We have a confession: our minds are already daydreaming about hot summer days sitting on the patio or even floating on an inflatable dock in the middle of a lake. Of course, that sunny, breezy day requires a tasty chilled drink to make it truly perfect.
That is exactly what blogger Jennifer Meyering must have thought when she created her own red sangria slushie!
Red sangria is a mixed alcoholic drink with origins in Spain and Portugal that has red wine as its foundation. The wine is combined with orange juice, sugar and fresh fruits for a classic cocktail that goes down easily. Maybe a little too easily, if we’re being honest.
For her version, Meyering decided to go one step further and create a frozen concoction to enjoy on the hottest days of the year. And, it’s easy to whip up in your own kitchen!
The recipe is fairly simple and the ingredients are easy enough for anyone to find at home or their favorite store. Meyering’s full list of ingredients includes:
- A bottle of red wine
- Triple sec or orange liqueur
- Chambord or blackberry liqueur
- Simple syrup (a mixture of sugar and water that’s easy to make in a few minutes)
- Frozen raspberries
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen blueberries
You’ll need to use some ice cube trays to help make the magic happen. Once you mix the ingredients according to Meyering’s full recipe directions, portion the liquid in the trays and pop them in the freezer.
Then comes the most difficult part of the recipe: waiting a couple hours for the cubes of fruity deliciousness to freeze up. Once they are ready, just take out the cubes, put them into a blender and make your beautiful red sangria slushie.
All that’s left is to pour yourself a glass and toast to sunny days!