Ahhhhhhhh frosé. Is there anything better in the summertime than sipping on one of these slushies? I think not.
This frosé, with frozen watermelon and strawberries, is a delightful treat, no matter when and where you're drinking it this summer. It's also incredibly easy.
Traditional frosé (a mash-up of frozen and rosé) requires that you freeze the wine itself. But nobody has time for that. So this recipe uses frozen fruit, and we can get away without freezing the rose.
Whip up a refreshing frosé with frozen watermelon, strawberries, rosé wine, and sugar—a delightful summer treat!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frosé, short for frozen rosé, is a chilled cocktail made by blending frozen rosé wine with various ingredients such as fruits, sweeteners, and sometimes spirits. It results in a slushy, refreshing beverage with a wine base.
If you don't have a blender, you can still make frosé! Start by freezing your rosé wine in ice cube trays. Once frozen, place the rosé cubes in a zip-top bag and crush them using a rolling pin or mallet. Then, mix the crushed rosé with your desired ingredients until well combined.
Yes, you can use any type of rosé wine for frosé. However, it is recommended to choose a rosé with flavors that complement the other ingredients in your recipe. Dry or semi-dry rosés tend to work well, as they balance the sweetness added to the drink.
Absolutely! Frosé is versatile, and you can experiment with various fruits to create different flavors. Some popular substitutions or additions include frozen peaches, raspberries, or even citrus fruits like frozen lemons or oranges.
Why You're Going to Love This Recipe
Refreshing: This chilled frosé will quench your thirst on a hot summer day, providing a delightful and rejuvenating experience.
Fruity Bliss: The combination of frozen watermelon and strawberries brings out a burst of fruity flavors, creating a luscious and enjoyable taste sensation.
Elevated Rosé: By transforming your favorite rosé wine into a frozen concoction, this recipe takes your love for rosé to a whole new level of sophistication and indulgence.
Easy Peasy: With just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can effortlessly whip up this fabulous frosé without breaking a sweat. It's perfect for those who want a quick and hassle-free drink.
Impressive Party Pleaser: Wow your guests with this Instagram-worthy frosé creation. Its vibrant colors and tantalizing taste make it an eye-catching and crowd-pleasing addition to any social gathering.
Customizable Delight: Feel free to play around with the recipe, adjusting the sweetness or experimenting with different frozen fruits. This flexibility allows you to tailor the frosé to your personal taste preferences.
What Exactly is Frosé?
Frosé, short for "frozen rosé," is a trendy and refreshing cocktail that has taken the summer beverage scene by storm. It's a delightful blend of frozen rosé wine, fruit, and sweeteners, resulting in a slushy and Instagram-worthy drink. Frosé offers a unique twist on traditional rosé wine, transforming it into a chilly, delightful treat that combines the elegance of wine with the playful nature of a frozen cocktail.
The exact origin of frosé is difficult to pinpoint, but it gained significant popularity around 2016 when it started appearing on menus at bars and restaurants in trendy locations. Its rise to fame can be attributed to its eye-catching appearance, refreshing taste, and social media appeal. As people sought out new and exciting ways to enjoy rosé wine, the idea of freezing it and blending it with fruits and sweeteners took off, creating a sensation that quickly spread across the globe.
This frosty beverage has become a symbol of summertime indulgence, offering a perfect balance of sophistication and fun. Whether you're lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard gathering, or simply looking to cool down on a scorching day, frosé provides a refreshing and Instagrammable drink option that will impress your taste buds.
You can easily make a non-alcoholic frosé by swapping the rose wine for the non-alcohol kind. Alternatively, white grape juice would work super well. Or, skip that part completely, blend the fruit and sugar, and then top the drink off with some club soda. So many options!
Frozen Watermelon: Watermelon adds a refreshing and naturally sweet flavor to the frosé. When frozen, it provides a slushy texture and helps to keep the drink cool. Its high water content contributes to the overall hydrating and thirst-quenching properties of the frosé.
Frozen Strawberries: Strawberries bring a vibrant berry flavor and a touch of tartness. They enhance the fruity profile of the drink and add a pop of color.
Rosé Wine: Rosé wine is the star of the show, lending its elegant and sophisticated characteristics to the frosé. It adds a delightful rosé flavor and a pleasing acidity that complements the sweetness of the fruits.
Sugar: The sugar is used to sweeten the frosé and balance the natural tartness of the fruits and wine. It enhances the overall taste and ensures a harmonious flavor profile.
How to Make Frosé
First, gather all the ingredients you'll need: 3 cups of frozen watermelon, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 bottle of rosé wine, and ½ cup of sugar.
Next, prepare your blender. Take the frozen watermelon and strawberries and place them in the blender. These frozen fruits will be the base of our frosé, giving it a refreshing and fruity taste.
Now, it's time to add the star of the show: the rosé wine. Open the bottle and pour it directly into the blender over the frozen fruits. The rosé wine brings an elegant and sophisticated touch to our frosé, infusing it with its unique flavors.
To sweeten the frosé, sprinkle in the sugar. This will balance the natural tartness of the fruits and wine, ensuring a harmonious and delightful taste.
With all the ingredients in the blender, it's time to blend everything together. Start the blender and let it work its magic, transforming the frozen watermelon, strawberries, rosé wine, and sugar into a smooth and slushy mixture. Keep blending until the consistency is perfect.
Once everything is blended to your desired texture, pour the frosé into glasses, and if you like, garnish with a slice of watermelon or a fresh strawberry for an extra touch of charm.
That's it! You've successfully made a delicious batch of frosé.
Vodka Infusion: Add a kick to your frosé by incorporating vodka. After blending the frozen watermelon, strawberries, rosé wine, and sugar, simply pour in a shot or two of your favorite vodka. Blend again to combine the flavors and enjoy the vibrant and boozy twist on classic frosé.
Tequila Sunrise: Give your frosé a tropical twist by infusing it with the flavors of tequila and citrus. Blend the frozen watermelon, strawberries, rosé wine, sugar, and a splash of tequila. Once blended, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a zesty kick. Serve it with a garnish of orange slice for a delightful Tequila Sunrise-inspired frosé.
Ice Cream Delight: Take your frosé to a whole new level by incorporating ice cream. Blend the frozen watermelon, strawberries, rosé wine, and sugar until smooth. Then, add a scoop or two of your favorite fruit-flavored ice cream, such as strawberry or watermelon. Blend again until well combined, creating a luscious and creamy frosé treat.
Fruity Fusion: Explore different fruit flavors by experimenting with various frozen fruits. Replace the watermelon and strawberries with other fruits like frozen mango, pineapple, or mixed berries. Blend them with rosé wine and sugar to create unique and refreshing frosé variations. Feel free to mix and match fruits to find your favorite flavor combination.
Tips and Tricks
Experiment with different fruits: While the recipe calls for watermelon and strawberries, feel free to get creative and try other frozen fruits like peaches, raspberries, or even a tropical mix. Mixing and matching fruits can add exciting flavors and variations to your frosé.
Adjust sweetness to taste: The amount of sugar specified in the recipe is a starting point, but you can always adjust it based on your personal preference. Add more or less sugar to achieve the desired level of sweetness in your frosé.
Chill your glassware: For an extra refreshing touch, place your serving glasses in the freezer before making the frosé. Chilled glasses will keep your drink colder for longer and add an element of frostiness to the presentation.
Get creative with garnishes: Elevate the visual appeal of your frosé by adding garnishes. Fresh mint leaves, a slice of watermelon, or a skewer of berries can add a pop of color and make your frosé Instagram-worthy.
Make it ahead: If you're planning for a party or gathering, you can prepare the frosé mixture ahead of time and keep it in the freezer. When ready to serve, give it a quick blend to achieve the slushy consistency again.
Customize with a splash: For an extra twist, add a splash of your favorite liquor or spirit to the frosé. Vodka, rum, or even a fruit-flavored liqueur can add depth and complexity to the drink.
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Quick and Easy Watermelon Frosé
- 3 C watermelon frozen
- 1 C strawberries frozen
- 1 bottle rosé wine
- ½ C sugar
- mint for garnish
- Prepare the frozen fruits: Make sure your watermelon and strawberries are frozen. You can freeze them by cutting the watermelon into chunks and removing the seeds, then placing it in a freezer-safe container along with the strawberries. Freeze them for a few hours or until solid. Alternatively, just buy the frozen fruit from the grocery store.
- Blend the ingredients: In a blender, combine the frozen watermelon chunks, frozen strawberries, rosé wine, and sugar. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and well-combined. The sugar will help balance the flavors and add sweetness to the frosé.
- Adjust sweetness (optional): Taste the blended mixture and adjust the sweetness according to your preference. If you find it too tart, you can add a little more sugar and blend again until well-incorporated.
- Serve and enjoy: Once the frosé has reached your desired consistency and taste, pour it into glasses or serving bowls. You can garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry or a slice of watermelon for an extra touch. Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing frosé!
- Customize to Your Taste: Feel free to experiment with the recipe by adding your favorite fruits or adjusting the sweetness level. Let your creativity shine and tailor the frosé to suit your personal preferences.
- Serve Immediately: Frosé is best enjoyed fresh from the blender. Serve it right away to savor its icy texture and vibrant flavors. If you have leftovers, you can freeze them and reblend before serving.
- Rosé Selection: Choose a rosé wine that you enjoy drinking on its own, as it will greatly influence the taste of your frosé. Opt for a dry or semi-dry rosé that complements the other ingredients.
- Garnish with Flair: Take your frosé presentation to the next level by adding a garnish. Fresh strawberries, watermelon slices, or even a sprig of mint can add a touch of elegance to your glass.
Hi, I'm Cara! I'm a food writer, journalist, and recipe developer. I'm obsessed good food, good wine, good cocktails and entertaining. I've picked up a few tips over the years, and love sharing them with others.