Crunchy, cold, and sweet, these snow cones are similar to New York City street ices and Italian granitas, but are ever-so-slightly alcoholic. All in all, a seriously cool way to enjoy wine. Cheers indeed!
Tipsy Snow Cones
Makes about 4 cups
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup cold water, divided
1 1/2 cups cold wine, red, white, or rosé, but ideally not too tannic
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup of the water, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and stir in the wine and remaining 1/2 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch glass or metal baking pan and place the pan in the freezer. Freeze, stirring and breaking up with a fork every hour or so, for 3 to 5 hours. Continue to freeze until completely frozen, 2 to 3 hours.
Break the mixture up with a fork, transfer to paper cups or serving dishes, and serve.
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Photo Credit: Tasting Table.