Not too long ago, a good friend of mine went traveling abroad to Spain. The land of olives, tomatoes, paella, and best of all, Sangria! Food tourism is one of the leading factors which drive people to travel the world. So many of us are driven by that dreamy feeling of laying out sunbathing on a sunny, tropical beach or bundu-bashing through some dense jungle. Not to mention, many of us travel according to our taste buds. There is nothing better than tasting authentic food directly from its source, especially when it comes to delicious drinks, like sangria slushies!
It happened one fine day in Tenerife, where my friend happened to be in the right place at the right time. If you have traveled at some point in your life, you will marvel over those perfect and synchronized moments of new discoveries. In her case, it was sangria. But not just any Sangria… it was a sangria slushie! Needless to say, luckily, she brought her discovery home and shared it with me!
Try Sangria Slushies at Home!
Sangria is a potent mixture of red wine, brandy or rum, fruits including lime, and occasionally a lemon or orange soda. Sangria slushies have an extra effort added in to make this the leveled-up version. This recipe is just in time for the sorely awaited summer months. Do not hesitate to break out the blender and call on your friends to visit, most will not pass up the opportunity to bask in the sun with friends. They will be begging for another get-together once they’ve tasted this delectable drink. Here is the recipe to try!
- 1 bottle red wine
- 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/3 c. brandy
- Lime rounds and orange wedges (garnish and flavor)
- Make frozen red wine cubes by pouring it from the bottle into your ice trays. Leave until they are frozen enough (the alcohol will prevent them from freezing solid)
- Add the frozen red wine cubes into the blender along with the brandy, orange juice, and honey into the blender and away you go!
- Blend the mixture until it makes a smooth, almost creamy texture
- Pour into a jug or straight into the glass, dress in the orange and limes. This adds ambience and a little extra zest.
Recipe Credit: Delish.com
Want more Sangria Slushies?
Now… I know what some of you are thinking, and I can literally hear my mother in my head moaning about the red wine factor. If you are not a fan of red wine, then not to worry! There are variations of this recipe that are just as delicious and refreshing. You can replace the red wine with your favorite wine. It could be a white chardonnay or a blush rose. So, for a completely alternative tasting beverage, try this next peachy recipe on for size!
- White wine or rose – your choice
- Peach vodka, but regular vodka will do
- Fresh peaches, cut into slices.
- Agave, or your choice of natural sweetener
- Peel and slice the pieces and put them in the freezer. These substitute the ice cubes.
- Mix the wine and the vodka together and put into the freezer as well. Usually takes overnight to freeze enough.
- Add hardened, frozen wine and liquor mixture, agave, and the frozen peaches into your blender.
- Blend till smooth.
Recipe Credit: What Should I Make For