Super Berry Sangria Slushie
If you know me or follow me on social, you know I LOVE wine. I love it even more when it's blended in a frothy delight. Nothing gets a celebration, brunch, get-together or just a plain old Wednesday night started like a fun cocktail.
To honor upcoming National Wine Day, I wanted to test out a sangria slushie. There's no better way to ring in the day, IMO. Plus, with summer just around the corner, it's imperative to have a go-to cocktail to whip up for guests at a moment's notice. (Imperative sounds dramatic, but you'd be surprised how often people pop by when you live by the beach and your husband is friends with literally everyone.)
This recipe is loaded with berries--why not pack in some antioxidants while we're at it, ya know? To play off the sweetness of the wine, there's a dose of citrus with 1/4 cup of orange juice and a splash of triple sec.
My brand of cooking (or making anything) basically means I throw a few ingredients together and either eat it as is, bake it, boil it or blend it. So naturally, this is SUPER easy to make. You add all the berries and liquids in the blender, blend, pour into a baking dish, freeze for a couple hours and then break it up and serve in glasses.
NOW, when I made this I was basing it off a couple recipes I've seen online, but I would make some adjustments. I'd blend all the fruit together first, then freeze that in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, I would blend with chilled wine and pour from the blender. I'm going to test that out in another recipe soon!
For this Super Berry Sangria Slushie, all you'll need is:
- 1 bottle of red moscato (I'm trying sparkling rose next time!)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced in halves
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup (add 1/2 cup granulated sugar to 1/2 cup boiling water and stir until granules have disappeared)
Let's make this thing! Try not to drink the ingredients first.
As mentioned above, combine all ingredients together in a blender. Add solids first, then liquids.
Yes, I am this cheesy. Next, we blend!
Make sure you greet your pretend guests while blending.
Once all berries are blended to a smooth consistency, it's time to pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Next time around, this is where I would put just the blended berry mixture (so it freezes faster) in an ice cube tray and then add to a blender with alcohol ingredients.
This takes about 2-3 hours to come to a slushie consistency in the freezer. I think you could speed it up with the above notes!
When it's ready, ladle that baby out into glasses and serve!
Cheers! One for me and one for...also me.
Hope you have a sweet week and an amazing National Wine Day on Friday!
Ciao for now,
Q: What's your go-to wine cocktail recipe for summer?