Thirsty Thursday: Rosé Sangria Slushes

Take a moment to just read that headline again. Go ahead, I'll wait. Yes, you did read that right. Rosé. Sangria. Slushes. They're real. And they're delicious. They are just begging for you to make them for your long holiday weekend. Share them at your picnic. Take them to the beach. Enjoy them in your kitchen at 11am while writing a blog post. What? Scratch that last.

Anyway. Not only are these delicious, they are painfully simple, and dare I say, fun (?) to make. All you need is a bottle of inexpensive rosé (need a suggestion? - check my previous post HERE for some great picks under $15!) some orange liqueur, and a baking dish. Follow along, now:

Simply pour your bottle of rosé into a glass baking dish (one that you would bake say, a casserole in). Add 1/4 cup of orange liqueur, 2 cups of plain ol' H2O... and depending on the sweetness of your rosé, between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of sugar. You can also add a squeeze of lime or orange juice in there if you are so inclined. Give everything a good whisk for a few minutes, or until the sugar dissolves. Place the entire concoction in to the freezer - and here comes the hardest part - wait about 8 hours or so. 

Once the time has passed, take a fork and use it to "shave" the slush mixture into flaky, fluffy, delicious, boozy ice. (Because of the alcohol content, it wont freeze solid like an ice cube, but rather the perfect "soft ice" texture. Is that a real term? It is now. I made it up.) Serve in paper cones for a festive flair, or in glasses if you want to class it up. Of course, be sure to pair with your favorite late-summer fruits - a good place to start is with anything that matches the flavors in your rosé. Mine said it had notes of citrus and red berries, hence, orange, lime and strawberry.

Really do give this a try. I can't think of a tastier, boozier, funner (there I go making up words again) way to have a summer sendoff! Let me know how you like it in the comments below, and if you have any new twists on classic sangria - I'd love to try 'em. Good luck, and happy almost weekend, y'all!