The other night I got home from the store with my two new bottles of Stags Leap Chardonnay when I realized I couldn’t pop them open yet because they weren’t cold. UGHHH! This got me thinking about using frozen fruit to cool down or to keep cold your wine.
There are so many reasons to give this a try: First off, being an instant gratification culture we want our wine when we want it and don’t have time to wait for it to cool down (duh)! Throw it in the fridge or wrap a wet paper towel around it and stick it in the freezer for 30 mins?! Nope. Sorry, my patience ran out just talking about it. Second, it can seriously add some flavor at a minimal cost. My FAVORITE Chardonnay is $62!!!!!! So because I can’t afford to drink that nearly as often as I would like…I buy the cheaper stuff. What better way to add some flavor to a cheapy wine that you don’t really even care for?Lastly, if hosting a party, adding frozen fruit to beverages makes everything prettier :-D.
Anyways, here are some from frozen fruit + wine combos I have personally tried and loved….
& strawberries –
Perhaps one of my favorite wine + frozen fruit combo is champagne and strawberries.
The strawberries lend a TINY bit of its flavor but more importantly they keep the
champagne cold MUCH longer. Does anyone like warm champagne?! Blah!
This is probably the prettiest frozen fruit & wine combo that
I have ever tried. The light color of the sauv blanc in comparison to the dark
blueberries is amazing! If you ever have a summer wine party, PLEASE try this pairing.
The flavors of these two
compliment each other perfectly! Add to that,
the raspberries stay frozen for longer than I expected making this the perfect match.
What are some other frozen fruits + wine combos that I should try? I tried Moscato and frozen mango and that one wasn’t my favorite. The mango turned into a strange, stringy mush that grossed me out! Anyways, let me know if you try any of the three above and what your thoughts are on these frozen fruit + wine combos.
-Cheers to frozen fruit & wine-
p.s. Thank you to all who entered my first ever giveaway! The winner is Shelli Boer (@shelliboer). Stay tuned for another exciting giveaway later this week!