1750-milliliters bottleSweet White Wine (Riesling or Moscato)divided and chilled
fresh strawberry and fresh pineapple slice to garnishif desired
Make the simple syrup by heating ½ cup water in a microwave-safe bowl (a glass measuring cup with a spout works great) for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and add ½ cup of sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar. Set aside and allow to cool while you gather your remaining ingredients.
In the container of your blender, add 1 cup chilled white wine, 2 cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup ice and ¼ cup simple syrup.
Blend on high (or the smoothie setting if you have it on your blender) for 2 minutes or until smooth, and no chunks of fruit or ice remain. Use a high-powered blender if possible. This will save you time and result in a smoother slushie. If you do not have a high-powered blender, no worries! You may just need to add a bit more liquid to create the smoothness.
Pour your slushie into a pitcher, or large glass jar, rinse out your blender container and repeat with your second fruit flavor. Combine the frozen pineapple, wine, ice and simple syrup until smooth.
In the bottom half of a wine glass, spoon ½ cup of your strawberry slushie, then top that by spooning a ½ cup of pineapple slushie on top. You can garnish your glass with a piece of fresh pineapple and a fresh strawberry.
Storage:You can make these white wine slushies in advance and store them in your freezer until you are ready to serve them. When it is time to assemble, remove the slushies from your freezer and allow them to thaw on your countertop for 5-10 minutes. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the slushie and prepare your individual drinks in your serving glasses.Important Notes:
You can make as many fruit flavor choices as you would like and allow party guests to create their own favorite fruit combinations.
I highly recommend using fruits like berries, stone fruits like peaches, mangos & cherries (that have been pitted and peeled) or pineapple chunks. These fruits blend up the best.
If you are using a dryer white wine, like a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, I’d suggest that you increase the amount of simple syrup to ½ cup per flavor blend. That would mean doubling your Simple Syrup recipe.
Depending on how strong you prefer your wine flavor, you can experiment with more or less fruit and ice.
Freeze your glasses. Slushies start to melt as soon as they come in contact with a room temperature glass. I love to freeze my glasses in the freezer for at least an hour before serving to make mine melt-proof.