I'll never forget the first time I tried frosé. It was a brutally hot summer day and I was dining outdoors with my family. After contemplating way too long over the cocktail menu as I normally do, I decided to go with what seemed like the only logical choice, a frozen drink. The waiter came back with a sparkling glass of slushy pink strawberry frosé and placed it directly in front of me. I was instantly enamored. One sip and this was my new favorite summer cocktail!
What is Frosé?
Frosé is simply frozen rosé wine. It's usually mixed with strawberry puree. Since becoming a national trend a few years ago, there have been endless variations of this drink. Many recipes call for freezing the wine, making a strawberry flavored simple syrup, straining it then refreezing again. But for anyone who requires instant gratification like me, I figured there had to be a simpler and more direct method to getting this drink into my hands.
Quick and Easy Strawberry Frosé
All you need are 3 ingredients, a blender and your favorite wine glass to make this drink.
The key to getting a slushy consistency without waiting around for the wine to freeze, is to use frozen strawberries. The strawberries are added together with a good quality chilled rosé wine in a blender. This Cantina Zaccagnini rosé was a great pick and is a delicious well balanced wine. It needed just a hint of liquid cane sugar to counteract the tartness of the strawberries. If you have any frozen, in-season, ripe strawberries tucked away, they may be sweet enough that you can skip this step altogether.
Of course, no cocktail would be complete without a beautiful garnish. I like to cut up a few strawberries and slice them in the center to add to the rim of the wine glass. You could also garnish with a sprig of mint.
Make it a Mocktail
You can also make this drink non-alcoholic.
Make a delicious mocktail using sparkling water instead of wine. There are also some really great non-alcoholic rosé wines that have become popular lately. Check out this list of the best non-alcoholic rosé wines of 2021 here. Some of them taste very much like the real thing and would be a great substitute in this recipe.
If you liked this cocktail you might also enjoy this Strawberry Basil Cooler.
- high power blender
- 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup chilled rosé wine
- 1-2 tsp liquid cane sugar or simple syrup (optional)
- Add wine to blender.
- Add the strawberries.
- Blend until strawberries are completely blended and you get a slushy consistency.
- Add sweetener of choice to taste (optional).
- Pour into a chilled wine glass.