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Whether you love wine or not, you owe it to yourself to spend at least one evening this summer sitting outside—on a sun bed, in a deck chair, or at a barstool—slurping down some kind of sweet, frosty wine slushie. In their simplest form, wine slushies are just frozen fruit blended with wine, usually a sweet variety like moscato or riesling. Some white wine slushies are a little more complicated, though, and incorporate fancy liqueurs or multicolored layers.
To be honest, I’m not always a fan of frozen drinks. The daiquiris and margaritas that come out of big-batch frozen machines at dive bars are always too sweet, and you never know if you’re going to get one that’s very weak or very strong. What’s great about wine slushies, though, is that the sugar comes (mostly or completely) from frozen fruit, which means there’s no cloying sweetness. And, because wine has a much lower ABV (ahem, alcohol by volume) than liquor, you know these slushies are always going to be fairly low-octane. (Which is particularly good if you’re starting early.)
Next chance you get, grab a bottle of cheap white wine and some frozen summer fruit and whip up one of the following super-easy, super-delicious white wine slushies.
1. Mixed Berry Wine Slushie
Use any berries you like in this mixed berry wine slushie, but I think the color of blueberries or blackberries is particularly striking.
2. Peach Wine Slushies
You know what’s better than peach pie? A sweet, boozy peach wine slushie.
A Turtle’s Life For Me.
3. Strawberry and Peach Wine Slushie
Can’t decide which summer fruit to blend with your wine? Go next-level and make a peach slushie and a strawberry slushie, then pour them into the same glass for a two-tone drink that’s equal parts stunning and delicious.
4. Blueberry and Cream Wine Slushie
Ice cream in this blueberry and cream wine slushie? YEP.
Jordan’s Easy Entertaining.
5. Moscato Slush
If you’re not feeling fruity, you can make a moscato slush, which is made with nothing but moscato (a sweet white wine) and ice.
6. Raspberry Lime White Wine Slushie
This sweet and tangy raspberry lime white wine slushie is perfect for afternoon drinking, indoors or out.
7. Strawberry and White Wine Slushie
Frozen strawberries, white wine and a blender are all you need to get this strawberry and white wine slushie party started.
8. Red, White and Blue Wine Slushies
Fourth of July may be a couple months away, but I can’t not include these incredible red, white and blue wine slushies, which literally call for blue wine to make the blue layer. The ingredients list is a little long, but it’s just a matter of blending ingredients together and pouring things in one by one.
9. Strawberry Watermelon White Wine Slushies
The in-watermelon presentation makes this recipe extra exciting, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. Even served straight up in glasses, this strawberry watermelon white wine slushie is refreshing and sweet.
10. Blackberry Friesling
Move over, frosé—friesling is our new fave slushie portmanteau. The blackberry friesling, which calls for both riesling and Chambord (a berry liqueur) is pretty, easy and totally delicious.
11. Cherry White Wine Slushie
Grab a bag of frozen cherries (easier than using fresh ones, because you don’t need to pit them yourself) and a bottle of wine. All you need to do to make this cherry white wine slushie is blend