Thanks to CK Mondavi for providing these wines for review. All opinions are my own.
Last week we hit a heat record. This is the first year in recorded history that Seattle has had more than 10 days with high temps above 90 degrees. Considering we still have at least 1 month of Summer weather left I’m pretty sure we’ll set this record even higher.
By late morning on Saturday, it was too hot to do any more yard work so Brad and I enjoyed the A/C and were productive on inside projects.
One of the projects I was working on involved some delicious wine and a drink to cool us off in this heat wave.
Strawberry & White Wine Slushie
I sliced up some fresh strawberries from our garden and put them in the freezer for a couple hours to freeze. This recipe works well partially because there is no added ice, just fresh, delicious fruit and a delicious white wine.
- 6 cups strawberries
- 750mL White Wine - I used CK Mondavi White Zinfandel
- Slice up the fresh strawberries and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper
- Freeze for 3 hours or until solid
- In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries and wine.
- Blend until smooth
- Garnish with a fresh strawberry and enjoy!
For my slushie, I used some CK Mondavi White Zinfandel. This wine includes aromas of strawberries which makes it even more perfect to use in this strawberry slushie.
When it is hot out, Brad and I eat a lot if lighter foods for dinner – salads, chicken, and fresh fruit salads. This Pino Grigio would be perfect for those meals as the crisp and tropical flavors blend well with these light meals.
Of course, it wouldn’t be summer without firing up the grill for some juicy steaks. The CK Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine to pair with these meals. It includes cherry and blackberry flavors which gives this red wine a summery feel.