In my opinion there isn’t anything better than a lazy sunny afternoon with a frozen drink in hand. It sweeps me away to the islands for a few minutes until my kids start fighting and someone ends up crying. Lushy Slushies are the perfect drink for moments like this and for entertaining; they are unexpected, darn easy to make, and always look cute no matter how you serve them.
Today’s Lushy Slushy is a frozen Mango Dee-Light made with a Moscato called Mamamango. The wine is slightly sweet but not overly so with a hint of mango flavor. It’s great on it’s own and also as an alternative for mimosa’s at brunch but let’s face it, moscato is low in alcohol so I add vodka to this Lushy Slushy recipe (you know you will too!) I added frozen raspberries to give it a pretty pink color but you could add any fruit you’d like. Lushy Slushies are so easy to make you might find yourself blending them up all summer long!
The best part about Lushy Slushies is that they are seriously so easy to make and you can literally use any combination of wine and fruit that fits your fancy. I love to use a Vino Verde with pear and apple or a rose with strawberries and lime. You can use leftover wine that might be on its way out which is a great way to not waste any precious juice! I prefer to use quality wine in my slushies but that doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot. This moscato is only $15 retail. Be careful though with wines costing $5 or less- wine that is cheap or full of sugar and preservatives will come through in your drink!
The weather in the Pacific Northwest is finally going to be warm and sunny. We’ve had over 200 days of straight rain and this Lushy Slushy is a great way to celebrate the warmer temperatures! While your blending up this tasty drink, turn up the tunes. I think this drink pairs well with the famous Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton song, Islands in the Stream. You can’t get better than that!
Interested in this wine? Email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org. $14.98/750ml bottle.
What is your favorite Lushy Slushy? We’d love to hear about your recipe ideas!!
- 1 cup Mango Moscato
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1tsp fresh lime juice (optional)
- 1tbs shredded coconut (for topping)
- Add all ingredients to blender
- Blend and sing "Islands in the Stream"
- Put your feet up and enjoy