Words Amalia Safran
We’re not ashamed to jump for joy when rosé season hits, and we certainly don’t discriminate against any rosé iterations, which means we welcome with open arms and mouths any rosé cocktail recipes, or even a cooler concoction: frosé (frozen + rosé = frosé = YES).
Frosé is the perfect hybrid between cocktail and dessert. It’s essentially just frozen wine slush, but when the temperatures outside are only increasing, it’s time to get creative about cooling down. And that’s our favorite part about this ultimate frosé recipe! The ingredients are pretty simple—just rosé wine, strawberries, lemon juice and simple syrup—but the result is something uniquely refreshing.
This is the perfect drink to make for a crowd, so if you’re hosting friends for a backyard barbecue, why not wow them by heading outside, making pizza on the grill and cooling down with this sophisticated version of an adult slushy.
We’ve made the art of frosé (yes, it’s an art!) easy with these few short steps.
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Not-So-Basic Frosé Recipe
1 bottle of rosé
1.5-2 cups of strawberries
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 cup crushed ice
2-2 1/2 lemon juice
3 ounces of strawberry syrup
Pour a bottle of rosé into a baking dish and cover. Store in the freezer until it’s almost solid (about 5 hours).
Create the simple syrup by combining ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until sugar dissolves.
Hull and slice 1.5-2 cups of strawberries.
Add strawberries to simple syrup and remove from heat. Let sit for 30 minutes to create a strawberry simple syrup.
Strain through a mesh strainer. Let the syrup chill for about 30 minutes.
Using a fork, scrape rosé from baking dish and add to blender.
Add 2-2 1/2 ounces lemon juice, 3 ounces of strawberry syrup and 1 cup crushed ice.
Puree until smooth for a slushy consistency.
Not optional: Sit outside, sip and soak up rosé season in all of its glory.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.