We're not quite sure when it happened, but frosé replaced rosé as the summertime drink of choice. Perhaps it all started because some of our favourite bars started blending those icy cocktails to cool us down on days where you could take five showers and still feel gross. We agree that there's nothing better to beat the heat than our favourite wine blended with shaved ice or served completely frozen—see, we are in total support of the wine slushie. The thing is, rosé is not the only wine that tastes good at this temperature and consistency. From sauvignon blanc infused with peach and lavender to red wine with mixed berries, we've rounded up the top frozen wine recipes you need to make this summer. Scroll through, see our top picks, and then get blending your favourite.
peach-lavender wine slushie
The Hero Ingredient: You'll use fresh lavender to make a homemade simple syrup that's just out-of-this-world good.
The Recipe: Frozen fresh peaches, the lavender simple syrup, and a bottle of sauvignon blanc are blended and then garnished with a fresh peach wedge in this tasty wine slushie recipe.
The Clincher: You can make a double batch of the simple syrup; it keeps fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks. Or gift your friend the extras.
FROZEN WATERMELON SANGRIA SLUSHIE
The Hero Ingredient: Tequila makes sure this rosé-based wine slushie has an extra kick (no boring ingredients here).
The Recipe: Your favourite rosé is mixed with frozen watermelon and raspberries, some lime juice, honey, and a few dashes of tequila (throw in some ice if your fruit isn't quite as frozen as you'd like).
The Clincher: An edible flower garnish means these cocktails are going to get serious play on Instagram during your next party.
FROZEN SANGRIA SLUSHIE
The Hero Ingredient: Ground cinnamon gives the red wine, brandy, and frozen fruit the flavour of a sangria that's been soaking for hours.
The Recipe: Frozen peaches, pineapples, and mixed berries are blended with your favourite red wine, some brandy, some orange triple sec, and a dash of cinnamon in this summery wine slushie recipe.
The Clincher: It's sangria without the soaking time—whip this up for your next get-together.
STRAWBERRY-PEACH WINE SLUSHIE
The Hero Ingredient: Fresh peaches that have been blanched, peeled, sliced, and then frozen are the star of this wine slushie recipe.
The Recipe: Alternate layers of wine and fruit by first mixing the strawberries with wine and then the peaches with the remaining wine. It gives the cocktails a striped effect that's oh so pretty.
The Clincher: Make a double batch substituting coconut water for the wine so the kids can have some, too.
Serve your wine slushies with hybrid metal straw/spoons so you can enjoy every last bit.