Delicious Wine Slushie Recipe (With Brandy)

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Cool down this summer with a twist on the classic slushie – our delicious wine slushie recipe! Swap out the usual ingredients for something with a bit more kick. We’re mixing bold red wine with brandy and a selection of frozen berries to create a refreshing, adult version of a summer favorite.

Here’s how you do it:

Ingredients to make our Wine Slushie Recipe

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of bold red wine (Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon work beautifully)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brandy for a rich, oak-infused depth
  • 1 cup (100 g) frozen cherries, introducing a new, tart dimension
  • 1 cup (107 g) frozen blueberries, for added sweetness and depth
  • 1 cup (89 g) frozen blackberries, maintaining the essential berry medley
  • 1 cup (90 g) frozen raspberries, balancing sweetness with a hint of tartness
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup, as a natural sweetener
  • Lemon slices for garnish, adding a citrusy zing

Equipment Needed

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  • Blender: For blending the wine, brandy, and frozen berries into a smooth mixture.
  • Measuring cups and spoons: To accurately measure the wine, brandy, honey or maple syrup, and the frozen berries.
  • Fine-mesh sieve (optional): Useful for straining the mixture to remove seeds, if desired.
  • Glasses: For serving the slushie.
  • Knife and cutting board: For slicing the lemon for garnish.

Instructions:

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  1. Blend Your Base: Start by combining the red wine, brandy, and all your chosen frozen berries in a blender. The mix of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries with the brandy and red wine creates a harmonious blend of flavors that’s both deep and refreshing.
  2. Sweeten the Deal: Add honey or maple syrup to the blender. This natural sweetness complements the tanginess of the berries and the robustness of the wine and brandy, rounding out the flavors beautifully.
  3. Achieve the Perfect Consistency: Blend the mixture until smooth. The goal is a silky consistency that promises every sip is packed with flavor. If you’re not a fan of berry seeds in your drink, you might consider straining the blend for a smoother texture, but this is purely optional.
  4. Serve: Once the slushie is ready, let it sit for a few minutes to soften slightly for easier scooping. Serve it in your favorite glasses and add a straw!
  5. The Final Touch: Garnish each glass with a slice of lemon. This not only adds a beautiful visual contrast but also introduces a refreshing citrus note that elevates the entire drink.

Final sip: wine slushie recipe recap

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This wine slushie recipe is a simple yet impressive way to elevate your summer drink menu. With just a few ingredients and basic kitchen equipment, you can whip up a refreshing, adult-friendly slushie that’s perfect for hot days. The lemon garnish adds a final touch of freshness, making this drink a standout choice for any summer gathering or a relaxing day at home.

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