Red Wine Slushy

A wine glass with a fruity red frozen red wine
A perfect Summer sipper

This Red Wine Slushy is the perfect drink for porch sits.  It is made with lots of fruit so that means its healthy right? It is also a simple, make ahead cocktail that you can prepare in advance for a party.

Yesterday I had planned to make this drink and sit on my friend’s deck and enjoy the warm weather. In typical Chicago fashion, as soon as I got done blending up this Red Wine Slushy, the weather turned cold, windy and wet. I can tell you that while this Red Wine Slushy would have been absolutely perfect for that deck sit, it also made a tasty treat curled up under some blankets on the couch.

I know that making cocktails can be hard for some, but I can assure you that this is a drink anyone can make. It is also a great way to use up fruit that is about to go bad because you use frozen fruit. If you have fruit that you didn’t get around to eating, cut it up and freeze it to use in future Red Wine Slushy drinks. You will need to have a good blender or food processor to make this drink. I was gifted a really nice Vitamix from a friend who was moving and it works absolutely perfect for this drink. Any high powered blender will do.

Once you make this slushy, you will find yourself experimenting with all kinds of Wine Slushys!

How To Make the Red Wine Slushy

You will need to have at least one cup of frozen fruit. You can use any fruit you choose. For this recipe I used raspberries and peaches that I had frozen. The berries were from the grocery store frozen food section and the peaches were some peaches I had on hand that were getting soft so I cut them up and froze them.

Tip: Use fruit that has a more dense consistency, like berries, peaches or grapes. Apples , pears and other fruit will work but they have a different texture and it wont result in the same consistency as this particular Red Wine Slushy.

img_8978The ingredients you will need to make this Red Wine Slushy are:

  • 1 C of your favorite Red Wine
  • 1 C of Frozen Fruit
  • 4 to 6 Medium sized Ice Cubes
  • 1 T of Frozen Fruit Punch Concentrate
  • 1 Scoop of Rainbow Sherbert (optional)

I love this recipe for the fact that it’s delicious but also because it helps use up wine that I don’t finish. If I open a bottle of white, I finish the bottle myself in one sitting. Reds I tend to have a glass or two and then the rest sits. So I love using the leftover red wine I have on hand to make this drink.

As I said before, you will need a pretty powerful blender to make this drink. There is just no other way to get the slush like consistency without it. There are lots of good blenders on Amazon that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

The steps to making this are as follows:

  • Add your frozen fruit, ice cubes and wine to a blender, start out on low.
  • Slowly speed up your blender so the ice is crushed and the texture of the slushy is smooth.
    • Tip: There are instances where I have to add more ice or frozen fruit to get the smooth, icy texture I like for this drink.
  • Stop the blender, pour the drink into a wine glass and top with a scoop of your frozen rainbow sherbert.
  • Relax and enjoy!
A wine glass with a fruity red frozen red wine
A perfect Summer sipper.

Party Tip

The great thing about this drink is that it is perfect for parties, book club, or girl’s night in. You can triple or even quadruple this recipe, pour it into a container with a tight fitting lid and freeze for later to serve at your party. Just wait to top it with the sherbert until you are serving the drink.

*If you’re wondering about my straw, they are glass re-useable straws I bought on Amazon. They were Amazon’s Choice and came with 8 straws and a cleaning brush. I chose the clear glass straws over the stainless steel for fear that if mold grows inside the straw I can see it with the glass straw as opposed to the stainless steel ones. You have to be sure to remember to not bite the straw to move it if that is a habit you have. It was something I had to get used to.

I hope that you enjoy this Red Wine Slushy as much as I do. The recipe is pretty versatile. Be sure to experiment with different fruits and different wines and ice creams. I really love to serve this drink when I have my girlfriend’s over to sit on my deck. I love to pair it with some fun dips and other appetizers.

If you happen to make it, share a picture on social media and tag me!

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red drink in a clear wine glass topped with ice cream
A perfect cool treat

If you are interested in some other recipes that would go with this drink check out these recipes on my blog for:

Asian Meatballs

Party Dip

French Onion Soup Bites

Iced Coffee

*You can copy and print this recipe below for a more printer friendly or screenshot option.

Red Wine Slushy

  • 1 C of your favorite Red Wine
  • 1 C of Frozen Fruit
  • 4 to 6 Medium sized Ice Cubes
  • 1 T of Frozen Fruit Punch Concentrate
  • 1 Scoop of Rainbow Sherbert (optional)
  • Add your frozen fruit, ice cubes and wine to a blender, start out on low.
  • Slowly speed up your blender so the ice is crushed and the texture of the slushy is smooth.
    • Tip: There are instances where I have to add more ice or frozen fruit to get the smooth, icy texture I like for this drink.
  • Stop the blender, pour the drink into a wine glass and top with a scoop of your frozen rainbow sherbert.
  • Relax and enjoy!

 

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Thank you for reading and once again, Happy Eating!

Love,

Tipsy

 

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