It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a WINE POPSICLE
The heat wave may be over in NYC but the fun is just beginning since I’ve finally perfected the at-home wine popsicle, courtesy of The Light Grape.
The Light Grape is the latest low-cal alcoholic beverage to hit the market, and their predominantly berry-flavored California Red Blend–and a sweaty non-air conditioned apartment–inspired my latest experiment. (Which happily turned out better than last year’s experiment.)
I’ve got a lot to say about “low-calorie” wines coming up (stay tuned!) but for the purpose of sangria popsicles, what really matters is the wine’s low alcohol content. The Light Grape comes in at 8.5% ABV, as opposed to most reds which range from 11-15% ABV. Coupled with a generous amount of fresh fruit and a dash of honey, this allows the wine to freeze completely and stay attached to a popsicle stick, instead of becoming a crumbly wine granita mess.
Here, the step-by-step guide to making icy, delicious, adults-only popsicles. (Otherwise known as AWESOME.)
1.Find a Blender.
2. Grab a Popsicle Maker.
3. Wash some fruit, and position it near a bottle of wine.
4. Stuff the blender full of your selected fruit.
5. Add Wine and Blend Away!
6. You can put extra fruit into empty popsicle molds.
7. Fill the molds and jam them in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.
8. GET EXCITED.
9. Enjoy Liberally.
1 bottle of wine yields 15-20 pops, which really do taste like Sangria on a stick. Cheers!