This is the drink for a Friday afternoon at the end of a long, hard week. (It’s also an excellent way to sneak alcohol into the movies. Just save your slushie cup. Not that I would ever do such an un-social-secretary-like thing.)
A red wine slushie is a fabulous party cocktail. I think that if you showed up at a summer party with a big Ziploc bag full of red wine slushie – because that is the best method by which to convey this drink – you would instantly become the most popular person there.
The other great thing about this recipe is how easy it is: it doesn’t require a slushie machine, or even crushed ice. You just mix up wine, sugar, lemon juice and water and pop it in the freezer – though you do need to allow ten hours for the slushie to freeze, so I recommend making it the night before you plan to drink it. Don’t worry about over-freezing – it will melt down quickly, and then you can slide some into a cup, pop in a straw and let this frozen concoction melt your hard day away.
Red Wine Slushie
adapted from a recipe from Just Us Four Blog
Serves: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 10 hours freezing time
- 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
- 3 cups of water
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice, strained
- 1 ¼ cups of sugar
- 2 1-gallon Ziploc bags
- 6 straws
- Combine sugar and lemon juice in a food processor and blend for 1 minute.
- Put one Ziploc bag inside the other, and pour the sugar, water, and wine into the bag. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Close both bags and freeze for 10 hours, or until slushy.
- Pour into a glass, add straw, and sip slowly.