Wine Slushies – The Newest Summer Trend

Wine Slushies | 2 Cookin' Mamas The perfect cocktail to keep you cool this summer! Make your own version as easy as 1-2-3. #recipe

Have you heard of the new craze that is popping up all over the country? It was first invented by Kelly Fields, owner of Willa Jean, in New Orleans. It is kind of like a slushie that fell off the wagon! Yep, that’s right! It’s a frozen cocktail with wine. Everyone is calling them wine slushies! Kelly made one called a Frose, rosé wine mixed with simple syrup, while others are adding different wines with frozen fruit and ice. So I decided why not try my hand at it and see what happens.

Wine Slushies overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

I didn’t want to use a rosé so I decided on pinot grigio. This wine has a little sweetness of its own so I didn’t want to add any additional sugar. Then I decided to stick with one of my favorite summertime flavors, lime, to flavor the drink. And, I know this may be a little crazy but, instead of frozen limes, lime sherbet just popped into my head. And since I was using lime, like in the best margaritas, I thought a little Triple Sec would smooth out the tart edges.

Wine Slushie Frogio 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Did it work? You bet it did! Wow, sometimes I even surprise myself! It was definitely like a slushie (warning! watch out for brain freeze) and so tasty. Perfect for parties on the back porch or just an intimate tête-à-tête. You can even add a little champagne when you are ready to serve but it doesn’t really need it. (Just look at that pretty cocktail – it even looks cool!)

Wine Slushies square | 2 Cookin Mamas

Now what to name it? Ready for this? A Frogio (get it – Fro for frozen and gio for grigio). 🙂 OK, stop laughing! It’s cute right? And then I couldn’t stop experimenting with other combinations and they all came out so great that it will be hard to decide which one to make again first. And I named them too, of course :-).  Now I present to you the Frodonnay, a combination of Chardonnay and lemon or pineapple sherbet and the Frobarino, a mix of Albarino and orange sherbet. They also all work great with the Pinot Grigio too! My favorite has got to be the Chardonnay and pineapple sherbet – definitely a drink for sipping by the pool. Ahh!

Wine Slushies 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

So get your blenders going and let me know what you come up with. We’ll start out own SLUSHIES craze right here on 2 Cookin Mamas! Just remember the simple formula: wine + frozen fruit or sherbet/ice cream + ice. Put in blender & done!

wine slushies how-to | 2 Cookin Mamas

Here’s a few more IDEAS to get you started:

  1. Savignon Blanc with cantaloupe
  2. Rose with raspberries
  3. Champagne with peaches or oranges
  4. Moscato with watermelon

Just keepin’ it cool!




Wine Slushies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pinot grigio, chardonnay, albarino or other white or blush wine
  • 1-1/2 cups lime, lemon, pineapple or orange sherbet (or opt for frozne fresh fruit)
  • 2-oz triple sec (optional)
  • 2 cups ice
  • Garnish: orange slice, lime, lemon or pineapple wedge & a sprig of mint

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour into a wine glass then garnish.

Serves 4.

Wine Slushies | 2 Cookin' Mamas The perfect cocktail to keep you cool this summer! Make your own version as easy as 1-2-3. #recipe

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4 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    It has been a million and one degrees here in SoCal this week- these would be the perfect way to cool down. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Cathy Herard says:

    I think I heard about these about a week ago, but since I like my wine straight up I didn’t really pay attention, but you’ve definitely piqued my curiosity. This sounds so perfectly refreshing for a hot summer night!

    • Linda Warren says:

      I’m a wine person myself so I didn’t think I would go for something like this either. I decided to try it anyway and it reminded me of pina coladas, which can be so refreshing, especially in the heat of summer. If you give it a try let me know what you think. 🙂

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