Yes way, frosé. Frosé is frozen rosé, and there’s simply no better way to stay cool in the blistering heat than with a refreshing and boozy glass. It’s the drink of summer in chillingly elevated form. Keep reading for our delicious wine slushy recipe to help you beat the heat.
Please note, there is a freezing step, so plan ahead to make your frosé dreams come true.
What You’ll Need:
- Citrus juicer
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- Fruit and veggie wash
- A blender
- Glassware of choice, preferably a coupe glass or wine glass
- Ice cube trays
- Measuring cups
- A saucepan
- Fine mesh strainer
- Muddler (or pestle)
- 1 bottle of your favorite rosé, chilled (750 ml)
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 2 lemons
- Crushed ice
- Edible rose petals for garnish (optional)
Step #1: “Fr” Stands For Frozen
Begin by pouring your rosé into the ice cube trays. Place the tray in the freezer and let it set for six to eight hours.
Step #2: Prep The Fruit
Rinse the fresh fruits in the fruit and veggie wash. We recommend using Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean, available at Target, Walmart and local health food stores. Once the fruit is washed, hull the berries (remove the green top) and thinly slice. Cut the lemons in half as well.
Step #3: Making Strawberry Syrup From Scratch
Boil 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in the saucepan. Remove from heat. Add the sliced berries, muddle gently. Let sit for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture with the fine mesh strainer. Set aside.
Step #4: Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Using the citrus juicer, manually juice the lemons until there’s about 2 oz. of juice.
Step #5: Blend it up
Combine 1 cup of crushed ice, the lemon juice, strawberry syrup, and frozen rosé in your blender and blend until creamy.
Optional: for an extra boozy bite, add ¼-1/3 cup premium plain vodka to the blender. In this case, more ice may be added to maintain the consistency.
Step #6: Serve and enjoy
Pour the finished mixture into your glassware of choice. You may add edible rose petals or a strawberry fan as optional garnish at this time.
Other Summer Cocktails
Is frosé not your thing? No worries — not everyone is a wine lover. But there are plenty of other summertime cocktails that are just as refreshing to sip on.
Pimm’s is a drink that, while not as known in the U.S., is all the rage in the U.K. Though the cocktail can be changed up to use different fruits for different flavors, the classic cocktail combines the gin-based drink with lemonade, mint, oranges, strawberries and cucumbers. Just combine the ingredients as you see fit for a delicious summer cup.
No hot summer day is complete without a margarita in hand. This bitter drink mixes tequila, salt and flavorings for the perfect accompaniment to Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas. The great thing about margs is their versatility — they can range in flavors from classic lime to fruits including strawberry, mango and peach, and they can be made frozen or on the rocks. With all these different recipes and options, you’re sure to find a marg you love.
Nothing encapsulates the feeling of freshness quite like mint, which is what makes mojitos such a great drink to keep you cool in the hot sun. Simply muddle the solid ingredients (mint, lime wedges and sugar) together and add them to a glass with ice, white rum and club soda.