|Rocky River Vineyards makes the best Muscadine wine!|
Because it's 105 degrees (don't know what that is in Celsius, sorry) today while I'm writing this blog, I'm not going to even think about cooking or food of any kind.
Instead, I'm going to concentrate on the important thing you should do when it gets hot: drinking!
In this case, drinking good wine and wine beverages. My recipe today is for wine slushees. Very good in the heat and good for you too, because wine is good for you, right?
My favorite wine is Muscadine wine. If you aren't from the South, you probably haven't heard of it. It's made from grapes native to the Southern states ( I live in North Carolina) and has a unique taste. Some people don't like it, but then some people don't like ice cream. There's no accounting for taste!
To make this treat, you will need a bottle of wine. Red is best, but blackberry and strawberry are also good. Either a blender or slushee machine is also needed to make the ice fine enough.
You can also add strong chai tea to make it extra spicy.
1 bottle of wine (your choice of flavor)
finely chopped ice - about four cups
Add one cup strong chai tea if you'd like a little zing to it
Finely chop the ice and put in a large pitcher. Add wine (and chai).
Mix and drink as quickly as possible. You can freeze this but you will lose consistency.
A sprig of mint on the lip of the glass is very good with it!
This will serve three to five people - if you have to share!
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