Red White and Blue Wine Slushies

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posted: 06/25/18

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These Red White and Blue Wine Slushies are the perfect patriotic treat! Made with three different types of wine, frozen fruit and a little simple syrup, these are going to be your go to Fourth of July cocktail!

layered wine slushie recipe with red white and blue for fourth of July cocktail

Did you have a good weekend friends? We had a weekend packed with kids’ playdates, work for me, and fun family time! We took the kids to a local Strawberry Festival, and though there was nary a strawberry in sight and not one, but seventeen thousand fights over lemonade, it was so fun to get out of the house with the kids. Yesterday my extremely brave husband took the kids to the local pool by himself. He is officially my hero. Hooray for summertime fun!

Summertime fun, of course, would not be complete without great Fourth of July celebrations. Around here that means parades, cook-outs full of great recipes, kiddie pools, and cocktails! I haven’t thought about the full menu yet, but I’m thinking that it will need to include this Strawberry Spinach Salad for sure and I’m currently craving my mom’s guacamole recipe, so I think that needs to make an appearance too.

And for SURE these Red White and Blue Wine Slushies need to happen! Aren’t they so pretty? I’m totally in love with them.

layered wine slushies with red white and blue for fourth of July cocktail (Red, white, and blue on the bottom)

WHAT ARE WINE SLUSHIES?

Wine Slushies are typically made in a blender with some wine, a little frozen fruit, and some simple syrup. If you want a really basic one, you can try my Three Ingredient Wine Slushie, an easy strawberry wine slushie. After you have the basic wine slushie recipe it’s easy to make Moscato Wine Slushies, Rose Wine Slushies, and White Wine Slushies. You can even make a Sangria Wine Slushie.

WHAT IS IN RED WHITE AND BLUE WINE SLUSHIES?

  • The Blue Layer is blue wine and frozen bananas. It took a LOT of tries to make a blue layer that was the color I wanted, and I ended up using some blue food coloring to get it the right color. The blue wine I used is very very sweet. If you can’t find blue wine, use a white wine with bananas and simple syrup along with blue food coloring.
  • The White Layer is white wine with sweetened coconut milk. It is seriously amazing.
  • The Red Layer is Rose and frozen red tart cherries. You could definitely use dark sweet, but the color would be different and I love the tartness with the other flavors in this cocktail recipe.
  • The flavors in each layer are very different but they go together so perfectly!

over head view of red, white, and blue wine slushies made in a blender

Recipe Notes for Red White and Blue Wine Slushies

  1. These need to be made the night before.  I wish there wasn’t a step of re-freezing everything, but there is guys. Plan ahead.
  2. The blue layer took a lot of trial and error. If you can’t find blue wine, just use more blue food coloring. If you are opposed to using food coloring, then make it using: 2 cups white wine (any kind), 3 cups blueberries, and 1/2 cup simple syrup, following the instructions of the red layer. It will be a deeper almost purple color.
  3. This recipe makes four BIG cocktails. As I mentioned, it needs to be made the night before, and is a little tedious. You may want to double the recipe.
  4. Make your own simple syrup! It’s so easy to make and great to have on hand for lots of different cocktails.
  5. Wash the blender really well between making and re-blending (after freezing) the layers. A little blue left will mess up the white layer.
  6. Very gently layer your drinks. Spooning them into the glasses works better than pouring from the blender.
  7. Once layered, the colors in the drink will gradually meld together. My hope is that after tasting how great the layers are together you won’t even care.

Other fun Red White and Blue Treats

layered wine slushies with red, white, and blue for fourth of july cocktail

WATCH ME MAKE THIS RED WHITE AND BLUE WINE SLUSHIE

layered wine slushies with red white and blue for fourth of july cocktail
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Red White and Blue Wine Slushies

Serves: 4 cocktails
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These Red White and Blue Wine Slushies are the perfect patriotic treat!  Made with three different types of wine, frozen fruit and a little simple syrup, these are going to be your go to Fourth of July cocktail!

Ingredients

Blue Layer

  • 2 cups blue wine (see notes)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • blue food coloring

White Layer

  • 2 cups white wine (I used a white spritzer blend)
  • 15 ounces sweetened coconut milk (I used Coco Lopez)

Red Layer

  • 2 cups Rose
  • 3 cups frozen tart cherries (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Instructions

Blue Layer

  • In a blender combine the blue wine and frozen bananas. Blend to combine.  And a few drops of blue food coloring and blend. Continue adding blue food coloring until desired color is achieved.
  • Freeze overnight.
  • Before serving, blend.  Add to the glasses as the first layer.

White Layer

  • Blend together the white wine and the sweetened coconut milk until smooth. 
  • Freeze overnight.
  • Before serving, blend. Using a spoon, gently spoon the white layer onto the blue layer.

Red Layer

  • Blend together the frozen cherries, Rose, and simple syrup until well combined.  
  • Freeze overnight.
  • Before serving, blend. Using a spoon, gently spoon the red layer onto the white layer a little at a time.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

If you can't find blue wine, you can substitute white (like a Moscato or a Riesling) and us more blue food coloring.  
If you would rather not use food coloring, you can use the following and follow the instructions for the red layer.
  • 2 cups sweet white wine
  • 3 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
For the red layer you can use dark red frozen cherries, but the color will be deeper and darker red.
Author: Lisa Longley
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  1. averie @ averie cooks says

    I have never seen or heard of blue wine! I learn something new every day :) These are seriously so festive and the photography is GORGEOUS!

  2. Lauren says

    This looks so good! What did you freeze the batches in? Ice trays or something else?

  3. TidyMom says

    What a fun idea!! we just made watermelon wine slushies, I can’t wait to try these next time! I had no idea blue wine existed!!

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