On a hot summer day, a frozen wine slushie makes the perfect drink while using simple ingredients. It’s a great way to celebrate warmer weather, or take your happy hour up a notch with just 3 ingredients and minimal prep work. The best part is how versatile the recipe is and you can make so many different versions when swapping out the wine or the berries.
A summer party isn’t complete without sangria wine slushies. It takes an ordinary cocktail and transforms it into the best frozen blended drink. The perfect way to drink your favorite wine while staying cool during the summer heat. I love the fact that there’s nothing in the slushie to water it down compared to traditional cocktails.
Wine slushies are definitely a refreshing drink, but don’t forget about the classic Malibu piña colada or our peach margaritas. Both will quench the thirst on a sunny day and give all of the tropical vibes! We also have a peach-inspired white wine slushie if you prefer white over red. For a fully frozen treat, try our margarita popsicles or non-alcoholic bomb pops.
- red Moscato wine – you’ll need a 750 mL bottle.
- frozen mixed berries – we used raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry
- ginger ale – you can use regular or zero sugar.
For a full list of ingredients and their measurements, 📋 please view my printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Garnish red wine slushies with more frozen berries or fresh fruit.
Substitutions and Variations
- White wine slushies – add your favorite frozen fruits and use white moscato or riesling
- Watermelon wine slushie – use 5-6 cups of fresh, ripe frozen watermelon and mix with a bottle of white wine. Pinot Grigio works well, especially if the watermelon is really sweet. If the melon is less sweet use a sweeter wine.
- Ice cube trays – if you want to make extra for later, but don’t have the space for a large dish in the freezer divide the slushies into the tray. Just before serving, blend them together. It’s also an easy way to top off slushies without using regular ice cubes, which will dilute the alcohol content.
- Strawberry wine slushies – use the red moscato, frozen strawberries and ginger ale. Follow the same instructions below. If needed, you can add a little honey or simple syrup to sweeten the boozy slushie. You can also use a white wine instead. Then top with fresh strawberries as a garnish.
- Sweeter slushie – use simple syrup instead of ginger ale.
Step 1: Add the wine and frozen fruit to a blender and blend until pureed.
Step 2: Pour in one can of ginger ale and pulse just enough to mix the wine and fruit mixture with the soda.
Step 3: Strain the slushie mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the berry seeds. Use a spatula to push the mixture through, then toss the seeds.
Step 4: Add the frozen drink mixture to a 9×13 freezer safe dish.
Pro Tip: Freezing the slushies versus adding ice retains their flavors and will not be diluted. This method is perfect for making them ahead of time for parties. It also keeps them icy cold for longer.
Step 5: Freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Step 6: Use a large spoon or an ice cream scooper to scrape the frozen wine mixture.
Step 7: Fill four wine glasses with the slushie mixture.
GARNISH: Top with your favorite fruits and serve.
- A high powered blender works the best, but you can also use a food processor to make the wine drinks. I use my Vitamix for this recipe.
- This recipe for wine slushie mixes will fill four stemless wine glasses.
- We like the freeze and scoop method because you can control when to serve and drink without worrying about them melting. Plus, it’s a great way to make them ahead of time.
- No wait method: Follow the instructions, after removing the seeds, blend with ice. Please note this type of slushie will melt quicker.
Did you know that moscato grapes are some of the oldest in the world? -Bright Cellars
This homemade wine slush mix can be frozen for a couple of weeks. However, once it’s taken out of the freezer it will melt. You can refreeze uncontaminated melted slushies if needed.
Yes! The only way to remove the alcohol content is if you were cooking a hot dish and using it just for the flavor.
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Frozen Wine Slushie
- 750- milliliter bottle of 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 of ginger ale
- 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!