Frosé cocktails made with frozen fruit and rosé wine. These refreshing grown-up slushies come together in minutes and are absolutely perfect for hot summer days. Use your favorite frozen fruit and your favorite brand of wine – there are so many options. Make ahead tips, flavor pairings, and how-to video below. Drink up. Cheers!
Hi, friends. Our temperatures are hitting triple digits this week (uggh). Good news: this means it’s Frosé season. You can find me poolside, sipping on Frosé, trying my hardest to make the best out of the fact that I live in the hottest place on earth (yes, that’s an exaggeration, but only slightly).
This Frosé is like a grown up Icee – fruity, slightly sweet, and dangerously delicious. It comes together in minutes. Eeeeek! Let’s do it!
- Wine: Obviously, this recipe uses rosé wine, but I have also made it with sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, and moscato. I guess technically it’s only “frosé” if made with rosé, but I say use what you have and use what you like. Choose something light and fruity that is best served chilled.
- Fruit: Here’s where you get to have fun with this recipe. You will want about 6 cups of frozen fruit. You can use any fruit you like (see more below).
- Sugar (optional): For a slightly sweeter version you can add a little sugar before blending it up. If you’re using a sweeter wine or really sweet fruit you can skip the sugar.
- Sparkling wine or sparkling juice (optional): I recently started adding a splash of champagne or sparkling juice when serving this frosé and I love the hint of carbonation and flavor. This is totally optional.
How to make Frosé
This recipe is literally ONE step: Blend everything.
Place the wine and frozen fruit into a blender and give it a whirl. In a matter of seconds you’ll have a boozy slushie that is ready to be poured into glasses and enjoyed. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Just make sure you plan accordingly and already have your fruit frozen. Or, be like me and keep frozen fruit in the freezer AT ALL TIMES so you can have Frosé whenever you want. Speaking of frozen fruit, let’s talk about some flavor combos.
- Strawberry and watermelon
- Strawberry and sweet cherries
- Raspberry and peach
- Strawberry and peach
- Mango and peach
If you’d prefer only one type of fruit, I recommend strawberries, sweet cherries, or watermelon. They are sweet, flavorful, and the perfect complement to most rosé wines.
- If you want your Frosé thicker you can add more frozen fruit or ice. If you want it thinner you can add more wine. You can also freeze it (rather than serve straight from the blender) and it will be much thicker. More on that below.
- This recipe makes about 6 drinks. If you want a smaller batch, you can buy a can of wine (don’t judge, ha!) and use only a couple cups of fruit. This will make about 2-3 drinks. I’ve found decent canned wine at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
- Inexpensive wine is okay. We’re mixing the wine with fruit and a little sugar, so don’t feel the need to pull out expensive wine for this recipe. I think a moderately priced wine works just fine.
- Optional: when serving, top each glass with a little sparkling wine or sparkling juice. Juice will make a sweeter cocktail and sparkling wine will make a stronger cocktail. Note: I get sparkling juice at Trader Joes.
Make ahead option
If you blend this up and serve it straight from the blender it will be a pourable consistency, like an Icee.
If you’d like to make this ahead (or you prefer it thicker), you can pour the Frosé into a freezer safe storage container and freeze for several hours. It will freeze into a thick slushy-type consistency (pictured below). You can scoop it with a spoon into glasses and top it with a splash of sparkling wine or juice to thin it out.
- 6 cups frozen fruit*, see note
- 1 cup ice
- 1 bottle rosé wine
- 1 -2 tablespoons sugar, optional (to taste)
- sparkling wine or sparkling juice, optional (to serve)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses** and top with a splash of sparkling wine or sparkling juice (optional).