With many weeks of summer heat ahead, what will you be drinking? This wine store in New York City suggests DIY wine slushies. They're simple and delicious.
If you've ever had wine slushies from a machine at an outdoor event or sampled them at a trendy restaurant, you probably wish you could recreate the experience at home. It's easier than you think, and maybe even better when you can pick the exact combination of fresh fruit and wine you want.
The easiest way to make your own slushies is to use an ice cream machine, but if you don’t have one on hand, just a little more labor will turn out a frozen treat by basically adding wine to a standard granita recipe.
Just combine water and sugar in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool, and then pour it into a metal bake pan along with your remaining ingredients. Stick it in the freezer for about 5 hours, with a check in every hour to break up the ice crystals by scraping it with a fork. If you don't finish it right away, it will keep covered in the freezer for about a week.
For 4 slushies, plan on 1 bottle of wine and a cup of frozen fruit, plus any additional spices or garnishes you like. A little fresh lemonade works nicely in many recipes too. For the wine, rosés are a natural choice, but try sparkling wines and anything else you like too.
Come see why Vino Fine Wine and Spirits is one of New York's top rated wine stores. Our vast selection has the wine you need for summer slushies and year round enjoyment. Contact us today.