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Red Wine Slushie

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Ginger ale, sweet berries, and wine combine to create this delightful refreshing red wine slushie recipe that’s a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.
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  1. Red Wine Slushie Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Red Wine Slushie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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It’s time to break out the blender and whip up a batch of this red wine slushie recipe. The perfect summertime drink, this cocktail features a sweet red wine combined with bubbly ginger ale and a rainbow of berries.

close up shot of red wine slushies topped with mixed berries on a glass cup

Red Wine Slushie Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 750-milliliter bottle of sweet red wine such as a Moscato wine
  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries (we used raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry), plus more for garnish (or use fresh berries)
  • 12 ounces of ginger ale

PRO TIP:

If you have fresh fruit in season that you want to use, you only need to rinse/peel your fresh fruit, cut it into 1-inch pieces. Spread it out in an even layer on a parchment-lined tray and place it in your freezer for about 2 hours.

Once frozen, you can place the frozen fruit into a freezer bag and store it in your freezer for up to 3 months or until ready to use.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SWEETNESS: For a sweeter red wine slushie, use simple syrup instead of the ginger ale and sweeten to taste.

RED WINE: Choose your favorite bottle of wine for these red wine slushies. Try to pick a sweet wine if you can, but really any wine would be a delicious choice.

FRUIT: If you don’t have frozen mixed berries, this frozen drink would also taste delicious using frozen strawberries or what about frozen peaches for a different flavor?

For the garnish, fresh fruit will work well. Pick your favorite fruits and get creative with this DIY wine slushies recipe.

How to Make This Red Wine Slushie Recipe

STEP ONE: Add frozen fruit and the entire bottle of wine to a blender. 

frozen fruits being mixed together in a blender

STEP TWO: Blend until all of the fruit is finely pureed.

red wine mixtures being blended in a blender

STEP THREE: Add one can of ginger ale to the blender and then pulse carefully, just enough to mix the fruit and wine mixture with the soda. 

adding ginger ale into the red wine mixture into a blender

STEP FOUR: Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to sift out the berry seeds. Use a spatula to push the mixture through the sieve. Discard the seeds.

red wine mixture poured in a mesh sieve into a baking dish

STEP FIVE: Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch freezer-safe dish. 

PRO TIP:

If you are in a hurry, for a no-wait method, go ahead and process the mixture through a sieve to remove seeds, and then blend potions with ice for an immediate slushie. Note that this type of slushie will melt much more quickly.

If you have more time, I recommend the freeze and scrape/scoop method over blending the wine with ice cubes. You can control when to serve and when to consume the slushie if the mixture is prepared in the freezer. You can even pre-scoop the slushies, garnish and then pop them in the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Or prepare the pan in advance and scrape and serve when guests arrive. I also like to keep extra water out of the mixture so that it doesn’t dilute the wine or the flavor.

STEP SIX: Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. The more frozen the mixture is, the longer the slushie will stay “slushie.”

STEP SEVEN: After the mixture has frozen through, use an ice cream scoop to scrape the mixture into frozen granules and fill four wine glasses. 

red wine slushies mixture being scooped out of baking dish

STEP EIGHT: Garnish with fresh berries, and serve!

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

This cocktail recipe will fill four stemless red wine glasses.  

How To Serve

This tasty wine slushie recipe is the ideal cold drink to enjoy on a hot day. This is the perfect recipe to make when you are entertaining or enjoying a girl’s night.

Add our White Claw slushie for another fun drink and our fruit salsa with cinnamon chips for snacking.

If you enjoy wine cocktails, you will also have to check out our white wine slushies and wine floats for more grown-up drink options.

Or, if you have wine you’re not using (lol), try our red wine cake for an amazing dessert option.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: These slushies need to be kept in the freezer as the fridge is not cold enough to maintain the “slushie” texture.

IN THE FREEZER: This easy wine slushie mixture will keep in the freezer for up to a couple of weeks.

Once the slushie has been taken from the freezer, it will melt. Uncontaminated, melted slushies can be refrozen in a flat, shallow dish for rescooping.

overhead shot of red wine slushies in a glass cup with mixed berries on the side

These easy berry wine slushies only need three ingredients and a blender. Pick your favorite wine and get mixing. The berry and ginger ale combination is not super sweet but brings out the amazing wine flavor in this cocktail.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this cocktail recipe ahead of time?

This sweet drink is easy to make ahead of time. Store in the freezer until it’s time to serve. Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes on the counter, and using an ice cream scoop, scoop into your wine glass.

Can I use a different kind of wine for this recipe?

You can tailor this wine slushie recipe to your personal preferences in wine tastes. Try to pick a wine that’s on the sweeter side.

If you like a rosé wine, you can use that instead of the red (called a frosé) for a fun twist.

Can I use different fruits other than frozen berries?

You can customize this alcoholic drink recipe depending on the fruit you have on hand and your preference. Any fruit that freezes well can be used in this drink.

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Red Wine Slushie

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Ginger ale, sweet berries, and wine combine to create this delightful refreshing red wine slushie recipe that’s a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 750 milliliters sweet red wine, such as a Moscato
  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries, we used raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry, plus more for garnish (or use fresh berries)
  • 12 ounces ginger ale

Instructions
 

  • Add the frozen fruit and the entire bottle of wine to a blender.
  • Blend until all of the fruit is finely pureed.
  • Add one can of ginger ale to the blender and then pulse carefully just enough to mix the fruit and wine mixture with the soda.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to sift out the berry seeds. Use a spatula to push the mixture through the sieve. Discard seeds.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch freezer-safe dish.
  • Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. The more frozen the mixture is, the longer the slushie will stay “slushie.”
  • After the mixture has frozen through, use an ice cream scoop to scrape the mixture into frozen granules and fill four wine glasses.
  • Garnish with fresh berries, and serve!

Notes

  • If you have fresh fruit in season that you want to use, you only need to rinse/peel your fresh fruit, cut it into 1-inch pieces, and then spread it out in an even layer on a parchment-lined tray and place it in your freezer for about 2 hours. Once frozen, you can place the frozen fruit into a freezer bag and store it in your freezer for up to 3 months or until ready to use.
  • This cocktail recipe will fill four stemless red wine glasses. 
  • If you are in a hurry, for a no-wait method, go ahead and process the mixture through a sieve to remove seeds, and then blend potions with ice for an immediate slushie. Note that this type of slushie will melt much more quickly.
    If you have more time, I recommend the freeze and scrape/scoop method over blending the wine with ice cubes. You can control when to serve and when to consume the slushie if the mixture is prepared in the freezer. You can even pre-scoop the slushies, garnish and then pop them in the freezer for a few minutes before serving. Or prepare the pan in advance and scrape and serve when guests arrive. I also like to keep extra water out of the mixture so that it doesn’t dilute the wine or the flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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