Obviously, we love a good sangria recipe around here. They’re perfect for summer, and the combinations are endless. I love them all, from traditional sangria to apple cider sangria, but these frozen sangria wine slushies are quite possibly the ultimate summer drink.
I literally freeze sweet red wine – I normally use pinot noir or tempranillo – and blend it with frozen fruit until they’re ice cold and perfectly smooth, like any blended cocktail should be.
It really doesn’t get much better. I mean, their definitely tied with an ice cold margarita, right?
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
Dairy free tip: Don’t forget that not all wine is dairy free! Read more about it in my article about vegan wine brands. We used Layer Cake pinot noir in this recipe, but any sweet red wine that you like will work great.
How to make frozen sangria
Freeze the wine. Fill 1 ice cube tray with wine and chill the rest of the bottle in the fridge overnight.
Blend your wine slushies. Add the frozen wine to your blender with about 2 – 3 cups of frozen fruit, some orange juice, orange liqueur, and agave nectar.
The added sweetener is optional here, but recommended because the cold inhibits sweetness. Pour in the remaining wine and blend until smooth.
Garnish and serve. Pour the wine slushies into 6 glasses (or however many you’re serving. Add an orange slices and serve immediately.
If you don’t finish the full batch: You can get away with storing these in the fridge for later, but they will loose a bit of their frozen texture. It’s not ideal, but I suggest popping an ice cube or two into your glass if you’re driving leftovers.
FAQS and tips for making wine slushies
Yes. Because it has a lower alcohol content than liquor, it will freeze. I wouldn’t recommend freezing wine for storage purposes alone, but for blended recipes like this one, it’s perfect.
No. Freezing wine doesn’t affect it’s alcohol content. Wine will still contain the same amount of alcohol wether it’s frozen or not.
Agave nectar, or simple syrup, will sweeten wine. I’ve used agave nectar in this recipe because it doesn’t seize up when it’s cold like honey does, and it’s also vegan-friendly. If you want to make simple syrup, that will work too.
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These refreshing, frozen sangria wine slushies are made with a red wine, peach and strawberry, and blended with orange juice and triple sec for some added sweetness.
- 1 bottle wine, freeze 1 tray of ice cubes
- 3 cups frozen fruit (peaches, strawberries)
- 1/3 cup Cointreau or triple sec
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 – 4 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 sliced orange, for garnish
- Freeze 1 tray of ice cubes from the bottle of wine and chill the rest of the bottle in the fridge overnight.
- Place wine cubes, chilled wine and remaining ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with orange slices before serving.
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