Think adult slurpie! The perfect libation for hot summer days.
The perfect summer treat for Mom and Dad and much better than a frozen Slurpee from 7-eleven, these adult beverage slushy's are a fun way to have a refreshing treat at home. We encountered these at last year's St Charles Sip and Savor. They were a hit and quickly sold out. Serve this at your next party and everyone will think you are a genius!
You can buy a sugar/citric acid mix at the store, but at $10 a pop for the mix and then you have to add your own bottle of wine, it starts to feel a little pricey for a slush! I can be pretty cheap (at least with some things)... I figure that there is always a way to make your own, so I started to scour the internet to find out if there were any recipes out there to make the mix! Well of course like most things, there are others out there as cheap (or as curious) as me and I found some recipes, so I decided to give it a try myself.
Don and I are beginning to feel a bit like mad scientists experimenting with new techniques and recipes. This one was really quite easy to make the mix, and it was so much fun checking on it to see if it was working after I mixed it with the wine and water and froze it!
There are really only 2 ingredients in the mix so it is really easy and inexpensive to make. Some of the recipes called for 1/4 tsp. of Matcha green tea powder, but this is very expensive and I could not think that 1/4 tsp. of anything could make a difference in taste or consistency (I am not really sure what the point is), so I left it out and I don't think it mattered. Here is how I put these together...
Wine Slushy Mix
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Citric Acid
1/4 tsp. Matcha Green Tea Powder (optional)
Directions: Blend all ingredients to a fine powder in your food processor. Pour powder mixture into a sandwich size zip-lock baggie and use to mix with your own wine and water to make a delicious adult wine slushy. Put the sandwich bag of white powder in a cute gift bag or jar and attach the wine slushy recipe to it... it would also be nice to include a bottle of wine so they have everything they need to make their own slushy's! I am planning on sewing cute little pouches with drawstring tops to slide the mix into for gift giving!
Wine Slushy Recipe
Mix entire bag of powder mix with 1 750 ml bottle of inexpensive sweet wine (red or white) and 3 cups water, in a gallon size zip-lock bag, or plastic bowl. Let freeze for several hours, stirring or squeezing bag occasionally until slushy frozen consistency. Scoop out into wine glasses, or small dessert dishes and enjoy!
Measure sugar and pour into food processor
Measure and add the citric acid (and green tea powder if using)
Pulverize in food processor to a fine powder
Place mix into ziplock bags (If making more than one batch, process seprately)
To make slushy's pour powder into a bowl or a gallon size ziplock bag
Pour in bottle of wine
Stir and add 3 cups of cold water
This picture does not show the cold water added... when I added it ,
it filled the bowl to the top!
Place in freezer, and stir or shake about every 15 to 30 minutes until slushy
We did not drink ours right away, so it needed to be set on the
counter to thaw a bitbefore scooping into a glass
There are many different recipes that can be found online to use the "mix" to make other exciting frozen cocktails using different alcohol, juices and fruits. Be your own mad scientist using this base mix and enjoy creating some delicious new drinks to share with your friends!