I love fall, but as the summer nights are winding down, I’m not quite ready to put away the fresh and vibrant flavors of sun in exchange for the warm and spice filled ones reminiscent of fall. Those that know me, know I love most adult beverages and wine is no exception. Sweet or dry, red or white, I enjoy indulging in a glass or two now and then.
On a hot summer evening, a glass of Moscato appeals more to me than a Chianti and the colder the better. I began putting ice in my wine to get it extra cold and then decided wine slushes (wine + ice, blended) were the perfect adult treat. It wasn’t until a busy Monday when I was adding frozen fruit to my morning smoothie that I joked I’d rather be blending up a wine slush. Boom! At that moment, the idea for the Raspberry Moscato Slush was born. A few days later I tried it out and it was good, but too sweet and too raspberry. I tried adjusting the amount, but found that although it takes a little more effort, layering the original wine slush with a raspberry version creates true wine slush perfection.
The best part of this”recipe post” is that you don’t need a recipe at all. There are seriously only a few steps. For 2 layered glasses, you will need 2 glasses, a blender, your favorite Moscato – chilled, frozen raspberries and ice.
- Fill one glass with ice and another with frozen raspberries. Depending on your glass you may want to only fill it 3/4 of the way with the raspberries.
- Pour your favorite Moscato over the ice and the raspberries.
- First pour the ice and Moscato glass into the blender and blend. Depending on heat and ice cube size, you may have to add more ice or more Moscato to make it a slushie type consistency. Then empty it back into the glass.
- Now, pour the raspberry and Moscato glass into the blender and blend. Again, you may need to slightly adjust the quantities.
- Pour a little of the raspberry/Moscato mixture into the bottom of the empty glass, then layer some from the Moscato/ice mixture on top and finish with another layer of the raspberry/Moscato. You will need another clean glass to repeat the process or just layer two layers in the original Moscato/ice glass.
It’s easy, delicious and stunning–especially if you’re serving Guests. Seriously, they will think you put way more time into it than you did. You can even make a whole pitcher full if you’re having a party!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and make sure to check out one of my other favorite drink recipe posts – How To Make: Pink Lemonade Margaritas!