Ombre Sweet Wine Slush
Three types of sweet wines are blended with simple syrup and layered together in a fun ombre pattern
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 (750 ml) bottle sweet red wine
- 1 (750 ml) pink moscato wine
- 1 (750 ml) riesling or moscato wine
- 1 cup simple syrup (homemade or store-bought) divided
- 3/4 tsp xanthan gum divided
Pour red wine into 2 clean ice cube trays. Pour pink wine into 2 other ice cube trays. Pour white wine into 2 more ice cube trays. Place all trays in freezer and freeze several hours, or until frozen.
Add white wine cubes to blender, along with 1/3 cup simple syrup and 1/4 tps xanthan gum. Process until blended to slushy consistently. Scoop into a bowl.
Repeat with pink wine cubes (plus 1/3 cup simple syrup and 1/4 tps xanthan gum), and scoop into another bowl. Repeat last time with the red wine cubes (plus 1/3 cup simple syrup and 1/4 tps xanthan gum) and scoop into one more bowl.
Spoon red slush into the bottom third of serving glasses. Spoon pink slush into the second third of the serving glasses. Top with white wine slush.
If desired, garnish glasses with fresh raspberries and fresh mint.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SIMPLE SYRUP
In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of water and heat over MED heat until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for several minutes, then remove from heat and cool completely.
When blending wine cubes, use 1/3 of the cooled simple syrup in each of the white, pink, and red layers.
As written, this wine slush is mildly sweet. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add as much simple syrup as you want.
FOR A THINNER DRINK
This is a pretty thick slush, but if you prefer a thinner drink, you can add some white grape juice to each blend to thin it out to your desired texture.
If you'd rather not use xanthan gum, feel free to omit it.
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 2mg