Red wine smoothie, you say? Trust me, I gave this one the quizzical brow raise when I first heard about it as well. Before you shake your head and change the tab, just hear me out. This recipe gives wine a twist, with frozen sangria-esque taste and the classic combination of red wine and chocolate. Substituting white wine for the red and frozen mangoes, strawberries, peaches, etc. for the berries and chocolate can also make for a refreshing spin on a white wine summer sangria. Perfect for a date night or even just lounging outdoors, this recipe is easily adapted to whatever your tastes may be.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 3

1/2 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon
1 ½  handfuls of frozen berries
1 square of chocolate (milk or dark, depends on your preference)
Optional: Honey or agave syrup


1. Pour half a bottle of wine into a blender.

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2. Add 1 ½ or more handfuls of frozen berries.

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3. Grate 1 square of chocolate into the mixture.

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4. Blend until relatively smooth.

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Tip: I like the tartness and bitterness of berries and dark chocolate, but for more sweetness add honey or agave nectar.

5. Pour and savor the classiness.

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