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25 Flavorful Wine Ice Cubes Ideas To Liven Up Your Party

This post was updated on: October 1, 2018

25 Flavorful Wine Ice Cubes Ideas To Liven Up Your Party

25 Flavorful Wine Ice Cubes Ideas To Liven Up Your Party

Wine doesn’t pair with ice. As all wine lovers should know, the wine must be served chilled and without ice cubes in it. Yet, sometimes ice cubes can make your beverage look fancier. To serve your wine or wine cocktails without ruining their flavors and aroma, you could use wine ice cubes instead of regular ice.

Wine ice cubes are the perfect adding to your drink if you’re planning a hot summer party. They are equally perfect for a girl’s night in or to serve at an informal wine and cheese party.

In fact, every event is good enough to justify the use of wine ice cubes. Moreover, these ideas can help you store and use leftover wine. So, do you want to liven up that party? Have a look at these 25 flavorful wine ice cubes ideas and get inspired!

A simple recipe to try is the Melon and Bubbles.

1. Simple Wine Ice Cubes

Serving wine with ice cubes is a huge mistake, as ice will dilute and alter the taste of the beverage. However, serving wine with wine ice cubes is a whole different story.

Wine might need more time to freeze compared to water, yet transforming leftover wine into delicious cubes is easy. Although the organoleptic properties of iced wine will be slightly altered compared to a freshly opened bottle, the truth is that you’ll probably not be able to notice that difference unless you’re a true expert.

To make wine ice cubes, simply fill an ice cube tray with the wine of your choice and froze it solid. Use the wine cubes to cool down your glass of wine, to garnish cocktails or to cook your favorite recipes.

2. Melon And Bubbles

Making cubes of your favorite cocktail is great for many reasons. You can use them as ice for the cocktail itself or to add flavor to a glass of crisp prosecco or sweet Muscat.

Ingredients

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    1 oz. blended melon
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    2.7 oz. prosecco
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    Mint leaves

Preparation

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    Mix all the ingredients and pour the cocktail into an ice cubes tray.
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    Froze until solid, for at least 6 hours.
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    Use the Melon and Bubbles cubes to add flavor to a glass of prosecco or champagne. These cubes pair well with dry white wine too.

3. Watermelon, Red Pepper And White Wine

Refreshing during summer months and making a difference throughout the winter, watermelon, red pepper, and white wine cubes pair well with a wide variety of punches and wine cocktails.

Ingredients

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    3 medium-sized cubes of watermelon pulp
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    2 oz. dry white wine
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    4 slices of lime
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    3 basil leaves
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    2 teaspoons of brown sugar
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    Red pepper

Preparation

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    Blend the watermelon pulp with the wine and the sugar.
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    Dice the slices of lime into pieces and shred the basil leaves.
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    Add both the lime and the basil to the mix and stir well.
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    Add the red pepper.
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    Pour the mix into an ice cubes tray and freeze until solid.
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    Use the cubes to add flavor to a glass of Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

4. Mango, Fresh Mint, And White Wine

Fresh mint is perfect for summer months while mango pairs perfectly with all seasons. Add both ingredients to a flavorful white wine to make delicious wine cubes for all parties.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. Muller Thurgau
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    1 oz. soda water
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    6 pieces of mango
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    3 fresh mint leaves
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    2 teaspoons of brown sugar

Preparation

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    Blend the mango and mix it with the wine.
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    Add the brown sugar, shredded mint leaves and the soda water to the mix. Stir well.
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    Pour the blend into an ice cubes tray and froze.
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    Use the wine cubes to flavor up your white wine punch or white wines.

5. Caipiriña With Blueberries And Red Wine

Caipiriña is one of the most famous and beloved cocktails around the world. Add a bit of originality to the recipe with these Caipiriña with blueberries and red wine ice cubes.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon
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    4 oz. Cachaça
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    12 blueberries
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    2 tablespoons of brown sugar
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    Lime juice

Preparation

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    Crush 6 blueberries and mix them with the sugar.
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    Add the Cachaça, wine and lime juice.
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    Add one blueberry in each cube of an ice cube tray. Pour the cocktail over the blueberries and freeze.
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    Use these cocktail wine ice cubes instead of regular ice to spice up your Caipiriña.

6. Iced Bellini Cocktail

Bellini cocktail is a classic. Bellini cocktail ice cubes can be used to flavor up a lot of drinks, either as they are or as shredded ice.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. prosecco or dry sparkling white wine
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    2 peaches

Preparation

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    Blend the peach pulp to obtain a pure.
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    Strain it into a clean container and add the wine. Stir vigorously.
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    Pour the cocktail into an ice cube tray and freeze. Use the cubes to chill your Bellini or shred them and use in other cocktail recipes.

7. Mimosa Cocktail Ice Cubes

Mimosa cocktail is usually served as an appetizer. Made of dry sparkling white wine and orange juice, Mimosa is a crispier alternative to Bellini.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. dry sparkling white wine
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    2 oz. orange juice
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    Orange slices

Preparation

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    Mix together the wine and the orange juice.
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    Dice the orange slices into small pieces and add a piece of pulp into each cube of an ice cubes tray. Pour the cocktail over the orange pieces and freeze.
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    These wine ice cubes are perfect to flavor up a spicy winter punch or even to chill a cup of wine bruleè.

8. White Sangria Ice Cubes

From the Sangria it takes its name and it preserves the abundance of fresh fruit, spices, and the popularity. What makes the difference is a touch of freshness, besides the delicate colors of the beverage. White Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail, even more delicious when transformed into wine ice cubes.

Ingredients

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    1 bottle of Prosecco
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    1 melon
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    2 large peaches
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    2 lemons
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    2 oranges
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    2 tablespoons of brown sugar
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    6 cloves
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    3 cinnamon sticks
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    2 oz. vodka

Preparation

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    Squeeze one lemon and one orange, then strain the juice to eliminate any seeds.
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    In a large bowl, pour the Prosecco, vodka, and the citrus juice. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
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    Add the spices to the mixture, cover with cling film and let it rest in the fridge.
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    Cut the melon and peaches into cubes or use a small ice cream scoop to make fruit balls. Slice the lemon and orange into thin slices. Take aside a few pieces of fruit to use later.
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    Add the fruit to the beverage, cover with cling film and let it sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
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    Add a piece of fruit to each cube of an ice cubes tray. Fill the tray with white sangria and freeze until solid. In the meantime, keep the rest of the sangria in the fridge.
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    When the white sangria ice cubes are solid, take them out of the freezer and shred them. Fill a wine tumbler with shredded wine ice cubes, then pour white sangria to fill the glass. Enjoy your refreshing cocktail!

9. Iced Sangria

Sangria is typically considered a fresh summer beverage. Nevertheless, thanks to its spicy aroma, it is perfect to serve during the cold season as well. To take your sangria to the next level, serve it iced!

Ingredients

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    1 bottle of full-body red wine
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    500 ml soda water
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    50 ml cognac
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    Fruits of your choice: peaches, melon, apples, citrus fruits, etc.
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    1 vanilla stick
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    2 cinnamon sticks
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    6 cloves
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    2 tablespoons of brown sugar

Preparation

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    Prepare the Sangria following the steps detailed in the recipe above.
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    Using an ice cubes tray, make Sangria ice cubes.
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    Serve the beverage together with Sangria ice cubes or use the ice to flavor up a glass of red wine.

10. Prosecco And Green Tea Ice Cubes

Who said that the afternoon tea has to be a formal event? Don’t let your friends forget your next afternoon tea party by serving the tea with these delicious Prosecco and green tea ice cubes.

Ingredients

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    400 ml Prosecco
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    20 ml elderflower syrup
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    2 teaspoons of green tea leaves
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    300 ml water
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    Fresh mint
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    Wild berries

Preparation

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    Make a state-of-the-art green tea by heating the water to 140°F and infusing the tea leaves for two minutes sharp.
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    Strain the tea and leave it to cool down.
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    Add Prosecco and elderflower syrup to the tea. Stir well.
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    Add a piece of mint leaves and a couple of berries to each square of an ice cubes tray. Fill the tray with Prosecco tea and freeze.
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    Use the wine ice cubes to chill your green tea during a tea party, or as an addition to a wine Mojito cocktail.

11. Vino And Fig Iced Cocktail

Not many would pair figs and wine. nevertheless, this combination is flavorful and tasty. Surprise your guests by serving Vino and Fig cocktail ice cubes with their favorite glass of white wine.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. Muller Thurgau
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    1 oz. soda water
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    half of one fresh fig
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    4 slices of lime
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    3 leaves of mint

Preparation

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    Reduce the fresh fig, lime and mint leaves to a pure.
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    Add the wine and soda water.
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    Stir well and pour everything into an ice cubes tray. Freeze until solid, for at least six hours.

12. Rosatello Spritz Ice Cubes

Spritz is a traditional Italian drink popular above all in the province of Venice. Bubbly and crisp, this beverage is appreciated all over the world. But if you’re planning to serve an Italian spritz with a twist, try out these Rosatello Spritz ice cubes.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. sparkling rosé wine
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    2 oz. bitter soda water

Preparation

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    To make the beverage, simply mix the wine with the bitter soda water.
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    Pour the Rosatello spritz into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Voilà! Your Rosatello spritz ice cubes are ready to use!

13. Sprinkle Wine Ice Cubes

If you’re hosting a bachelorette party or simply wishing to add some glam to a girls’ night in, add some sprinkles to your wine ice cubes to liven up your party.

Just put some sprinkles into each square of an ice cube tray and fill the tray with your favorite white or rosé wine. Freeze it then use the wine ice cubes to chill out your boozy cocktails.

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14. Frozen Wine Margarita

Wine Margarita is simply delicious. Twist it up by transforming the cocktail into ice cubes to serve with your favorites types of wine.

Ingredients

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    1 bottle of fruity red wine
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    12 oz. margarita mix
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    8 oz. tequila
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    3 oz. triple sec
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    2 oz. lime juice

Preparation

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    Make some simple wine ice cubes using the bottle of red wine.
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    In a blender, add wine ice cubes, tequila, margarita mix, triple sec, and lime juice.
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    Blend everything until all ice is shredded and the drink has the desired consistency.
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    Pour it into margarita glasses and serve garnished with a lime slice and salt.

15. Jubal Early Punch Wine Cubes

A popular drink among the lovers of champagne, the Jubal Early punch is also perfect to use as wine ice cubes. Use it to add flavor to a glass of brut prosecco or dry sparkling wine.

Ingredients

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    1 bottle of champagne
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    4 oz. dark rum
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    4 oz. brandy
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    1 cup lemon juice
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    1 cup water
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    1 cup sugar

Preparation

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    Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice and water.
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    Add the brandy and dark rum. Let it sit for at least a couple of hours.
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    Add the champagne to the mix, stir, and pour everything into an ice cubes tray. Freeze for at least six hours.

16. Champagne Mojito Cubes

If you love both champagne and mojito, then these wine ice cubes will be the perfect add-on to your favorite cocktail. Check them out!

Ingredients

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    3 cups champagne
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    2 cups rum
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    1 cup water
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    1 cup sugar
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    1 cup mint leaves

Preparation

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    Make a mint syrup by bringing to a boil the water with sugar and mint leaves.
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    Let it cool then add the rum and champagne.
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    Pour everything into an ice cubes tray and freeze until solid. Use the cubes to flavor up your glass of mojito.

17. Prosecco And Scotch Julep Cubes

If Champagne is too snob for your taste, then Prosecco might be a better choice. To flavor up your favorite cocktails, try out these Prosecco And Scotch Julep cubes.

Ingredients

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    2 cups Prosecco
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    1 cup Scotch
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    1 cup mint syrup
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    Fresh mint leaves

Preparation

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    Make the mint syrup using the procedure described above.
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    Blend the syrup with the scotch and Prosecco. Add shredded fresh mint leaves, stir well, and pour into an ice cubes tray.
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    Freeze until solid.

18. New York Sour Ice Cubes

These wine ice cubes will certainly make you dream of New York’s charm and glamour. Use them to flavor your favorite cocktail, a glass of brut wine or even your favorite bourbon.

Ingredients

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    ½ oz. Shiraz
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    2 oz. Bourbon
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    1 oz. fresh lime juice
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    1 oz. simple syrup

Preparation

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    Mix the syrup with the lemon juice and bourbon.
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    Add the wine and stir well.
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    Pour the cocktail into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 12 hours.

19. Frozen Bold Chieftain

This cocktail is usually made with chilled Prosecco, but using it in the form of wine ice cubes will only add a touch of class to the whole thing!

Ingredients

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    Prosecco ice cubes
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    Prosecco
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    1 shot bourbon
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    1 shot triple sec
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    Orange grind

Preparation

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    Shred the Prosecco ice cubes and fill a tumbler with the ice.
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    Pour the bourbon and triple sec over the Prosecco ice, then garnish with the orange grind. Top up with Prosecco if needed.

20. Frozen Wine Splash

Wine Splash is a simple yet sophisticated cocktail able to wow your family and friends. To bring it to the next level, replace the normal ice with rosé wine ice cubes!

Ingredients

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    4 oz. rosé wine
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    Rosé wine ice cubes
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    ¾ oz. St. Germain
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    ¾ oz. grapefruit juice
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    1 basil leaf

Preparation

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    Fill a glass with rosé wine ice cubes.
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    Add the rosé wine, St. Germain, and grapefruit juice.
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    Stir vigorously and garnish with a basil leaf. Enjoy!

21. Rosé Wine Cocktail

Rosé wine is a largely misunderstood wine. Less famous than its white or red counterparts, rosé is simply delicious and worth considering for your next party. To liven up the atmosphere, try out this rosé wine cocktail.

Ingredients

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    Rosé wine ice cubes
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    4 oz. rosé wine
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    ¼ oz. lemon juice
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    ¼ oz. aperitivo
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    1 oz. simple syrup
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    1 oz. pineapple liqueur

Preparation

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    Into a blender, combine all ingredients and give them a stir.
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    Add the wine ice cubes and blend until the desired consistency is reached.
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    Pour the cocktail into margarita glasses and enjoy!

22. Wine Slushy

A wine slushy is one of the easiest drinks to make. Just pick your favorite wine, freeze it, then transform it into a simply delicious beverage.

To make this drink, use your favorite wine to make simple wine ice cubes. Pour the cubes into a blender and shred them until you reach the desired consistency. Pour the frozen wine into a tumbler and serve. It’s easy as pie!

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23. San Francisco Sangaree  Cubes

If you are searching for the perfect way of chilling up your sangria, try out these San Francisco Sangree ice cubes.

Ingredients

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    2 oz. Merlot
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    1 oz. bourbon
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    ¼ oz. simple syrup
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    Cherries
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    Lemon juice

Preparation

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    Mix the wine with the bourbon, lemon juice, and syrup in a blender.
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    Put one cherry into each square of an ice cubes tray, then pour the cocktail over. Freeze for a few hours.
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    Use the wine ice cubes to add flavor to your freshly made sangria!

24. Frozen Cherry Jam

Cherry Jam is an unusual cocktail that will certainly make a difference at your event. Use wine ice cubes instead of ice to enhance the flavor and surprise your guests.

Ingredients

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    Dry chardonnay wine ice cubes
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    3 oz. dry chardonnay
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    1/3 oz. vodka
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    1/3 oz. lemon juice
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    Cherry Jam

Preparation

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    Combine all ingredients in a blender.
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    Blend until all ice is shredded and the desired consistency is achieved.
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    Pour into a flute and garnish with more cherry jam.

25. Moscatini Cubes

Muscat is the perfect dessert wine. To make your dessert taste even better, enhance the flavor of the wine with a few cubes of Moscatini cocktail. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

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    1 oz. Muscat wine
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    1 oz. vodka
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    Lemon zest

Preparation

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    Combine the wine with the vodka and stir. Add the lemon zest.
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    Fill an ice cubes tray with the cocktail and freeze for a few hours.
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    Use the wine ice cubes to chill out your Moscato! Enjoy your wine!

About the Author

Although not having any formal training in wine, Tim has developed an irrefutable love wine and interest in anything related to it ever since he was a little kid. Coming from a family of wine lovers, it was from a young age that he got exposed to wine and the culture that goes with it and has been addicted ever since. Having traveled to dozens of wine regions across the world including those in France, Italy, California, Australia, and South Africa and tasted a large selection of their wines, it is with great joy that he hopes to share those experiences here and take you along on the journey.

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