Beat the heat with cold, crunchy, ever-so-slightly alcoholic Wine Slushes / Jill

Icy-Cool Wine Slushes

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A wine slush is everything you love about wine in an icy-cool, Slurpee-style form. It’s crunchy, melty, brain-freezy, and ever-so-slightly alcoholic.

Makes about 4 cups

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cold wine, red, white, or rosé, ideally not too tannic

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup of the water, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and stir in the wine and remaining 1/2 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch glass or metal baking pan and place the pan in the freezer. Freeze, stirring and breaking up with a fork every hour or so, for 3 to 5 hours. Continue to freeze until completely frozen, 2 to 3 hours.

Break the mixture up with a fork, transfer to serving dishes, and serve with spoons and/or straws.

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