It’s so crazy to think that the year is already coming to a close! It’s been fun sharing our tips and DIY ideas for entertaining alongside Mirassou Winery, and I’m excited to send you off with my favorite idea for sharing so far: a DIY frozen wine bucket!
They’re perfect for the winter season, but you can dress them up or down as much as you’d like to use throughout the year. If you’re having lots of guests, you can put out a full spread with all of your favorite white wines from Mirassou, or if it’s a more intimate setting, you can create just a single chiller and display them with the perfect cheese pairings for an impressive spread.
Did I also mention we’re prepping you with another fun giveaway to make sure your New Year’s bar makes a really cute splash? Oh yes!…
First thing’s first, let’s show you how to dress up that wine chiller!–
First, fill the bottom of the bucket with about 2 or 3 inches of water and some petals and let it freeze fully.
Next, fill your smaller container with weights and place in the middle of the bucket, then fill the edges with more petals and and more water until it’s 1/3 of the way full. The container in the middle will be what holds the wine, so if it starts to slide from the middle, use bundles of wax paper to keep it in place in the freezer. The wax will peel of if it happen to slip and touch the water at some point and freezes in place, but try to avoid it!
Let this layer freeze completely.
Next, fill with petals and the rest of the way with water, and freeze. Once you’re ready to use them, remove from the freezer and run under warm water so that they loosen up and slide out of the bucket.
Fill with your favorite Mirassou white wine, and you’re ready for sharing the sun with guests!
Alright, now for the giveaway! We’re fixing one of you up with this super cute gold bar cart, perfect for displaying your new frozen ice buckets on!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY MIRASSOU WINERY. CONTEST ENDS 12/15, ONE WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. OPEN TO U.S. READERS ONLY, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. WINNER WILL RECEIVE ONE INTERNATIONAL LUX SERVING CART.
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photos by Jared Smith