When your wine is blended with raspberries, it’s basically a smoothie, right? Or at least that’s what I told myself as I drank this Pop Rocks-rimmed wine slushy recipe alone at 10 am before my Saturday workout.

I love this drink because it's fruity and fun without being overwhelmingly sweet. I used a classy bottle of Barefoot Sweet Red Blend and thought the sugar balance was just right, but feel free to add an extra teaspoon of sugar before you blend with the ice if you’re looking for an extra dessert-y drink.

Use whatever Pop Rocks flavor you fancy! I used the candy cane flavor because that was all I could find, but it ended up pairing surprisingly well with the cocktail.

Making your Pop Rocks-rimmed wine slushy only takes a few simple steps, but the end product really dazzles, especially if you garnish the drink with a few fresh raspberries. I could see it working well as an impressive New Year’s Eve starter or as a way to spice up your Galentine’s Day Party (a little early, I know, but your ladies deserve a treat!). Or forget the parties and just make it for yourself. Because really, do you need an excuse to drink wine? I think not!

Pop Rocks-Rimmed Red Wine Slushy

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 cup sweet red wine
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 packets Pop Rocks
cream, berry, jam, chocolate, sweet
Leah Valenti
  • Step 1

    Blend the wine and frozen raspberries together.

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  • Step 2

    Strain the mixture until you're just left with a clump of seeds. Throw the clump away!

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  • Step 3

    Place the strained mixture back in the blender and add the ice. Blend again!

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  • Step 4

    Tear open your Pop Rocks packets and pour them on a plate. Dip the top of your wine glass in a bowl of water, and immediately dip into the plate of Pop Rocks until the rim is completely covered.

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  • Step 5

    Pour the slushy into the glass.

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  • Step 6


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