August 18, 2017

Wine Slushie

Here at The Beverage Factory, we know that wine is the perfect year-round drink, but with the temperature warming up and your special events moving outside into the sunshine, there's a new twist on the beverage that promises to make a great thing even better - the wine slushie!

We must admit, not all of us were convinced when we were first introduced to the idea, but the easy-to-follow recipe and delicious result soon won us over! To get a refreshing spring or summer buzz, simply:

  1. Combine fruit, wine, and other sweet ingredients in a blender
  2. Add ice before blending (check out our large selection of ice makers to keep ice on hand all season long), or blend without ice and freeze mixture in freezer for a few hours before serving
  3. Serve in wine glasses, mason jars, or small bowls for a simple yet elegant treat
  4. Enjoy!

There is a tasty variation for any occasion, including:

BRUNCH: Mimosa Slushies (serves 4)

  • FRUIT: 1 large orange and 1 cup fresh or frozen peach slices
  • WINE: ½ cup champagne
  • OTHER: ¼ cup orange juice
  • ICE: 2 cups

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST: Peach Bellini Slushies (serves 8)

  • WINE: 1 bottle chilled Prosecco
  • FRUIT: 3 cups frozen peach slices
  • OTHER: 1 cup mango nectar
  • ICE: none

BRIDAL SHOWER: Rosé Slushies (serves 4)

  • WINE: 2 cups rosé
  • FRUIT: 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • OTHER: 1 tablespoon honey
  • ICE: 2 cups

PICNIC LUNCH: Raspberry Lemonade Slushies (serves 2)

  • WINE: 375 ml Pink Moscato
  • FRUIT: ¾ cup frozen raspberries
  • OTHER: ½ cup lemonade concentrate
  • ICE: 2 handfuls ice

POOL PARTY: Watermelon Slushies (serves 6)

  • FRUIT: 4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
  • WINE: 1 bottle of cold white wine
  • OTHER: 2 tablespoons sugar and the juice of 2 lemons
  • ICE: none; pour mixture into plastic bag and freeze well before serving

BACKYARD BBQ: Sangria Slushies (serves 3-4)

  • WINE: 2 cups red wine
  • FRUIT: 1-1/2 cups frozen berries
  • OTHER: 3 ounces triple sec and agave nectar to sweeten
  • ICE: enough to thicken

DINNER PARTY DESSERT: Mixed Berry Wine Slushies (serves 10)

  • WINE: 1 bottle of sweet red wine
  • FRUIT: 2 12-ounce bags of mixed berries
  • OTHER: 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups ginger ale
  • ICE: none; pour mixture into plastic bag and freeze well before serving

These beverages may be an adult version of one of our favorite childhood treats, but that doesn't mean that kids (or designated drivers) can't get in on the fun. For many of these recipes, you can substitute lemon-lime soda or sparkling cider for white wine to make a non-alcoholic batch that everyone can enjoy!


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