Summer and cocktail hour seem to extend a little longer during the day. Whether it starts early in the afternoon or lingers late into the evening, summer slushies are the ultimate libation. Raise a glass and start sipping the day away.
Sometimes frozen cocktails get a bad rap. Whether it is a spoonful of sugar or lacking flavor, the beverage has left some people cold. Even if that umbrella or pretty garnish makes for an impressive photo, the reality is that the flavor needs to deliver.
Creating a flavorful, yet not overly sugary, summer slushies isn’t rocket science. With a little thoughtful recipe innovation, that frose, sangria or other connotation is ready to be poured into the glass.
Recently, Katie Lee Biegel created a great instant frose recipe for WW. While the WW program has offered many people the balanced lifestyle choices that they crave, this simple, blended cocktail proves that summer slushies do not have to be served with a spoonful of guilt.
The key to this recipe is the fresh mint. While the strawberries and wine are a given, it is that brightness which makes this cocktail quite satisfying.
Here’s how to make the WW frose recipe from Katie Lee Biegel.
- 1 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries
- 8 oz Rosé wine
- 1 Tbsp Agave nectar
- 1 cup ice cube(s)
- 1 items fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish, if desired
- Blend strawberries, wine, agave nectar, mint and ice cubes. Garnish with fresh mint.
While many people find the perfectly pink frose quite refreshing, it isn’t the only option in the glass. Sometimes blending a variety of fruit in the glass brings the party vibe.
This cocktail from Waterloo Sparkling water can be made both as a mocktail and a cocktail. The Waterloo Summer Berry Sparkling Water keeps this Sangria Slushie from being too sweet.
Whether paired with a burger, spicy tacos or a sweet ending to a meal, there are plenty of reasons to blend up this beverage.
Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria Slushie
- Waterloo Summer Berry Sparkling Water
- ½ cup Frozen Pineapple
- ½ cup Ice
- ½ oz Orange Juice
- 1 oz Grape Juice
- Fresh Summer Berries
- In a blender add all ingredients and blend for 20-25 seconds until consistency is smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a variety of fresh summer berries.
- Substitute a dry red wine for the grape juice and an orange liqueur for the orange juice for an adult version of this beverage
What summer slushies are you sipping? Are frozen cocktails the perfect refreshment on a hot day?