the squash to come through. This recipe can be adapted to any squash (use less if double concentrated).
Other Slush Drink Ideas:
Premixed Kool Aid!
SodaStream Mixer (non-diet) pre-mixed according to instructions
Fanta – any flavour!
Mixed Berry Fruit Juice
Rubicon Fruit Juices
Cola mixed with 50ml of Cherry Sourz
Orange & Cranberry Juice mixed with 50ml Malibu
Ginger Beer mixed with 50ml Lime Juice and 50ml Vodka
• Drinks with a high sugar or corn syrup base will crystallize faster and produce a thicker slush than those with milk or lower sugar content. Carbonated drinks will set up slower and will not be as thick.
• Where possible, let carbonated drinks lose their fizz for quicker results
• Pre-chilling the liquid will quicken the slush making process
• Still or carbonated diet or sugar free drinks will not slush
• Alcohol does not freeze, which is why you will need to add it afterwards
• If the slush hasn’t formed within 40mins then the drink probably isn’t suitable for freezing
For the finishing touch, why not serve up your slushie with our Spoon Straws and Disposable Smoothie Tumblers. Perfect for enjoying out in the sunshine (for the two weeks of glorious sun we get a year) and keeping messy children happy.
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Fancy another? Well it's your round! We've complied a list of some of the most expensive booze around. You'll never complain about the price of a pint in your local ever again!
Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne
Soon to be stocked at your local Tesco (no only joking), this bottle of Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne is in fact cognac. This 1 litre crystal bottle has been dipped in 24k yellow gold and sterling platinum, complete with 6,500 certified brilliant-cut diamonds, master-crafted by the well-known jeweler, Jose Davalos.
How's that for a bit of bling? After aging for mere 100 years, the cognac measures in at 41 percent proof.
La Ley del Diamante (the Diamond Sterling) Tequila
You might think twice about pouring a tequila slammer from this bottle of Mexican Tequila. The bottle has been created using hand-blown glass created by 32 Mexican craftsmen and covered with 4kg of pure platinum and sterling silver and finished with 6,000 certified brilliant-cut diamonds.
As for the tequila itself, it's been extra-aged (3, 6 or 9 years), blended in cured barrels with an alcohol content of 42 percent.
DIVA Premium Vodka
50ml of this DIVA Premium Vodka makes one hell of an expensive vodka and coke. Made in Scotland (didn't see that one coming did you?), this vodka varies in price, depending on how many gems you fancy showing off inside your bottle.
Triple distilled, Blackwood Distillers make this with natural spring water. Filtered through ice, Nordic birch charcoal and a sand made from crushed diamonds and gems, this really is the bee's knees.
The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926
Highly sought after, this 60 year old whiskey is no longer available to buy. However, if you're ever in the area, the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey sells it for $3,300 per dram.
Chateau Lafite 1787
Possibly not the best wine to bring out at a dinner party, this bottle of Chateau Lafite was originally bought by Thomas Jefferson in France (his intials are on the bottle). For some reason he never got round to drinking it and the wine sold for $160,000 in 1985 to a London collector.
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