For the last #FrozenFriday of the year, we are sharing a frosé (fro-zay) recipe, one of the hottest drink trends this summer. What is it exactly? Frosé is a slightly tart grown-up version of a slushie. All you need is a bottle of rosé wine, some strawberry puree, and a splash of vodka (¼ cup to be exact). Don’t let the delicate pink color fool you, our frosé recipe is packed with a punch and will complement any boozy brunch.
As we say goodbye to barbecues, lazy days by the pool, and warm summer nights, grab your blender and your favorite full body rosé wine to celebrate all the memories made with family and friends.
Prep time: 6 hours
Servings: Makes 4-6
Frosé (Frozen Rosé )
- 750 ml bottle hearty, bold rosé (such as a Pinot Noir or Merlot rosé )
- 2 ounces of lime juice
- 2 ounces of vodka
- 4-6 fresh strawberries and sprigs of mint for garnish
Lime Infused Simple Syrup
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- Zest one whole lime
- Juice half of a lime
- 8 ounces frozen strawberries, partially thawed and halved
- 1 ounce lime juice
Start by pouring the bottle of rosé wine into a 13 x 9 cake pan and place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Due to the alcohol content, the rosé wine will not freeze solid but it will have a wonderful slush like consistency.
*If you plan on making this for a party or an intimate get together, you can freeze rosé for up to one week ahead without compromising the color or flavor.
While the rosé wine freezes, start making the simple syrup by bringing equal parts sugar and water in a medium saucepan to a boil. Stir for about three minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the consistency has thickened. Turn the stovetop off and remove the saucepan from the heat. Zest a whole lime and squeeze half the juice into the simple syrup concoction and stir. Allow the simple syrup to cool and the lime zest and juice to infuse into it. For a plain simple syrup mixture, skip the zesting and juicing of the lime.
Toss the partially thawed halved strawberries into a food processor. Add two ounces of the cooled simple syrup and one ounce of the lime juice. Put the cover on and process the strawberries until the mixture is pureed.
Scrape the frosé into a blender and add the vodka, strawberry puree, and the remaining lime juice and puree until smooth. Add in the remaining rosé wine as needed, pureeing until the concoction is smooth. Transfer the blender jar into the freezer until the frosé has thickened, about 25-35 minutes.
Remove the frosé from the freezer and blend again until it has a slushy consistency. Divide the frosé into four 16 ounce white wine glasses, garnish with a strawberry and enjoy. Cheers!