A frozen pink drink with a blood orange slice and garnish.

Old Fashioned Paloma Slushie

Grapefruit and lemon make this citrusy adults-only slushie from Ezra Brooks Bourbon the perfect summer treat.


Old Fashioned Paloma Slushie


  • 1 ruby red grapefruit peel removed
  • 1 large lemon peel removed
  • cup Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • ½ cup sparkling pink grapefruit soda
  • cup agave syrup or honey
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 cups ice
  • mint for garnish
  • sliced grapefruit wheel for garnish


  • In a blender, purée grapefruit, lemon, Ezra Brooks Bourbon Whiskey, grapefruit soda, agave, salt and Angostura bitters until smooth. Add ice and purée until smooth. Pour into a shallow casserole dish and freeze until slushy, about 2 hours.
  • Divide among glasses and garnish with mint and grapefruit, adding more grapefruit soda for a loose sipping slushie.


Tip: Reduce the work of squeezing and straining citrus by peeling, chopping and throwing it all in a blender. And don’t forgo the salt—it enhances the grapefruit flavour.
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