Summer is on the way… right?
Here on Vancouver Island we are experiencing a much cooler then usual spring, so it really feels like summer is a long way off. But there is just over a month and a half left in school, so I know that things have to be heating up really soon.
I love summer.
I can’t wait for long days at home with my boys; swimming, kayaking, hiking, and probably pitching to them endlessly as they practice their baseball skills (despite the fact that I’m just about the worst pitcher in the world, only topping most children under age 3).
And with those long, hot summer days comes summer entertaining. Barbecues. Evening fires under the stars. Lovely refreshing summer drinks.
Like this amazing and crazy-easy to make Strawberry Peach White Wine Slushie. Not only is it easy, it’s relatively health-conscious too, as far as bevy’s go; made from only white wine, frozen fruit (no sugar added), and ice!
That way you’re not spending any extra time in the kitchen and can maximize your outdoor enjoyment. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up enough to serve this!
This week I’m participating in the Outdoor Extravaganza again with some amazing fellow bloggers and hosted by my friend Shauna from Satori Design for Living.
Last week our theme was plants & gardening and I shared my DIY copper patina clay pot. This week’s theme is outdoor decorating and entertaining.
And…since our outdoor space is currently ripped apart, I thought I’d share an idea for outdoor entertaining with you today!
All you really need is your blender, a bottle of wine, frozen fruit (I used peaches and strawberries), and ice.
Done! So yummy….
You will love this! Definitely give it a try this summer….
- 1 bottle of white wine
- 2+ cups of frozen peach and/or mango slices
- 1+ cups of frozen strawberries
- 3 cups of ice cubes
- Blend 2 cups (or ⅔ bottle) of white wine with about 2 cups of frozen peaches (add mango if you fancy it) as well as 2 cups of ice cubes.
- Pour into four glasses.
- Blend 1 cup of white wine (or the last ⅓ of the bottle) with about 1 to 1.5 cups of strawberries and 1 cup of ice.
- Pour it on top of the peach slushy.
- Add a straw and serve icy!
Depending on how strong of a wine flavour you prefer, you can experiment with less or more fruit and ice. This makes quite a light summer drink with a hint of wine; not a strong wine taste. The wine you use makes a difference as well; I used a Moscato which is a sweeter white but the slushies weren’t overly sweet; you could use a drier white if that flavour is your preference.
Want to remember this?
I’m taking part in the annual Outdoor Extravaganza again today…
Here’s what my friends have come up with for the theme Decorating and Entertaining!
How to Set a Casual Outdoor Table, French Vintage Style by So Much Better with Age
Raspberry Lemonade Rose Cocktail by Craftberry Bush
Pimm’s Cocktail Jug for Summer Outdoor Parties by Satori Design for Living
Peach Strawberry White Wine Slushie by The Happy Housie
Backyard Patio Tea Party by Elliven Studio
How to Clean and Style a Cotton Canvas Hammock by The DIY Mommy
DIY Farmhouse Serving Tray by Making it in the Mountains
Next Thursday I’ll be back with an outdoor paint it or build it project! Can’t wait to see what I actually manage to get accomplished this weekend so that I can share it with you all…