Frosé became popular a few years ago when lots of restaurants and bars set up machines to turn out these slushy drinks all day. What is it exactly? Just rosé wine, maybe some fruit, maybe a little extra sweetness and citrus, all blended up with ice until slushy. It's delicious!
And whenever I saw it offered on a menu, I usually ordered it because it's too tempting to pass up on a warm day. But it's actually quite easy to make at home with no special frosé machine required. You just need a blender.
As for which rosé wine to choose, that is a matter of personal preference. I'm a fan of rosé anyway and I like one that's not too sweet and not too dry. And while some of its flavor will be diluted by the ice and fruit, you should still choose a bottle you'd enjoy drinking straight.
The choice of fruit is also up to you but I'm partial to either strawberry or watermelon frosés. It was extra warm the past few days and I'd bought a watermelon to enjoy so it made sense to toss some of it into the blender for the drink. I like to cut it into chunks and freeze them for about an hour before making this recipe. The extra coldness of the frozen fruit helps make the drink slushy.
- 1 1/2 Cups rosé wine
- 2 Cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen
- 2 Tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- Pinch of salt
- Place the cubed watermelon on a tray and freeze for at least an hour.
- Add the frozen watermelon, rosé wine, 1 tablespoon each of the simple syrup and lime juice and a pinch of salt to a blender and puree. Taste to see if you'd like more lime juice and/or sweetness. Add ice and blend until slushy. Pour into cocktail glasses and either serve immediately or freeze for a few minutes. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wedge of watermelon.