By now, you’ve probably been “rosé all day-ing” for awhile now. It’s no secret that this trendy “summer water” isn’t going away anytime soon. While of course we still like a good old glass of rosé, you know we’re always looking to put a twist on things. Enter: frosé.
Per usual, we are still working on perfecting our recipe. We didn’t really measure things and we were just sort of winging it… BUT, it worked out, which is great news because it means you should have a pretty easy time creating your own frosé!
- 1 bottle of rosé (we picked a darker rosé that was middle of the road in terms of price)
- 3 oz of St.-Germain: Elderflower Liqueur (optional, we just love this stuff)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 8 average-sized strawberries (stems removed, obvi)
- Sweetener of choice, to taste (we used about a tablespoon of stevia)
- 2-3 cups of ice
- Optional: Garnishes (edible flowers, fruit, sugar rim, etc.)
Here’s the short version:
- Freeze rosé
- Blend everything together
- Garnish and serve
Here’s the longer version with some recipe tweaks and notes:
First, pour your bottle of rosé into an ice cube tray and pop it in the freezer overnight. A shallow baking dish or food storage container would also work. Because of the alcohol content, it won’t freeze all the way through, but it should get pretty close. If you can’t freeze it overnight & you need this drink now, stay tuned, we have a back-up plan.
Now, you could get fancy and make a simple syrup with the strawberries and some sugar. A lot of recipes call for about ½ cup of sugar and require you to boil and strain a strawberry/sugar concoction. We really didn’t want to add all that sugar, and it seemed like we could make a pretty good cocktail without doing so. Let’s be honest, the fact that we were patient enough to wait for the rosé to freeze is impressive enough. Anyway, we decided to just throw it all in a blender. If you really don’t want strawberry seeds in your rosé you should blend those up and strain those ahead of time. We didn’t do that. J
Before you put everything in the blender, you may want to start with just a little bit of everything (well, all the rosé of course). Our recipe was a total guessing game, and you may want to adjust things based on your personal taste preferences. Then, be sure to pause your blender and taste test as you go! Once it’s all blended up, pour into your favorite glass, add a fun garnish and serve immediately.
A few notes:
- A few strawberries go a long way. You may want to start with only 2 or 3 strawberries.
- How sweet you want your beverage is entirely up to you. As with the other ingredients, start slow and add as you blend.
- If you accidentally add too much ice, you can add more St-Germain, lemon juice, water, vodka, or really whatever your heart desires. We tried adding some sparkling lemon-lime soda to our 2nd batch (the “healthy” Whole Foods kind) and it was good!
If you want to serve this at a later date:
Make the drink and then put it into in the freezer (bowls work well for this – i.e.: don’t put it in a container with a narrow opening or you won’t be able to get it out). Then, when you’re ready to serve, just throw it back in the blender. Add liquid (of choice) or ice as needed to get to desired consistency.
If you want to serve this NOW:
You can skip freezing the rosé, you will just need to change some of the other proportions. You’ll need to add quite a bit more ice, and you’ll end up with more volume overall. Because of this, your drinks won’t be as strong. When we made ours this way, we added some vodka to bring the alcohol content back up.
We hope you enjoyed these very loose guidelines for making your own frosé! Let us know if you try it out and be sure to tag us on Instagram @theblondeparty!
A, H, G, & E