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Frosé is so 2016. Say hello to sangria slushies. Peach sangria is frozen and blended with fresh peaches and served ice cold, just in time for the holiday weekend.
The holiday weekend is here and it’s time to gather and celebrate. We’re beach bound even if the weather is looking less than stellar. While sunny skies are always preferable, our spirits will not be dampened. For as long a I can remember I’ve headed down to the shore for Memorial Day weekend. While the holiday weekend of today differs greatly from my post-college heyday, I’m still as eager as my 5th grader for toes in the sand even if i’m wearing a sweatshirt and carrying an umbrella.
Memorial Day seems to mark a goal post for the year. See ya structure and hello loosey goosey! Even though the boys still have a few weeks left of school and shorts are no guarantee, the end is in sight. Dinner and bed time seem to skew a little later and make-up baseball games have replaced family dinner.
And the holiday weekend, well that is pure fun…long walks, late wake-ups and hanging with longtime friends that are as close as family. We’ll share hosting responsibilities and this year I’m raising my hand to provide the cocktails.
We started this week with some sweet treats; crowd pleasers that are equally appropriate for both the younger and older set, but today well, today is strictly a grown-up treat…peach sangria slushies. This is everything you love about sangria, but frozen and blended into an icy drink.
But this slushie is no watered down cocktail, in fact you won’t need any ice at all to make this deliciously icy drink. The wine and liquor are swirled in a baking pan and popped into the freezer to set. Because of the alcohol content it won’t freeze solid, so next we’re going to peel and slice up some fresh peaches and get those into the freezer as well to act as our “ice cubes”.
Now the only hard part about making this cocktail is patience, because you do have to wait at least six hours (or overnight) for the peaches and wine mixture to freeze. Once they’ve hardened, it’s time to blend. Grab your blender, add the slushie wine mixture, the frozen peaches and a squeeze of agave for sweetness. Then blend, garnish and slurp. Cheers to a happy, (hopefully) sunny and fun-filled holiday weekend!
- 1 750 ml bottle white wine
- 1/2 cup peach schnapps peach liqueur
- 3/4 cup peach vodka
- 1 lb fresh peaches
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- Garnish with fresh peach wedges raspberries and green grapes
Combine wine, peach liqueur and peach vodka in a 9x13 inch pan and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil and make x's in the bottoms of each of the peaches. Place into the boiling water and boil for 2 mins.
Fill a bowl with ice water and plunge the peaches into the cold water and let stand for 2-3 mins.
Remove the peels from the peaches with a pairing knife, then halve and remove the pits. Slice into wedges and lay on a plastic wrap lined cookie sheet and freeze.
Place the frozen peaches and frozen wine mixture (it won't be fully frozen because of the alcohol content) into a blender with the agave syrup.
Blend until slushy and pour into glasses, garnish and serve.