What do you get when you take a summer rose wine and combine it with frozen juicy watermelon? A wine-melon slushie, of course!
This wine-melon slushie tastes so good on a hot summer day. Cold and a little bit sweet. It’s a great way to change up your frozen drink recipe collection.
This recipe came about because I was in the mood for a daiquiri…but didn’t have any of the traditional ingredients. I had a bottle of wine and watermelon.
I didn’t want to water down the drink by using ice, so I figured frozen watermelon could do double duty. Worked like a charm!
This is a really refreshing way to enjoy a glass of wine and the sweetness of summer watermelon, all at the same time.
- 1 cup white or rose wine
- 3-4 cups cubed watermelon, frozen (overnight is best)
- 1-2tbsp honey (to taste and depending on sweetness of wine you choose…you’d need less with a moscato since it’s a sweeter wine)
- Pour wine in blender.
- Then add frozen watermelon and honey. Blend until it becomes a slushie…it should be a frozen daiquiri type consistency. Be sure to use a blender you know can handle pulverizing ice well…I used a Vitamix and had no problems.
I like to serve this wine-melon slushie with a sugared rim glass.
Take a little lime or lemon wedge and spread juice around rim of glass. Put sugar on a plate and then turn glass upside down and turn rim in sugar.
I like to add a little food coloring to make the sugar green…then with the pink of the drink, it REALLY has that watermelon vibe!
If you are looking for some other ideas for cool drinks on hot, summer days, be sure to check out my recipes for Red or White Wine Sangrias.
And if you want to serve some snacks with your wine-melon slushies, be sure to look at my latest collection of charcuterie must-haves.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know how it turns out.