As the weather takes it’s sweet ass time turning to spring, and as fresh fruit starts to come back into season, I cannot recommend this enough.  With fresh strawberries, and a good riesling (I used Pacific Rim this time, but Cupcake Winery and Kung Fu Girl have been past awesome rieslings to use with this), this is a wonderfully boozy taste of spring and a nice way to cool off besides.

Riesling Strawberry Slushies
Makes one blender’s worth of slushies, or enough to fill 3 pint glasses

Ingredients

  • one bottle Riesling wine (used the ‘10 Pacific Rim sweet riesling this time, have used Barefoot, Cupcake Winery, and Kung Fu Girl rieslings in the past and they’ve all worked wonderfully)
  • 2.5 c (appx 1 qt) strawberries, hulled
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 2.5 T sugar

Reserve one cup of your wine and put it in the fridge to chill.  Take all of our other ingredients and puree them together in your blender, until combined.  Pour the mixture into ice trays (I used two, one was Companion Cubes, the other was a normal sized ice tray), and freeze (this will usually take about 4 hours’ time, depending on your freezer’s setting).   

Once your strawberry riesling ice cubes are frozen, put them back in the blender with the reserved wine, and puree until you have a good, thick slushie. And then sip on it while watching Hannibal, to feel fancy and also to have something to scream into.

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