June 29, 2022

Bonobo’s Lavender Lemonade Slush

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | June 11, 2022

We thought Bonobo Winery on Old Mission Peninsula could not surprise us with a better seasonal slushie than their Chardonnay apple cider slush, a limited-edition beauty that melted us in fall 2020. But then we visited on an unseasonably cold day in June and risked our own hypothermia for a taste of this summer’s frozen lovely, a lemonade lavender slushie with—surprise!—vodka instead of wine. The noticeable dose of Bonobo’s house-made lavender simple syrup is floral but not cloying and delicious but not too sweet for even the dry red drinkers (and flower-skeptics) among us. June gloom be damned, we liked it so much we ordered two and simply zippered our fleece higher. $12 and available through at least September. Find Bonobo at 12011 Center Road, Traverse City. (231) 282-WINE, bonobowinery.com.

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