During the height of New York’s June heat wave, a few of my Twitter wine friends and I were (half?) joking about creating wine popsicles. Because while I love the summer–and am currently mourning the arrival of cooler weather–I can’t deny that the heat makes it tricky to consume wine.
I was intrigued then to come across this recipe for wine slushies. While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks interesting, and could make a good “last-gasp-of-summer” treat. The recipe suggests Moscato d’Asti or ice wine. I’d definitely go with the former, a happy, fizzy, lightly sweet wine that you can find in the $12-$15 range. (Check out this Moscato d’Asti video I did, with canine accompaniment, for more on what this wine is about. You want to make sure to get Moscato d’Asti, and not Asti Spumante.) I’d also serve it in a wine glass rather than the suggested martini glass.
Whip up a batch and toast (and/or slurp) to the last week of summer.