Cool off in the heatwave with a wine slushy

With the UK expected to see its hottest day on record this week, we’ve been thinking of ways to cool off.

Temperatures are expected to reach 39°C in parts of southern England on Thursday 25th July – and we reckon not even a well-chilled Sauvignon Blanc will cool us down!

So we put our thinking caps on to come up with a way to survive the heatwave and came up with a chilling idea … grown up slushies and ice lollies!

So quit your wine-ing and follow our recipes for instant refreshment!

Wine-lollies

Cool off during the heatwave with a wine ice lolly
Freeze your favourite wine into an ice lolly to help you cool down during the heatwave

What you’ll need:

  • Ice lolly moulds
  • Your favourite wine (low alcohol will work best!)

How to make it:

This couldn’t be easier – simply pour your chosen wine into the ice lolly moulds and freeze until solid. Strictly for adults only!

Off-piste peach bellini

Keep cool during the heatwave by making a wine slushy
Try freezing a peach bellini to keep cool in the scorching heat

What you’ll need:

  • One whole peach sliced and frozen
  • One glass of Prosecco
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • Grenadine

How to make it:

Easy peasy, cut the peaches into slices and pop them into the freezer until they’re frozen solid. Once they’re ready pop them into a blender with a glass of Prosecco and the ice and whizz up until you’ve got a bellini slushie! Pour into a glass, drizzle over some grenadine and enjoy!

Frozé

Keep cool during the heatwave by making a wine slushy
Frozé … it’s what you call frozen rosé!

What you’ll need:

  • A cup of strawberries or raspberries (the choice is yours) sliced and frozen
  • One glass of your favourite rosé – we like this sweet White Zinfandel
  • A handful of ice cubes

How to make it:

Pop the frozen fruit, ice and the wine into a blender and pulse until it forms an refreshing, icy purée. Pour into a large glass and enjoy in the sunshine!

Snowy Sangria

Keep cool during the heatwave by making a wine slushy
Quench your thirst with this icy sangria

What you’ll need:

  • A cup of mixed, frozen berries
  • One glass of red wine
  • A handful of ice cubes

How to make it:

Surely you get the idea now… throw everything into a blender and blitz it up until all the ice is broken! Drink before it melts!

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About Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.

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