10 Wine Slushies To Keep You Cool By The Pool
Get ready for a brain freeze you won't regret...because it comes with a buzz. With a blender and a dream, you too can be sipping luscious libations by the pool or on the beach to keep you cool as a cucumber.
1. Frozen Sangria Slushies
What's better than sangria? FROZEN sangria! And with a little brandy, triple sec, and cinnamon, this tastes just like the real thing, too.
- 8 ounces red wine
- 2 ounces brandy
- 2 ounces trip sec orange liqueur
- 3 cups frozen fruit (this recipe uses peaches, pineapples, and mixed berries)
- a pinch of ground cinnamon
1. Place everything in a blender and puree. Serve cold.
Get the full frozen sangria recipe here.
2. Peach Wine Slushie
This one is SO SIMPLE and just TWO INGREDIENTS! ohmygod
- 5 cups frozen peaches
- 2 1/2 cups white or rosé wine*
-Fresh peaches, for garnishing
*Per the author: Use any variety of wine or rosé wine. Her favorite is pinot grigio, but she suggests that chardonnay or sauvignon blanc works well too.
1. Add the frozen peaches and wine to a blender. Blend until the mixture is pureed.
2. Pour the slushies into glasses, garnish with the fresh peaches, and serve immediately.
If this combo isn't for you, don't worry. This formula can be used with any fruit and any kind of wine. The author suggests:
- Frozen strawberries with rosé
- Frozen mango with sauvignon blanc
- Frozen raspberries with syrah
The author also says: Mix. Blend. Pour. Devour. Repeat.
This is a mantra I can get behind.
Get the full peach wine slushie recipe here.
3. Red Wine Strawberry Lime Slushie
This is the wine-lover's strawberry daiquiri. Sweet and tart, it's the perfect summertime sipper.
- 1/3 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup ginger ale
- 4 cups ice
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries (about 9 strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
1. Blend ice with red wine and ginger ale on high, until you create a slushy consistency.
2. Add the sugar and lime juice and blend to mix in.
3. Add the frozen strawberries and blend into the slush mixture until smooth like a slushy.
4. Then add in the honey and lightly blend to mix in. Let sit for about five minutes. Then, enjoy!
Get the full red wine straberry lime slushie recipe here](http://yuminyourtum.com/2016/06/red-wine-strawberry-lime-slushy/).
4. Cucumber Mint Wine Slushies
This one is a little different than your average fruity wine slush. But no less refreshing and probably a bit more crisp! Definitely worth a try.
- 2 cups fresh cucumber, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 6 cups ice
- 1/2 cup mint syrup (see recipe)
- 3 cups white wine (suggested--sauvignon blanc)
For the syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
1. To make the syrup: add water, sugar, and mint into a small pan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and let cook until reduced by half, while stirring the mixture frequently, about 5-8 minutes. Once reduced, remove from heat and let cool completely.
2. Place cucumber, mint, ice, mint syrup, and wine into a blender. Mix until well combined and serve immediately.
Get the full cucumber mint wine slushie recipe here.
5. Frozen Mango Bellini
By swapping frozen fruit for fresh, you can have an icy variation on a classic cocktail cooler. Mango is used in this recipe, but feel free to add your favorite fruit instead.
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup champagne or sparkling wine
1. In a blender, combine frozen mango chunks and champagne and blend until smooth.
2. Once blended, pour the mixture into a champagne flute or wine glass.
3. Serve with a straw and garnish with a fresh mango slice if desired.
Get the full frozen mango bellini recipe here.
6. Cherry Moscato Slushie
Mmm mmm harkens back to those cherry lime popsicles I had as a kid. Dress them up with a little moscato and you have a beverage that will make you blush it's so yummy.
- 1 bottle white moscato wine (chilled)
- 1 bag frozen cherries
- Lime wedges for garnish
1. Add the frozen cherries and wine to a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour the slush into four glasses. If you don't want cherry skins, strain it as you're pouring it into each glass. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime. Drink immediately.
7. Watermelon Rosé Slushies
Nothing says sweet summertime afternoons like fresh, juicy watermelons. But oh man...add a little rosé and lime juice and you've got yourself your own private summertime soiree. You won't want to share these. Trust me.
- 4 cups diced frozen watermelon (cube some up fresh and toss them in the freezer for a few hours to chill out)
- 1 bottle rosé
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Lime zest for garnish
1. Put frozen watermelon, rosé, and lime juice in a blender and blend until slushy.
2. Pour mixture into glasses and place in freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up a bit more.
3. Top with lime zest before serving.
Get the full watermelon rosé slushie recipe here.
8. Frozen Mimosas
Brunch lovers rejoice! There is a wine slushy for you too! And you didn't think champagne could get any more fab. Wait till you have it frozen.
- 2 cups orange juice ice cubes
- 4 cups prosecco, champagne, or sparkling wine
- orange slices/wedges for garnish
1. The night before, fill two ice cube trays with orange juice and freeze.
2. The next morning, add the orange juice ice cubes and champagne/wine into a blender and blend until smooth.
Get the full frozen mimosa recipe here.
9. Frozen White Wine Sangria with Stone Fruit and Mango
So. if regular ol' red sangria ain't for you, there's another option. Try this frosty treat that blends white wine and all your favorite summer time fruits into a divine frosty beverage.
- 6 ounces crisp, dry white wine
- 2 ounces fresh peaches or nectarines, chopped (~1 peach or nectarine)
- 2 ounces fresh mango, chopped (~1/2 mango)
- 1 ounce ginger liqueur
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 2 cups ice, preferably crushed
- Fresh basil and sliced peaches or nectarines, for garnish
1. In a blender, combine the white wine, peaches/nectarines, mango, ginger liqueur, and elderflower liqueur. Add ice and blend, starting on the lowest setting and increasing to the highest setting. Add more ice if you desire a thicker consistency.
2. Pour the cocktail into chilled flutes and garnish with sliced stone fruit and sprigs of fresh basil.
Get the full frozen white wine sangria recipe here.
10. Strawberry Prosecco Fizz Slushies
THISDRINKISSOAMAZINGGG! Y'all. For real. A bubbly slushy. Does it get any better?
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon low calorie sweetener (about 4 packets) or about 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 bottle prosecco, chilled
- Strawberries and mint for garnish
1. In the container of a blender, combine strawberries, mint, sweetener/sugar, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
2. Remove from the blender and while using a spatula, press strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a mason jar/bowl.
3. Once strained, rinse out the bender. Add the prosecco to the blender, 8-10 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture, and 3 cups of ice. Blend until ice is smooth and there are no remaining large chucks.
4. Pour into glasses and serve with a strawberry and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately or place in freezer until ready to serve.
Get the full strawberry prosecco fizz slushie recipe here.
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