When it comes to my beverages, I’m a huge fan of bubbles: sparkling water, soda (yes, I love the stuff), beer and champagne. Oh, champagne. I could give or take regular old wine, but add some sparkles to it and I’ll happily drink the entire bottle in one sitting. Not that I’ve ever done that…
Another food I can down copious amounts of at once? Strawberries. Sweet, pink, refreshing…
Combine those two ingredients and you’ve got one lethal combination.
Strawberry Champagne Slushies
makes approximately six servings
- 1 16 oz container fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1 750 ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine
- 2 tablespoons honey
Begin by dividing bottle of sparkling wine; pour half into a blender, then pour other half into a large glass, cover and set aside in the refrigerator. Add strawberries and honey to blender and blend until all chunks have disappeared. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until completely solid. Once ice cubes have formed, remove them from the trays and return to blender. Add remaining champagne and blend until a thick, slushie consistency has formed. Pour into champagne glasses and serve.
Simple, sweet and summery. They’re not overwhelmingly sugary, but have a slightly tart strawberry-champagne flavor with just a hint of honey.
Plus, they’re hot pink. Does it get any more fun? They’d be perfect for any female gathering, like bridal showers or tea parties. Or you could just serve them to men, too, and enjoy the extras when they stupidly turn them down because of the color.
That’s okay. More for the ladies.
Sparkling or regular wine? And what’s your favorite girly mixed drink?