May 25, 2016

Make mine a slushy, please! A wine slushy, that is. I guarantee you that on a hot afternoon or balmy evening, wine slushies are absolute perfection. They're fantastically refreshing, stretch a modest bit of wine farther, and are chock-full of fruit. They taste like a virtuous fruit smoothie, but with a bit of a naughty edge … which is my idea of summertime nirvana. If you have peak-season fruit from the farmers' market, freeze it on a baking sheet until firm. Or just start with frozen fruit from the grocery store. Either way, you'll be staying cool, deliciously.

STRAWBERRY-ROSÉ WINE SLUSHIESSomehow, the blush of rosé wine and the sweet blush of strawberries are meant to be together. I prefer this with no added sweetener, but my friends say it tastes best with the added honey; if you like things on the less-sweet side, try it with no or less honey.

3 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries2 cups rosé, chilled1 cup ice cubes1 tablespoon honey

1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

SERVES 4CALORIES 154; FAT 0.3g (sat 0g, mono 0.1g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 1g; CARB 15g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 10g (est. added sugars 4g); CHOL 0mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 6mg; CALC 19mg

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