Featuring fresh peaches, simple syrup and sweet white wine, this frozen slushy is the perfect party starter. After all, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. Get the recipe below, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Cavit wines.
Time: 30 minutes, plus 3 hours freezing time
Yield: 1 1/4 cups
- Paring knife or vegetable peeler
- 3 white peaches (plus an extra slice for garnish)
- 1 yellow peach
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- Juice from half a lemon
- 1 3/4 cups ice
- 1/2 cup sweet white wine (we used Cavit Moscato)
- Sage (for garnish)
Step 1: Use a paring knife (or peeler) to remove the skin from all 4 peaches, then dice into small pieces. Pro-Tip: If peaches aren’t in season, you can substitute fresh fruit for canned (just be sure to drain the juice first).
Step 2: Blend peaches, lemon juice and simple syrup until smooth. You can purchase a bottle of simple syrup at a cookware store or make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil (for 3 servings, combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar). Then, let the solution simmer for several minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely before blending with the remaining ingredients.
Step 3: Pour the blended peach mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for 2-3 hours. Once frozen, add 4 peach cubes and 5 ice cubes to the blender.
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup of wine (we recommend Cavit Moscato) and blend until frothy. Blend on low to maintain the slushy texture and prevent the mixture from becoming too liquidated. Pro-Tip: When picking out the fruit to pair with your wine, select something that matches the wine’s flavor profile (refer to the back of the bottle to find the featured flavors). For instance, Cavit Moscato has hints of apricot, peach and sage, so we selected similar flavors for our slushy.
Step 5: Garnish your glass with a fresh peach slice and sprig of sage, then serve (we used coupe glasses but you can use any kind of glass). Pro-Tip: If the sage beings to wilt, wet it with water and freeze for a few minutes. The leaves will perk up in no time. Enjoy!
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