Frozen Brandy Old-Fashioneds

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


12 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts slush mix)

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
Both sides of my family are Midwestern, so our strong brandy tradition is evident in the slush we make for the holidays and in the Wisconsin old-fashioned cocktails we enjoy year-round. I decided to combine those recipes into something completely new. This goes very quickly at gatherings! —Stephanie Vaughan, Madison, Wisconsin


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups brandy
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup bitters
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Optional: Maraschino cherries and orange wedges


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; cool completely. Stir in brandy, orange juice concentrate, cherry juice and bitters. Pour into a 3-qt. freezer container. Freeze overnight or until set.
  2. For each serving, scoop 3/4 cup slush into a rocks glass. Pour lemon-lime soda into the glass; serve with fruit as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 246 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.