Watermelon Basil Wine Slushie

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A refreshing summer drink to enjoy any day of the week!

Wine slushies will always “scream” summer for me. I’ve had them at a handful of wineries, but at times I feel the “fruit base” is actually a lot of artificial flavors and colors but not real fruit. This combination is a great, natural way to enjoy a refreshing and fruity happy hour drink but without any questionable additives.

This is also a great way to use watermelon that you may have sliced/have on hand but just haven’t worked through yet. If you pop the watermelon in the freezer around lunch time, it’ll be frozen and ready for your happy hour needs. This is my new favorite “beverage of choice” for the summer. Cheers and enjoy!

Makes 1 Serving

Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2020

The Kitchenologist©


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Measuring Cups


2 Cups Frozen Watermelon (I recommend freezing your sliced watermelon in cubes to make it easier on your blender and to remove seeds prior to freezing for a smooth slushie experience)

1 Cup Wine (or nonalcoholic beverage) of Choice (I used a local red table wine from Deerfoot Winery)

1 to 2 Tablespoons Basil Leaves (For a light basil flavor, add 1. For a “pop” of flavor, add 2. Save a few for topping if desired.)


  1. Add your frozen watermelon, wine and basil to a blender.
  2. Mix, and enjoy immediately.
  3. Cheers!

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