Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we have two words for you: wine slushies. This fun and fresh way to imbibe is doubly handy as it can easily pass for a boozy dessert at your next get-together. Read on for some of our favorite wine-infused frozen treats to enjoy this season (or year-round; we don’t judge).
With two fruits in this slushy, it’s essentially a smoothie. Blogger Sugar and Soul Co. has the right idea with this simple and sweet recipe, which only has four ingredients (five if you include ice) and is a great way to use up that cheap bottle of white that’s been sitting in your fridge.
This recipe is the perfect tropical-inspired treat to indulge in if you can’t actually make it to the tropics this summer. The white wine-based drink is made by freezing real pineapple and simply adding a splash—okay, a bottle—of vino, making it ideal for any rookie bartenders looking to show off this summer.
Look at that color! This on-trend—ahem, Ultra Violet—beverage actually incorporates red wine instead of white or pink for a twist on summer classics. The peach flavor actually comes courtesy of peach schnapps for an extra boozy kick.
Ruffino Froseccó Frutta
We have Italian wine company Ruffino to thank for this super easy and delicious recipe. The blackberry and peach-infused drink is the perfect addition to your at-home happy hour. Mix 25 oz. prosecco, 12 on. blackberry simple syrup (literally just fresh blackberries and simple syrup), 4 oz. peach simple syrup, and 8 oz. lemon juice into a frozen drink machine, and process until frozen.
Not in possession of a frozen drink machine? Freeze the prosecco and add a few ice cubes to achieve an icy consistency.
Pink Champagne Granita with Pomegranate
This dreamy pink cocktail is a unique mix of dry champagne and pomegranate, resulting in a smooth and crisp concoction.
Prosecco and Rum Strawberry Boozy Ice Pops
Ice pops get a boozy revamp with this prosecco and rum creation. Simply blend all the ingredients together and pour into little pop pouches (like these handy ones), freeze overnight, and enjoy.
Sangria Swirled Frozen Margarita
Frozen wine cubes set the base for this insanely refreshing (and picture-perfect) slushie featuring triple sec, limeade, and two shots of tequila.
Red Wine Granita
For those who prefer their cocktails with a side of ice cream, you’re in luck. This bold blend combines the best of both worlds to recreate one unbelievably yummy treat.
Strawberry and Mint Riesling Slushie
Blend a bottle of Riesling with strawberries, lime, and a handful of mint leaves, then chill to perfection before you serve. Yep, it’s that easy.
Peach Moscato Wine Slushies
Make the most of fresh summer fruit with this delectably sweet recipe featuring peaches, wine, and a hint of sugar.
Blackberry Wine Slushie
This two-ingredient mix is about as easy as summer entertaining gets. Simply combine a bottle of Zinfandel with frozen berries, and blend.
Watermelon Moscato Slush
Toss watermelon cubes with a bit of sugar, lemon, and moscato, and blend to create this deliciously colorful slush. Garnish with mint leaves for vibrant contrast.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Wine Smoothie
This no-fuss, three-ingredient combo features a heavenly chocolate sauce. We’re not not planning on making this all summer long.
Sweet Peach and Mint Wine Slushies
There is something so enticing about a good peach and mint combo, especially when it comes in the form of a boozy slushie. Featuring a fusion of sweet peaches and nectarines, this ice-cold concoction is perfect for a hot summer day.
This booze-free brew features a unique mix of lychees, coconut, and rose water, resulting in a delightfully sweet and satisfying blend. But don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the wine. Add in a cup of rose to the recipe for an added punch.
Dry rosé, simple syrup, and lemon juice combine to make this bold and flavorful frozen cocktail, garnished with a twist of lemon and a splash of Vergano Americano Chinato.
Sangria in the form of a slushie? Sign us up! This ice-cold drink features apples, cantaloupe, white peaches, and, of course, a little Sauvignon Blanc.
This story was originally published on June 3, 2016. It has been updated with new information.