I love holiday cocktails, holiday drinks, and Christmas drink recipes. I love, I mean really love, this Christmas Wine Recipe with DIY Fruit Ice Cubes. The flavor is amazing with the red and green fruit and mint leaves. This Christmas drink recipe is super festive and so delicious. I love how both adults and kids can both enjoy the fruit ice cubes as they are non-alcoholic so everyone can join in on the fun of these gorgeous cubes. These fruit ice cubes are so simple to make…please scroll down to easily print this holiday beverage recipe.
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Christmas has my heart. So much hope, love, excitement, and beautiful memories happen at Christmas time. I can’t get enough of the winter holidays and making special recipes make it even better. The foodie in me dances in the glory of the culinary traditions of Christmas time. When the holiday approaches, my soul begins to swirl urging me to make some favorite holiday recipes!
Use this recipe and make some awesome food memories:)
Special Recipes for Christmas Time
Why make special recipes at Christmas? Because! Food memories are a huge part of the festivities and celebration. Making favorite foods makes the holidays even more awesome. The cookies, the appetizers, the dinners, the homemade bread, and the special desserts make the holiday so much fun. I love making the same cookies and bread every Christmas because food and recipes are rooted in the traditions as much as the decorating. Gotta have my favorites every year!
Add this yummy simple recipe for your holiday time and enjoy flavor and beauty. It’s pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. Holiday self-care at its best!
Holiday Decorating Tip!
I love these little lantern lights for Christmas! We have them out on the patio in the summer and inside for holiday decorating. Super festive and adds a layer of ambiance to any room. Kids love the remote and changing the lighting modes (tip: must point it at the box when switching light modes).
Frux Home and Yard White Lanterns String Lights – 24 Indoor Outdoor Mini Nylon LED String Lights Extra Long 16ft With Remote Control – Extendable – Connect up to 3 Sets – Bonus Hanging Hooks by Frux Home and Yard
Christmas Wine for Holiday Entertaining:
Ingredients needed for The Christmas Wine with Fruit Ice Cubes
The ingredients needed for this holiday drink recipe include the following:
For the Ice Cubes:
- 1/2 c. diced Honeycrisp Apples…developed in my own home state at the University of Minnesota! Though any kind of apple will work;)
- 1/3 c. diced green grapes (sweet ones!)
- 1 Tbsp. sliced fresh cranberries
- 1/4 c. diced fresh strawberries
- 32 fresh mint leaves (2 per ice cube compartment)
- 1 c. 7Up® soda pop or other lemon-lime flavored soda
Distribute the cut up fruit evenly across a 16-compartment ice cube tray. Fill up each compartment with 7Up. Add two mint leaves to each ice cube compartment. Pop it in the freezer and leave it there until the cubes are frozen.
The ice cubes are alcohol-free so pop them into the kids’ drinks too to make them festive! They will love it and get a bit of healthy fruit too. This is my favorite part of this recipe because when I finish the beverage I get to savor the delicious fruit at the bottom of the glass. So good! Red, green, and yum! It’s so enjoyable to savor the fruit at the bottom of the cup.
For the Christmas wine:
- 750 ml chilled Sauvignon Blanc wine, chilled (I love to use Chateau Ste. Michelle®)
- 1/2 c. Butterscotch Schnapps
- optional: 7Up soda pop to taste
I add about 2-3 fruit ice cubes to each glass of Christmas wine.
These fruit ice cubes are tasty in just alone wine as well.
I love it when the ice cubes start to melt and the 7Up begins to blend with the wine and the schnapps because it makes this Christmas wine such a delicious treat. I grab a spoon at the end of my drink and eat the fruit. It’s so refreshing and the mint adds an amazing explosive flavor. Love it! Delicious mint leaves mixed with fruit in a melting bath of 7UP. One of my fave drinks ever!
Non-alcoholic Mocktails for the kids and those avoiding alcohol:
To make a mocktail non-alcoholic drink for kids, add butterscotch syrup to 7UP or clear sparkling grape juice and pop in these alcohol-free ice cubes. The kids will love their kiddie cocktail!! Add a candy cane for a peppermint stir stick;)
In Addition to Holiday Entertaining, Don’t forget your own Holiday Self-Care
This drink will enhance your self-care moments during the busy holiday season. I adore just sitting back in front of my tree all lit up with a glass of Christmas wine in my hand. Sounds divine, doesn’t it?
Everyone gets so busy around the holidays and stress levels can go up as a result. Make time for yourself and just chill this holiday season and gift yourself a glass of this wine adorned with these festive red and green ice cubes. So. Much. Fun!
Busy moms, are you looking for more self-care tips to get them in your busy lifestyle? Click here for self-care tips.
Wrap the presents and do your holiday baking, but include this drink in your holiday plans to relax and take in the flavors of the season. You deserve it! You work hard, mama!
Looking for more drink recipes? Check out this yummy recipe for Margarita Flavored Fruit Ice Cubes for Cocktails and Mocktails
And this fun & amazing idea: Root Beer Float Snow Cone Bar
I hope you enjoy this recipe this wonderful holiday season! Eat well and enjoy life:)
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
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Christmas Wine with Fruit Ice Cubes
- 1/2 cup Apples, Honeycrisp diced
- 1/3 cup green grapes diced
- 2 Tablespoons cranberries sliced
- 1/4 cup strawberries diced
- 32 mint leaves fresh
- 1 cup 7UP extra optional, adjust as needed
- 750 ml Sauvignon Blanc wine chilled
- 1/2 cup Butterscotch Schnapps
- Dice apples for 1/2 c., green grapes for 1/3 c., and strawberries for 1/4 c. Slice cranberries to make 2 Tbsp. Wash and dry 32 fresh mint leaves.
- Sprinkle fruit evenly into all 16 ice cube compartments on the tray. Add 2 mint leaves per cube.
- Pour 1 c. of 7UP into a suitable container for pouring (or other lemon-lime soda pop). Distribute soda pop evenly over the ice cube compartments. Pop it in the freezer and let it remain until the ice cubes are fully frozen.
- Pour 750 ml of white wine, Sauvignon Blanc (or your favorite) into a decanter. Add 1/2 c. Butterscotch Schnapps and stir. Optional: add 7UP as desired. Pour Christmas wine into glasses and add 2-3 fruit ice cubes per glass. Serve and enjoy!