Thursday, November 27, 2008

More Thanksgiving Drinks

Clearly I'm a little manic with the posting this week. I don't know why.

Here is another Thanksgiving recipe. This one is easier, but takes a little more time than the Margaritas. Not work time, just patience time. This is actually a draft of a recipe, since I'm trying to find the best process to make the freezing/thawing/slushing work much faster than in this version.

Frozen Wine

Bottle of wine. Sweet wines work best, such as zinfandel or moscato.

What to do:
Open bottle of wine. Pour glass and drink. Close bottle of wine. Place in freezer on its side.

Here's where it gets tricky. If you leave the bottle in over night or all day without disturbing it, then it freezes almost solid, so you have to let it thaw before you can enjoy the yummy, woozy goodness of the frozen wine.
Check the wine periodically, after about an hour. (Or check as it de-frosts). You will notice that it freezes much differently than water. From time to time, shake the bottle to form a slush reminiscent of frozen daiquiris or margaritas. Pour slush.

Because of the alcohol freezes slower and defrosts faster than the other elements of the wine (science lesson for the kids in the house!), you will find that your slush has much more of a kick than your typical glass.

Here is what a too-frozen bottle looks like (for a nice Thanksgiving touch, I included an artist rendering of the Three Sisters in the background, which I got at the Seneca museum in western New York many years ago):

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