Wine Slushies: Best Summertime Cocktail Recipe
Refreshing and flavorful drinks are the best weapon to beat the heat in summer. When the sun is ablaze and the temperature soars up, a cool drink is required to rejuvenate the soul. Moreover, the wide availability of fruits in summer such as berries, peaches, mangoes, melons, and pineapples present to us endless pairings in terms of flavor.
While summer fruits are a good choice, who does not like a punch of alcohol in it? Delicious fruity cocktail with a boozy punch sounds just right.
If a pricey summer cocktail with alcohol is worrying you, then rest assured because they do not require to be enjoyed outside the home, in a fancy bar. You can make your own show-stopping creations right at your kitchen counter. With the correct ingredients and kitchen gadgets, this is definitely possible. You’ll be surprised how easily and inexpensively these come together.
Wine is a favorite go-to option for many. So without further ado, here are some of the best wine slush mix recipes.
Wine and Berry Picks
While there are several wine and berry options to pick from in order to make blended wine drinks, not all of them are the appropriate choice. However, to make the perfect flavor combination, you should be knowledgeable regarding their taste and flavor profile.
If you want to have good control over the nutrition value in your food intake, then you must know about their health properties as well. Some popular berry options that are apposite to make blended wine drinks are:
Possessing a dark blue color and a tangy flavor, blueberries will make your blended wine drink stand out for its signature blue appearance. These are also rich in antioxidants that are a natural anti-ager, and provide maximum cell protection from free radicals lurking around.
Sweet with hints of sourness, this delicious fruit may finish even before you start making your homemade wine slushies with it! Strawberries are filled with minerals and vitamins that are essential for the body, such as vitamins B6, B9. K, and, E, magnesium, and potassium. They are also a natural teeth cleanser and great for the skin.
These tantalizing little, ruby-red berries have a sweet and fruity taste with a seedy texture. Not only do they come with bursts of juicy pops, they contain bursts of nutrition as well. They are filling yet low in calories, making this a perfect option.
Raspberries are also known to enhance cognitive ability while growing older. Adding raspberries to your homemade wine slushy recipes will make them stand out given their eye-catching bright color.
Possessing a rich, dark color, these berries have a unique taste unlike any other. Enjoy it as it is or blend it with other berries or fruits for a distinct flavor in your wine slush mix recipe. Blackberries are filled with essential vitamins, minerals, and health benefits. These also contain fiber and aid in weight loss.
While now you know a good deal about how to pick the right berries to make homemade wine slushies, the following is a list of wines that would be great to make blended wine drinks.
Chardonnay is a type of white wine, which varies in taste according to its color like any other white wine. Chardonnay can range from pale yellow to straw gold. A paler chardonnay has a zesty and unoaked taste. On the other hand, chardonnay with a richer, darker color is more oaked and buttery in flavor.
Moscato has a sweet and fruity fragrance and the same stands in terms of its flavor profile. Moscato is also very versatile; gulp it down or add it to food, it will taste great either way. Its fruity flavor makes it the perfect pick to add this into blended wine drinks. Moscato will further enhance the fruity flavor of the berries, adding a distinct touch of its own.
Riesling is another wine that has a fruity taste. In this case, it contains the taste of orchard fruits, such as apricot, pear, nectarine, and apple. Other than that, smelling this wine will make you feel as if you are taking a walk in the garden. You will get hints of floral scents such as jasmine, sweet fragrance of honeycomb, and the pungent smell of lime peels. All these fruity qualities make it an awesome option for making homemade wine slushies.
Prosecco is a type of dry white wine, which is, in fact, a blend of other wines. In most cases, this blend consists of Chardonnay, Perera, Bianchetta, Pinot Noir, and Verdisio. Prosecco has a sweet, crisp, and fruity taste that is not overwhelming but rather fresh. This also has a pleasant citrusy aroma.
Rosé is a category of red wine, which can be made from a variety of different wine grapes or a single type of grape. Rosé has a range of pink colors among which blush pink is a common one. It has a bright, crispy flavor that tastes like a euphony of berries, melons, citrus, and celery with hints of floral notes.
- Pinot Noir
Another type of red wine, this one has a light red color and smells of cranberries, cherries, and raspberries. As for flavor, it tastes acidic, fruity, and sometimes jam making it the perfect pick for blended wine drinks. Although Pinot Noir is made with a blend of unusual ingredients, the end product tastes amazing.
How to Make Wine Slushies?
Homemade wine slushies may sound daunting but are actually very facile to put together. Moreover, this can be made in an affordable manner too. If you are someone who likes to cook and plays around with ingredients and food, you may have found that complex recipes are actually fun to cook.
However, if you are a beginner, then the following recipes and techniques will make creating homemade wine slushies seem like eating a piece of cake or drinking a glass of wine in this case.
3 Ingredients Berry Wine Slushy
This wine slush mix recipe is easy to whip up as it requires only a couple of ingredients. Additionally, it will satiate your cravings when berries are not in season because this tastes better when made using frozen berries instead of fresh ones.
As a slushy is essentially a mixture of fruits and ice and has a thick, icy texture, it is necessary that frozen fruits are used. To make this you will need a cup of berries, a cup of ice cubes, wine of your choice. Chardonnay, Moscato, Riesling, Prosecco, or Rosè, any of these will be great for this wine slush mix recipe. As for berries, use anything according to your liking, or you can mix and match berries.
Firstly, in a blender jug, add in the berries and wine to make a fine puree. No need to sieve this to get rid of the seeds as it will create a negligible effect in the final product. After making a fine puree, add in chunks or cubes of ice, little at a time to incorporate them well.
Not all blenders are equally powerful so take note of this step. Pulse it a few times until the slushy is ready. The texture should be chunky, not smooth. Finally, pour it in a glass or smoothie jar if serving immediately, or store in the refrigerator to keep it cool.
White Whine Berry Slushy
This is another easy recipe that you can make in no time with only three basic ingredients. You will need a white wine of your choice, frozen berries as you will, and simple syrup. If you are unaware, then simple syrup is simply a mixture of water and sugar in equal parts. All you have to do is throw these in the blender and whizz them up. Who knew a wine slush mix recipe could be so simples?
Red Wine Berry Slushy
This recipe incorporates red wine in the making. First, sprinkle powdered sugar on a cup of frozen berries and let them sit for a while. This will take out all the natural juices of the berries, elevating its flavor profile. Next, add them to the blender jug along with any sweet red wine of your choice. Blend them until it reaches a thick, slushy texture and all there is left to do is enjoy this fruity, boozy, refreshing drink.