Why So Whiney?


There are some ideas that you just SO wish you had thought of-the light bulb, the wheel, fire, the iPad. I was recently helping a friend plan her summer nuptials and looking for some fresh ideas. When I read the phrase “wine smoothie” on a wedding website I was, needless to say, totally on board. With less of an alcoholic punch than cocktails made with rum and tequila, the wine smoothie is hip enough for your, well, hip guests and safe enough for your I’m-so-old-I-might-break-a-hip family members. I’m not naming names but…

Due to my high-profile job as Epicurean‘s blogger, I took it upon myself to concoct a few of these treats. Here’s a recipe that’s cool, literally, in oh so many ways:

  • One bottle Rosé or Chardonnay of your choice
  • Two mangos, peeled and sliced
  • One small jar of crushed pineapple with the juice
  • Ice

Blend all ingredients until desired consistency, place contents in freezer until slushy. Don’t worry, the smoothie won’t freeze due to the alcohol content. But now I’m thinking about wine popsicles. Stay Tuned.

Stephanie Blackford
Communications Director, Epicurean Culinary Group