July 7, 2014

Wine Smoothie

Wine Smoothie | For White Lights on Wednesday by Cooking with Curls

Greetings WLOW friends, boy do I have a treat for you today!  This is Lisa from Cooking with Curls, and I am back this month with an amazing Wine Smoothie!

I have been making fruity Margaritas all summer, and jokingly referring to them as smoothies…..with alcohol. ;)  You can see my thinking right?  Fruit, pureed in a blender equals smoothie.  Smoothie equals healthy, right?  Health professionals keep saying that we need to consume more fruits, and this is my way of doing just that.

So this time I decided to just go ahead and make a cocktail as a smoothie.  The best part of this Wine Smoothie, is how incredibly easy it is to make.  A one pound bag of frozen fruit and a sweet white wine pureed in a blender…..

Wine Smoothie Collage | For White Lights on Wednesday by Cooking with Curls

Perfection in a glass!!  I chose to use a combination of unsweetened strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and raspberries from the freezer section of my local grocery store.  Choose whatever combination is available, but make sure you have a wide variety of flavors.

Next I headed to the wine department to find a sweet white wine that would compliment the berries.  I chose a Moscato, not realizing that it is a semi-sparkling wine.  It didn’t matter one bit, the end result was amazing!  It was so good, that I didn’t even notice the seeds. :) {I hate seeds}

Wine Smoothie - Made with frozen berries and wine | For White Lights on Wednesday by Cooking with Curls

I started with one cup of wine, and my 14 year old blender could not keep up.  I added an additional 1/2 cup, but it still seemed a bit too thick.  I added an additional 1/4 cup and it was perfect.  Every blender and every bag of fruit will blend differently, so adjust as needed.  Note: if you blender gets stuck while blending.  Turn it OFF and use a fork to stir the contents of the blender. Add a bit more liquid and continue blending until smooth.   Safety first! ;)

This recipe will make 3 to 4 drinks, depending on the size of your wine glasses.

Enjoy!

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Wine Smoothie
 
Impress your friends on a hot, summer day with this delicious Wine Smoothie. So simple to make, you just need a bag of frozen berries and a sweet, white wine.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Cuisine: beverage
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 pound, frozen mixed berries
  • 1¾ cups sweet, white wine - I used Cupcake Moscato d'Asti
Instructions
  1. Pour berries and 1 cup of wine into a blender container.
  2. Start with the lowest setting, and blend.
  3. Add additional wine as needed while slowly moving up to the highest setting.
  4. Pour into wine glasses and serve.
Notes
This recipe will make 3 to 4 drinks, depending on the size of your wine glasses.


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