Rose Knows Moscato Smoothies

Hot summers deserve cool drinks. This recipe from WhatRoseKnows is cool, refreshing and is perfect to sip on all summer. We love the tropical ingredients of mango and pineapple, but you can switch it’s up for improvisation. Throw in strawberries or blueberries. Make it your own. It’s so versatile that it’ll become a summertime staple at every outdoor gathering.

Now that our new deck space is complete and the weather is nice, we’ve finally been able to spend some time out there. Holy heck does it get hot out there with the space being on the south side of the house – and I love it. I’ve already got a decent summer tan going on and every time I step out there, I feel like I’m on vacation. I have zero desire right now to “get away” and go on vacation. I want to vacation right here at home and spend time relaxing out on the deck, explore our new state of Minnesota, and hang out with our new friends.

I’ve been seeing a ton of fun adult drinks on Pinterest lately and I wanted to try out something with fruit and wine. Although I prefer beer, when I do drink wine, I definitely fancy Moscato.

Glass and disposable drinkware isn’t going to cut it for entertaining out on our deck. Glass sweats and will heat up in the sun and disposable cups are not sturdy enough and could easily blow over. It gets pretty windy out on the deck since Rochester, MN is considered the 2nd windiest city in America according to Weather.com.

I recently received an awesome set of Tervis drinkware for summer (and year round!) entertaining! You guys – this is quality drinkware that is Made In America and comes with a Made For Life guarantee! I could tell a difference right away when I opened the box that these are going to last! Tervis products have double wall construction and keep cold drinks colder longer and hot drinks hot.

The tumblers and wine glasses that I received are all dishwasher safe since they are ultrasonically sealed. The ice bucket features a permanent gasket seal and removable parts so that will need to be hand washed.

You can really go all out when customizing and personalizing your Tervis products. Their easy to use website even allows you to add photos from Instagram and Facebook. Finally there is a quality option for personalized water bottles. We often see options for personalized travel coffee mugs so it’s nice to have a product for those non-coffee drinkers in our life (can you believe people like that actually exist?!).

When I was deciding on what to call this drink, I had no idea what the difference between a slushie and a smoothie was so I turned to Google. Now I know; a smoothie is made with fruit and a slushie is made primarily with ice.

(Easy) Tropical Moscato Smoothie Ingredients:

Moscato (your choice!)
Frozen mango chunks
Frozen pineapple chunks
Whipped coconut topping (optional)

Directions:
Simply add Moscato and equal parts mango and pineapple to a blender and blend until smooth. You may have to add either more Moscato or the frozen fruit depending on what consistency you prefer. Top with the whipped coconut and enjoy! Easy peasy!

Instead of using a pitcher to serve your smoothie, you can use the Tervis ice bucket. Just add a ladle to serve. The ice bucket lid will keep those pesky bugs out that your guests will appreciate. And if the ingredients start to separate, you can use the ladle to mix it all together.

I hope you are all having a great start to your summer! My summer has already started out to be quite enjoyable and I just know it’s going to last all season. 🙂 I’m headed in to have knee surgery tomorrow so part of my summer will be spent recovering. It’s a good thing we have our new deck with comfy furniture for me to lay on. And now I have this new Tervis drinkware to keep my water as cold as the ice packs that will be on my knee. Once I’m done with the pain meds though, I’ll probably be putting something else besides water in them. 😉