This Memorial Day weekend, it was been in the nineties alllll weekend long. In Minnesota. WUT? So I decided to whip up a batch of frozen rosé to cool down a little. And I do NOT regret it.
Frozen rosé–also known as frozé–is basically just a wine slushy. I mean, come on. What’s not to love? If you’re anything like me, you love any kind of wine-based cocktail. What better way to be summery AND fancy than to sip on a frozen wine beverage while lounging in the sunshine on a hot summer day?
How to make frozen rosé
This summertime wine cocktail is crazy easy. The only hard part is remembering to freeze some rosé wine ahead of time. Here’s all you need to do:
- Pour a bottle of rosé into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. It’s worth noting that the wine won’t freeze into hard, solid ice cubes like you’d get when freezing water. Because alcohol doesn’t freeze well, these cubes will be sort of a soft, slushy consistency even after freezing overnight.
- When the rosé is frozen, place the cubes into a blender, along with some sliced strawberries and a little lemonade. Blend the mixture until it’s all well blended. You might need to stop to give it a few stirs periodically to get all the frozen rosé cubes to blend properly.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
What kind of wine makes the best frozen rosé?
The wine you use to make these cocktails should be a dark colored rosé. The darker rosés have bolder flavors that hold up better to freezing. I used a pinot noir rosé and it was perfect.
Blend up some frozen rosé wine with some strawberries and lemonade for this refreshing summertime wine cocktail.
- 750 ml rosé wine (the darker, the better)
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup lemonade
Pour wine into ice cube trays and freeze for at least 8 hours, ideally overnight.
Add frozen rosé cubes to a blender, along with sliced strawberries and lemonade. Blend until smooth, stopping to stir as needed to make sure all the wine cubes are blended evenly.
Wine slushies? Count me in.