Frozen Wine Cocktails Recipe

Last Updated on April 25, 2022 by Anne-Marie

Easy to make wine cocktails recipes for summer parties. Your guest will love these frozen wine cocktails!

Overhead view of Frozen Wine Cocktails with raspberries and herbs.

Why this recipe works

Try these Frozen Wine Cocktails if you’re looking for easy frozen wine drinks for your end of summer cookout.

For these summer wine cocktails, I like using a fruity wine since they’re summery and light.

Find something inexpensive and fun that will please a crowd. Experiment with berry and citrus flavors, too.

This frozen wine cocktails recipe goes well with anything you’re serving, be it barbecue, burgers, and coleslaw.

A glass of frozen wine and berry garnish.

Frozen wine cocktails for end of the summer parties

I decided to take the fun, fruity wine flavors and give you some ideas on serving up these frozen wine drinks.

They’re perfect for when you want something to cool down with, and you want to go “lite” with your drinking.

How to make a frozen wine cocktail

1. Take your favorite fruity wine and freeze it in ice cube trays overnight.

2. Mix it with regular ice cubes in a blender.

3. Blend in a high speed blender for a “grown up slushy.”

This frozen blender drink has all the flavor, a bit less calories, and more fun than drinking a glass of wine.

Since you can’t drink these too quickly without getting the dreaded brain freeze, it may prevent you from overindulging.

Add garnish to frozen cocktails

I also added some blueberries and raspberries to the layers of these frozen wine cocktails to inspire you for upcoming Labor Day parties when you may want some red, white and blue cocktails.

You can also add a sprig of mint, basil, rosemary, or lavender from the garden.

A silver tray of frozen wine drinks.

Prepare frozen wine drinks in advance

The fun thing about these Frozen Wine Cocktail Slushies is that you can prepare the wine ice cubes ahead of time along with your garnishes.

Then during the party, just get the frozen blender drinks going at the bar (or in the kitchen) and make these “to order.”

An alternative is to make up a tray and have them ready in the freezer to present for your guests at intervals during the party.

Add different flavors

You can make layered frozen wine cocktails that can be eaten like ice cream parfaits.

Or you can wait until they melt a bit and sip them through a straw.

Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktails – a new twist on the wine spritzer

If you’re like me, I’m always trying to find ways to still enjoy myself while incorporating “better for you” ingredients in my party plans.

That’s why when I entertain, I make sure to offer up healthier side dishes like salads and Roasted Marinated Vegetables from the grill.

It’s the same with drinks. One way I can indulge safely in a lower calorie way is to make a Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktail. It’s a fun version of a wine spritzer.

A frozen wine drinks with berry and mint garnish.

How to make a Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktail:

1. Freeze some fruity wine in an ice ball maker mold.

2. Then plunk it in a margarita glass of flavored seltzer water.

3. Add a garnish of some berries and a sprig of something from your herb garden.

The wine ball slowly melts into the seltzer. It helps you avoid the calories and boozy affects of a full glass of wine. And it’s elegant, refreshing, and delish!

I like to freeze up a batch of wine balls to keep on hand for guests or a party.

Keep the frozen wine balls in a Ziploc freezer bag until it’s time to make up a batch of Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktails!

Overhead shot of frozen wine cocktails with herb and berry garnish and swizzle sticks.

Variations on wine cocktails recipes are endless

I’m sure you can come up with several variations of frozen wine cocktails using your favorite fruity wine flavor, different types of berries, and some fun fruit and herb garnishes.

Let your party guests make their own combinations of slushy, skinny seltzer, berries, and garnish – the possibilities are endless!

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What to serve with frozen wine cocktails

Pair them with Best Oven Baked Plantain Chips Recipe for snacking.

Or your favorite goodies from the grill such as spicy Chicken Shawarma or Sriracha Chicken Kabobs.

You can also serve Grilled Soy-Lemon Flank Steak or Carne Asada.

Frozen Wine Cocktails Recipe

Frozen Wine Cocktails Recipe

Easy to make wine cocktails recipes for summer parties. Your guest will love these frozen wine cocktails!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes


For Frozen Wine Cocktails Slushies

  • 2 1.75ML bottles of Arbor Mist wine
  • Ice cubes
  • Berries
  • Garnishes of mint and thyme

For Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktails

  • 1 1.75ML bottle Arbor Mist wine
  • 2 8-ounce cand no-calorie flavored, seltzer
  • Garnishes of mint, thyme, and berries


For Frozen Wine Cocktails Slushies

  1. Pour Arbor Mist wine into ice cube trays. Freeze overnight.
  2. Once cubes are frozen, place wine cubes in Ziploc freezer bags. Label bags with type of Arbor Mist wine used.
  3. To make the Wine Cocktails Slushies, combine 2/3 Arbor Mist wine cubes to 1/3 ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  4. Spoon wine slushies into tall cocktail glasses. Layer with berries. Serve immediately with a garnish of thyme or mint and a tall spoon.

For Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktails

  1. Pour Arbor Mist into ice ball maker, large ice cube molds, or 3 ounce Dixie cups.
  2. Once cubes are frozen, place wine cubes in Ziploc freezer bags. Label bags with type of Arbor Mist wine used.
  3. To make Skinny Frozen Wine Cocktails, place the large wine cubes in wide-mouthed glasses. (Martini, margarita or brandy glasses will do.)
  4. Add the flavored seltzer. (Pour next to not over the ice cube, so the cubes will last longer.) Serve immediately with herb and berry garnish. Refresh with additional seltzer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on May 27, 2015. Updated with new pictures and information.

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