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Sip, Savor, and Chill: Red Wine Slushies for the Perfect Summer Evening

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  • Lemi Shine

Welcome to the cool side of summer! If you're like us, there are few pleasures that top relaxing with a glass of wine as the sun dips below the horizon. But when the temperatures soar, even the crispest white wine can feel a tad too warm. Enter the ultimate summer refresher: Red Wine Slushies. It's like a slurpee, but for grown-ups—and trust me, it’s the chill you've been craving.

Before you raise an eyebrow at the idea of blending wine, think of this as a delightful cocktail rather than a simple glass of wine. And hey, feel free to skip the wine glass if you’re worried about purist judgment. This drink is all about cooling down and savoring the moment—a refreshing twist that's perfect for those sizzling summer days!

Unlike typical sweet summer drinks, these Red Wine Slushies hit that perfect balance—not too sweet, not too dry. We personally love using a good Cabernet Sauvignon for this recipe. If you're concerned about the cost, don't worry—you can easily substitute with a more budget-friendly option without compromising on taste!

Essential Items:

- Food processor

- Large Ziploc bag


- 1.25 cups sugar

- 1.5 tsp Lemi Shine's 100% Food Grade Citric Acid

- 750 ml bottle of red wine of your choice 

- 3 cups water


  1. In a food processor, combine the sugar and citric acid. Run the machine for about a minute to ensure everything is well mixed.
  2. In a large Ziploc bag, mix the sugar-citric acid blend, water, and wine. Stir thoroughly until the sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Seal the Ziploc bag and place it into a second bag for extra security. Freeze for 8-10 hours or until it reaches a slushy consistency.

Once your Red Wine Slushies are ready, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ultimate summer beverage. Whether you're lounging on the deck, hosting a backyard BBQ, or just seeking a cool retreat from the heat, this recipe is sure to become your go-to.

Pro Tip: Versatile Variations

Feel free to experiment with different red wines to find your perfect flavor. You might discover that a Merlot or Shiraz offers a unique twist to this already delightful concoction. Not a fan of red wine? No problem! Simply swap it out for a refreshing Moscato and you're set.

Lemi Shine’s Secret Ingredient

What makes this recipe extra special is the addition of Lemi Shine’s 100% food grade citric acid. It’s the secret weapon that balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor, ensuring your slushies are not just cool, but also bursting with a refreshing zest.

So, next time the heatwave hits, don’t just reach for a regular glass of wine. Elevate your summer sipping with Red Wine Slushies—your new favorite way to beat the heat!

Stay cool!

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