Warm weather is no match for the refreshing flavor of these Peach Wine Slushies. It takes just minutes to blend juicy summer peaches, crisp white wine and simple syrup into an icy frozen cocktail that will keep you cool on even the steamiest days. It's the ultimate easy summer drink for pool parties, backyard BBQs and bonfires!
What is a wine slushy? It's exactly what it sounds like. Frozen fruit is blended with wine and a bit of sweetener to create a boozy version of a favorite childhood drink. In this Peach Wine Slushy recipe, fragrant peaches mix with fruity white wine and a basil-infused simple syrup for a simple sipper that's icy, sweet and absolutely delicious.
Why you'll love this recipe
➤ Summer in a glass: There are few things more alluring than the smell of ripe, juicy peaches. These vibrant and flavorful peach wine slushies taste as good as they smell.
➤ Nearly effortless: As far as cocktails go, this frozen wine slushy is about as easy as it comes. Just add, blend and pour right from the blender jar.
➤ Low alcohol: Drinks with modest alcohol levels are the perfect sippers to enjoy all day long during the dog days of summer.
Don't be fooled by the short ingredient list. This frozen wine slushy is still delicious even with just a handful of ingredients.
A few ingredient notes:
Peaches: Frozen peaches work best in this recipe. You can peel and freeze your own peaches or buy a large bag of frozen peach slices at the grocery store. The sweeter the peaches, the less simple syrup you'll need to use.
Wine: Don't break the bank on a bottle of wine but do use an inexpensive bottle that you'd still drink by the glass. I used Vouvray for this recipe but any semi-dry white wine will work well. Avoid any wines that are aged in oak like most Chardonnays.
Basil-infused simple syrup: So is this basil simple syrup "extra"? Absolutely, but I wouldn't steer you wrong. The basil flavor infused into this syrup adds a subtle herbal element that pairs perfectly with the ripe, juicy peaches and crisp white wine. Instructions for making basil simple syrup are in the recipe card. It's super easy and takes just 20 (mostly hands-off) minutes. Plus you can make it up to two weeks ahead of time and store it in the fridge.
Note: You can also use plain regular simple syrup in this slushy recipe if you prefer, but whichever one you use, promise me you'll make your own simple syrup at home. It's quick, easy and much less expensive than buying a bottle at the store.
The only equipment you need to make this drink recipe is a blender.
Add peaches, wine and ¼ cup simple syrup to blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired. Serve in frosted glasses.
Save the expensive bottles for a special occasion. Wine slushies call for budget-friendly wines. I prefer to use crisp, fruity white wines like a Vouvray or Sauvignon Blanc, but a Pinot Grigio, Vinho Verde or even your favorite Rosé work well, too.
Yes, you can but then it will be liquid and not a frozen slushy when blended. To get a frozen consistency with fresh peaches, you have two options: 1) put slices of peeled fresh peaches in the freezer until solid, or 2) make the recipe with fresh peaches and then pour the mixture into a lidded container and pop in the freezer for a few hours until it has a slushy consistency.
If you don't finish the entire batch of slushies, pour the leftovers into a lidded container and freeze for up to three months. You'll need to scrape the slushies into the blender and reblend or simply portion into a glass and let it sit until it melts enough to stir and drink.
Regular simple syrup lasts up to a month in the refrigerator but infused syrups are best used within 2 weeks. Got leftover basil simple syrup? Make another batch of frozen wine slushies or use it in either this Cucumber Vodka Gimlet or this Vodka Strawberry Cocktail in place of the plain simple syrup.
Expert Tips for making Wine Slushies
✔︎ Make the plain or basil-infused simple syrup ahead of time. It can hang out in the fridge for a few weeks.
✔︎ A high powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix will give you a silky smooth slushy in minutes. If you don’t have one, I definitely recommend the investment (and not just for frozen cocktails, either!). You can absolutely make this recipe with other blenders. Just know you might have to process it a handful of times to completely pulverize those frozen peach chunks.
✔︎ Chill the wine before pouring it into the blender to help the drinks maintain their slushy consistency longer.
✔︎ Taste and adjust sweetener as needed. If your peaches aren't as naturally sweet as you'd like, blend in some extra simple syrup to balance the tart fruit.
✔︎ Serve your slushies in glasses that have been in the freezer to keep them cold for as long as possible.
✔︎ Craving something a little stronger? Stir in a shot of elderflower liqueur or Grand Marnier for a wine slushy with extra kick.
✔︎ Want a non-alcoholic version? Substitute white grape juice or an N/A wine for the alcohol and omit the simple syrup. Blend, taste and add syrup only if needed. Or make a batch of these virgin piña coladas instead!
✔︎ Got leftovers? Scoop out individual portions and freeze them. They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Easy Peach Wine Slushies
- 6 cups frozen peeled peaches
- 1 750ml bottle white wine
- ¼-½ cup basil-infused simple syrup (instructions below)
- Add peaches, wine and ¼ cup simple syrup to the jar of a blender. Process until smooth. Taste and add more simple syrup if desired.6 cups frozen peeled peaches, 1 750ml bottle white wine, ¼-½ cup basil-infused simple syrup
- Divide among frosty glasses and serve immediately.
- I usually make this recipe with frozen peaches, but you can also make it with peeled, fresh peaches. Since in-season fruit is usually sweeter, you may need to use less simple syrup. Taste and adjust accordingly.
- If you use fresh peaches, you will need to pour the mixture back into a resealable container and freeze for a few hours to get a slushy consistency.
- Feel free to make the infused simple syrup a few days in advance and store in the fridge. You can also use plain simple syrup if you prefer. Make your own syrup at home for pennies!
- Don't break the bank on a bottle of wine but do use an inexpensive bottle that you'd still drink by the glass. I used Vouvray for this recipe but any semi-dry white wine will work well, like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Avoid any wines that are aged in oak like most Chardonnays.
- Chill the wine before pouring it into the blender and serve your slushies in glasses that have been in the freezer to help the drinks maintain their slushy consistency longer.
- Leftovers can be put into a sealed container and frozen for up to three months. Pass them through the blender to return them to slushy form.
How to make basil-infused simple syrup:
- Add ½ cup water and ½ cup granulated sugar to a small saucepan. Heat on medium until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in 10-12 large basil leaves. Allow basil to steep in syrup for 20 minutes.
- Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer and store covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.