Raise your hand if you love frosé? I know, it’s incredible.
If you aren’t familiar with frosé, it is essentially rose wine in slush form. It is the quintessential warm-weather cocktail because it is so refreshing, and it is DELICIOUS.
Pre-pandemic, frosé was my go-to patio drink. When sitting on a restaurant patio was no longer an option, I figured it was time for me to learn how to make it myself. How hard can it be? You blend some ice with some rosé wine, right? Not quite. As it turns out, there is a little more to it than ice and wine (but not much).
After some Google searches and many failed experiments, I have a recipe that I love, and I think you will too. Also, special thanks to my friends, Gen and Jo, for being my test drinkers and listening to me obsess over frosé.
Here is why you’ll love this recipe:
- It is a straightforward recipe. All you need is a blender, and three ingredients – frozen strawberries, honey (or agave), and a bottle of your favourite rose. Substituting frozen strawberries for ice is the key to this recipe. It gives the slush volume, texture and tons of flavour. Plus, it’s a great boost of vitamins, which means it’s healthy frosé.
- The recipe is easy to double or triple (which you will likely have to do because your friends will love it and love you for making it). Because this is a frozen drink, and frozen drinks taste best when you consume them immediately, you can make a big batch and freeze it until you are ready.
- It’s relatively inexpensive compared to the restaurant version and tastes better. I’ll be honest with you – I wasted a lot of wine trying to make this drink and what I learned is that you don’t need an expensive bottle for it to be delicious. Seriously, the strawberries will make it taste good regardless.
Frosé (AKA Frozen Rosé) Recipe
6 cups frozen strawberries
1 750 ml bottle of rosé wine
¼ cup honey or agave syrup (more if you like it sweeter)
Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Place the frozen strawberries in a blender. Add the full bottle of rosé and honey. Cover the blender and blend at medium-high speed until there are no chunks of strawberries (about 2-3 minutes, depending on the power of your blender).
- Divide between glasses. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately, or freeze for up to 1 week. Enjoy responsibly!
For another great cocktail, click here to try my Pina Colada recipe.