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.)

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1.Find a Blender.

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2. Grab a Popsicle Maker.

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3. Wash some fruit, and position it near a bottle of wine.

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5. Add Wine and Blend Away!

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6. You can put extra fruit into empty popsicle molds.

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8. GET EXCITED.

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1 bottle of wine yields 15-20 pops, which really do taste like Sangria on a stick. Cheers!

 

  • June 5, 2013
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