I am very pleased to introduce you to my new blogger friend, Erica, creator of The Millennial Spectacle. We met through the Virginia Bloggers Network Association. Here’s the link to her blog ~ please visit, enjoy and follow: www.TheMillennialSpectacle.com. One of my favorite things on Erica’s blog are her notes on her travel adventures…from Thailand, to the rooftops of New York, and then back to our own backyard in Virginia.
Her home is in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss her life hacks link on her about page! We both love wine and Erica has a new millennial twist on enjoying wine…Slushy! I appreciate her point of view especially because it is 96 degrees Fahrenheit in Roanoke, Virginia today and I could use a slushy!
Millennials Drink Wine In The Form Of SLUSHY
Everyone loves sipping on a fine glass of wine, but what if we could make sipping on wine trendy? The food world is blowing up with different trends from cat cafes to colorful rainbow bagels. What you don’t know is, the booze world is changing to. Classic drinks will always be “in”, but why not try something new?
When I was at Myrtle Beach, I went to a place called Wet Willie’s…and it was amazing. There was a beautiful wall of alcoholic slushies, anything you had in mind they had. The next day, I saw wine based ones when passing a restaurant. That’s when I knew it was big, and that’s also when I thought: How can I make one? How did I miss such an awesome trend?! Therefore, I’m going to tell you how to create a few of my favorite wine slushies that are perfect for any happy hour or hot day in the summer! Each recipe only calls for 3 easy ingredients! But what fruit goes best with which wine? Take a look below, and enjoy the cooling, refreshing drinks!
Peach Mimosa Slushy
Ice + Peaches + Champagne
The Pink Slushy
Ice + Pomegranate + Sparkling wine
Pinot Slush Crush
Ice + Pineapple + Pinot Grigio (a dash of orange juice makes it extra tasty)
White Watermelon Slushy
Ice + Watermelon + Moscato Wine
Sour Red Slushy
Ice + Citrus mix (lemon, lime and orange) + Red Shiraz
Berry Palooza Slushy
Ice + Mixed Berries + White Zinfadel
To make them a little fancier, add some garnish. This could be a sprig of mint, a couple of blackberries or a slice of lemon. You could also make a rainbow slushy by blending the wine with different fruits and layering the different flavors (such as blackberry on the bottom, watermelon in between and lemon on the top). Let your imagination go wild! If you have kids, virgin ones can be made easily as well.
Becky shares a few thoughts on wine slushies:
If you want to add more sweetness to your wine slushy try Agave Simple Syrup:
Combine equal parts agave nectar and hot water and stir to dissolve. Chill in the refrigerator. Add a little of the agave simple syrup to the ice and other ingredients in the blender when making the slushy
Erica’s slushy recipes reminded me of my bubbly friend Susie’s recipe for Pink Lemonade Slushies…enjoy!
Susie’s Pink Lemonade Slushies
4 decaffeinated tea bags
6 cups water
12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
12 ounces frozen pink lemonade concentrate
2 cups vodka
1 cup sugar
Lemon slices and raspberries dipped in sugar for garnish
- Boil teabags in 2 cups water and let steep for 5 minutes.
- Add 4 cups more water.
- Mix in all other ingredients (except ginger ale) until sugar is dissolved and freeze in 5 quart plastic freezer container with lid.
- To serve, using ice cream scoop, scoop 2-3 scoops in a glass and top off with ginger ale. Mix with a fork to blend. Garnish with sugared lemon slices and raspberries.