Why should kids have all the fun with slushis? Well, they don’t get to anymore! I came up with this recipe this past December before New Years Eve. We were going to our neighbors party and I just didn’t want to show up with the predictable bottle of champagne, hence Champagne Slushis. They were a huge hit! They’re flavorful & fun to drink! I have tried this with both Champagne & Prosecco (an Italian sparkling wine) and it’s great with both. Best of all, it’s easy to make. You can even make them the night before your party (one less thing to worry about).
I’m going to be trying many other flavor variations & I’m sure they’ll be just as tasty. If you want a more tart slushi just leave out the strawberries. It’s incredibly lemony (almost like a lemon head slushi LOL) Cheers to you!
What you’ll need:
1 bottle champagne – chilled
1 lemon – FINELY zest half of lemon and juice whole lemon
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 box small frozen strawberries – thawed
What to do:
1. Prepare simple syrup: into a sauce pan add water, sugar. Stir to combine. Cook over medium heat until it boils and thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, place in refrigerator for a few hours allowing it to cool completely.
2. In a glass baking dish carefully pour chilled champagne. Add simple syrup, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir well and place in freezer. Stir occasionally. Leave in freezer for 3-4 hours or until it reaches slushi consistency.
3. Before you’re ready to serve your slushis, add in the bag of thawed strawberries and it’s juice. Mix well. Serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint if you like.