Cheers To New Montana Traditions
Along with the holidays come traditions. Sometimes we don't know why we do some of the things we do, we just "always have done it". Some traditions make sense, some are just kind of weird. When you start to discuss traditions with other people you start to realize how many traditions there are. For example when I was a kid we were never allowed to open presents on Christmas Eve, it was always on Christmas Day. As an adult we have changed that tradition. Now we allow everyone to open one present on Christmas Eve. Most often those gifts are pajamas, but over the past few years that has become a "tradition".
Ashley Warren and I were discussing traditions on the radio and we both realized that we had food traditions for the holidays. Ashley's family makes homemade pizzas for their Christmas meal. My family makes Swedish Meatballs. I am not Swedish, but we have been making meatballs for the past twenty years. I personally like traditions that revolve around food and it seems the more you talk to people about traditions, the more you find stories about food. There are some food traditions that I still don't understand. Who actually eats fruitcake? How did the "Christmas Pickle" come about?
Mike called in to talk about his family tradition for the holidays and it came down to two words. "Brandy Slush". So, of course, we had to ask for the recipe.
You will need to be over 21 years old for this recipe. Please don't drink and drive, enjoy responsibly. You will need the following:
- Can of frozen orange juice
- Can of frozen lemonade
- 7 cups of water
- 4 Lipton tea bags
- 2 cups of sugar
- Cheap brandy
- Squirt, 7-Up or Sprite
Boil the water, soak the tea bags for about ten minutes, add the sugar, the frozen juices and brandy to taste and freeze. Because of the brandy it will not freeze all the way, it will become a "slush". Then serve slush with Squirt, 7-Up or Sprite and again enjoy responsibly. If you have any traditions or recipes, let us know. Cheers to new traditions.
THANK YOU! Photos from the 2022 Guerrilla Turkey Drive in Missoula, Montana