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Beat Houston’s heat with these ‘spiked’ slushies for adults

Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite summer sips, made with frozen wine and fresh fruit.

HOUSTON – Looking for a cool sip to enjoy on the patio or by the pool this summer?

Take your favorite glass of wine and turn it into a refreshing, adult slushie.

Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite (easy-to-make) summer cocktails, that are made with frozen wine and fresh fruit.

Cheers to that!

The recipes are simple, start by pouring wine in a plastic bag and freezing it overnight.

Here are some of combinations Tanji recommends.

Frosé With A Kick

Stella Rosa Ruby Grapefruit + strawberries + fresh lemon juice + sugar or agave

Tanji Patton of 'Goodtaste with Tanji' shares her Frosé with a Kick cocktail. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Perfect Peach Slushie

Layer Cake Sauvignon Blanc + peaches (or mangoes) + sugar (if needed)

Tanji Patton of 'Goodtaste with Tanji' shares her Perfect Peach Slushie recipe. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Sensational Sangria Slushie

Don Simon Sangria + blackberries + whipped topping

Tanji Patton of 'Goodtaste with Tanji' shares her Sensational Sangria Slushie. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Tanji’s Takeaways

Using fresh fruit is key for these drink recipes. Look for fruit that’s in season, like peaches and mangoes. Both offer a ton of flavor!

You can also add in your favorite ice cream or whipped topping for a creamier taste.

Tanji Patton of 'Goodtaste with Tanji' shares her secret to making cocktails sweeter - adding ice cream! (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

You can find more recipes like this on Tanji’s website.

‘Goodtaste with Tanji’ airs Saturday/Sundays at 5:30 a.m. on KPRC 2.

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About the Author:

Heather Kansteiner is a supervising producer for Houston Life. She has been part of the team since the show launched in 2016. She loves all things Houston and enjoys sharing what makes the city a great place to live, work and play.