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26 August, 2015

Peach Moscato Wine Slushies

Posted in : alcohol, drink, food, foodie, fruit, funny, humor, recipe, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Schramm

My first "hooker wine" -- sweet, cheap, and easy to drink. Perfect for mixing with things!

So I seem to be on a slightly alcoholic tangent lately, what with the wine tour and the whiskey bacon, but it’s all good.

Today, though, we’re taking a cooler route. I’m talking about something you can relax by the poolside and enjoy. I’ve always wanted to try a wine slushie, and personally, I love peaches. So, why not take a sweet wine and a sweet fruit, throw in some ice, blend it up and sit back?

The best thing about these is that you can make them into little cubes so you can have a slushie pretty much whenever you want to. Just add wine to the blend and — presto! Instant beverage.



Ingredients
1 bottle (+ extra for mixing) Moscato wine (750ml) (I bought Barefoot)
2 cups frozen peaches
½ cup powdered sugar
3 large ice cube trays

I should probably point out, first and foremost, that when you go to use a new bottle opener, you should probably make sure you know how to use it before you attack the cork with it. If you don’t, one of two things are likely to happen:
1) You get the cork out
2) You lose the cork in the bottle and spray wine all over your kitchen.

Guess which one happened to me.



I suppose while I’m on my soapbox, announcing the presumably obvious, make sure the lid is on your blender before you turn it on. Now, if we’re all set on seemingly straightforward procedures, let’s move on to the recipe.

Toss the frozen peaches, powdered sugar, and a little bit of wine into the blender and blend until smooth. Once it’s a smooth mixture, pour in the rest of the bottle and blend everything until it’s incorporated in.

Once everything is blended together, pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and stick it in the freezer.

I'm not used to filling up ice cube trays, so naturally I overfilled the first one and gave the countertop a drink. This was attempt #2.


When you’re ready to enjoy a slushie, take some of those ice cubes out and toss them in the blender. Add a splash of wine to make the blending easier and adjust for your desired consistency. After that, it’s just a matter of pouring, garnishing, and enjoying!

I found that, to make two good-sized glasses of slushie, it took one tray of slushie cubes, about a cup of wine, and five ice cubes for that extra crunch.

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