A White Wine Slush Recipe With Watermelon & Lemon for #MakeItMine
This time the Make It Mine Club is taking on Pink Lemonade. I decided to stay in the drink arena but have gone with a frozen drink recipe. A *pink* frozen drink recipe. With lemon in it. And watermelon. And WINE. It’s a Watermelon and Lemon White Wine Slush Recipe that is easy to make and deliciously refreshing. Get the recipe by clicking here or read on to find out more about my friend Jane and about our Make It Mine Club.
Do you know my friend Jane?
Jane and I met via the blogosphere shortly after I started blogging. I’m not at all sure how we found each other but I know that we became good bloggy friends. Such good bloggy friends that she sent my family a gift when Baby M was born. And more recently, her and her family came over to stay for a night at our place when they were in Florida on a holiday.
Jane and I have a lot in common. We both love food. And cooking. We both have blogs. We’re both Canadian. We’re both chatterboxes. We’re both married to men who are smart and funny, who like beer and who adore us. We both like wine, and cheese, laughter and…
Do you know about our little club? It’s been going on for a little while now so I thought I’d take this time to tell you how it works.
On the first and third Thursday of every month we all post recipes related to a particular dish.
How do members know which dish to focus on?
There’s this little newsletter that goes out twice a month announcing the dishes that are coming up. We have it all planned out months in advance so that you can schedule things in accordingly.
Why is it called The Make It Mine Club?
The idea is that you can take whichever dish we’re focusing on and make it YOURS. That means, gluten-free or kid-friendly or vegetarian or low-fat or heart-healthy or with extra cheese or without cheese or any playful twist that makes you and your tummy happy.
A Make It Mine Example: A White Wine Slush Recipe Is Born
A couple of months ago we announced that June 19th would be Pink Lemonade Day. All of our members found out about it back then in the newsletter and added the theme to their editorial calendars.
At some point between then and now, they came up with their own twist on Pink Lemonade. For me, I wanted to stick to a drink. One that is icy and refreshing. One that isn’t too sweet. One that gets its pink from something other than the standard berries. And, since this drink is for me, one with wine in it!
I decided to try developing a Lemon White Wine Slush Recipe Pinkened With Watermelon
But I could have made Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. Or Sugar-Free Pink Lemonade sweetened with cherry juice. Or Chicken Breasts with a Raspberry Lemon Sauce. Or, well, the possibilities are endless!
Doesn’t The Make It Mine Club sound like fun?
More fun: We’re talking with sponsors these days and are expecting to do some group giveaways in conjunction with our weeks soon. Details will be in the newsletter. So if you’re a blogger, sign up and start getting our newsletter now so you can join in with us.
(Signing up for the newsletter is not a commitment to participate. And if you do participate, there is no commitment to participate every time. Slot us in whenever it fits your schedule or your sense of fun. This club is all about doing things your way and that means it has to work for you! Aren’t we nice?)
And now, here’s my Watermelon and Lemon White Wine Slush Recipe
- 4 cups of watermelon cubes
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 bottle of very cold white wine (anything that you like to drink), plus more for serving
- Put the watermelon cubes into a ziplock bag and then into the freezer until frozen, at least 2 hours.
- Put the watermelon, the lemon juice, the sugar and the cold white wine into a blender and whiz it around until it is smooth. Pour the mixture back into the ziplock bag and back into the freezer. Leave it there until it is good and frozen squishing it now and then, at least 3 hours.
- Glug the frozen mixture into a wine glass filling it ⅔ full. Top with a bit more wine.
Some more wine slush recipes to try:
Sweet Wine Slushies from The Kitchn
Raspberry Chardonnay Slushies from The Naptime Chef
Frozen White Peach Sangria Slushie from Always Order Dessert
And now, back to the main topic of today, link up your Pink-Lemonade-Inspired recipe here: