Red Wine Slushie

Ingredients 

  • 750 milliliters sweet red wine, such as a Moscato
  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries, we used raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry, plus more for garnish (or use fresh berries)
  • 12 ounces ginger ale

Instructions 

  1. Add the frozen fruit and the entire bottle of wine to a blender.
  2. Blend until all of the fruit is finely pureed.
  3. Add one can of ginger ale to the blender and then pulse carefully just enough to mix the fruit and wine mixture with the soda.
  4. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to sift out the berry seeds. Use a spatula to push the mixture through the sieve. Discard seeds.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch freezer-safe dish.
  6. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. The more frozen the mixture is, the longer the slushie will stay “slushie.”
  7. After the mixture has frozen through, use an ice cream scoop to scrape the mixture into frozen granules and fill four wine glasses.
  8. Garnish with fresh berries, and serve!

Notes

  • If you have fresh fruit in season that you want to use, you only need to rinse/peel your fresh fruit, cut it into 1-inch pieces, and then spread it out in an even layer on a parchment-lined tray and place it in your freezer for about 2 hours. Once frozen, you can place the frozen fruit into a freezer bag and store it in your freezer for up to 3 months or until ready to use.
  • This cocktail recipe will fill four stemless red wine glasses. 
  • If you are in a hurry, for a no-wait method, go ahead and process the mixture through a sieve to remove seeds, and then blend potions with ice for an immediate slushie. Note that this type of slushie will melt much more quickly.If you have more time, I recommend the freeze and scrape/scoop method over blending the wine with ice cubes. You can control when to serve and when to consume the slushie if the mixture is prepared in the freezer. You can even pre-scoop the slushies, garnish and then pop them in the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Or prepare the pan in advance and scrape and serve when guests arrive. I also like to keep extra water out of the mixture so that it doesn’t dilute the wine or the flavor.

Nutrition

Sodium: 15mg | Calcium: 30mg | Vitamin C: 4mg | Vitamin A: 75IU | Sugar: 22g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 323mg | Calories: 267kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 31g | Iron: 1mg

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