Bourbon slush recipe made with frozen cherries and a scoop of coconut sorbet or vanilla ice cream–your choice.

Cherry Bourbon Slush recipe by Dessert for Two

It is positively too hot to do anything…except drink frozen boozy drinks. And roll up our denim shorts and go sit by the pool.

We’ve had our fair share of Peach Wine Slushies and Berry Wine Slushies this summer already. But on a day when the heat index is triple digits, I reached for the Bourbon. It helps me forget the heat.

The good news is that this Bourbon slush is just as easy to make as my wine slushies.

Just add frozen fruit to a blender, pour in the booze, and blend, blend, blend. I added a few spoonfuls of sugar this time around because the bite of Bourbon really needed it.

Bourbon Slush recipe with Frozen Cherries by Dessert for Two

The hardest part is that you need to have self control with the Bourbon. I use a generous 1 shot/ person rule, but any more than that really covers up the flavor of the cherries. My husband makes a lot of boozy milkshakes, and he recommends a half shot/ person. Add a little and taste.

He also recommends a rye whiskey here, because that’s his personal favorite. That’s what I’m using in the photos, but I have made it with regular Bourbon, too.

A cherry Bourbon slush with ice cream on top:

How have we gotten this far along and no one has asked about the scoop of ice cream on top? It’s coconut sorbet, and yes, it’s incredible when it melts into the slushy. A cherry Bourbon cream slushy. Yeah, I just made that happen for you.

Coconut sorbet is my first choice, but vanilla ice cream is even richer here.

Whiskey Slush with Cherries and Coconut Sorbet

I plopped everything in my Vitamix, and it blended up so quickly. I have the counter-top version which is slightly shorter and more compact, if you thought it looks slightly funny in the photos.

Now, go! Get sloshed on this Bourbon slush action. And celebrate the last few days of summer!


Yield: 2 drinks

Cherry Bourbon Slush

Whiskey Slush with Cherries and Coconut Sorbet

These easy to make bourbon cocktails are sure to cool you down this summer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 12 ounce bag frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 2 shots Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 scoops coconut sorbet


  1. Into a high-speed blender, place the cherries, Bourbon, sugar and 1 tray of ice cubes. Blend on high until slushy.
  2. Divide between two glasses, and serve with a scoop of coconut sorbet on top of each.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 4gSugar: 55gProtein: 3g

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