Y’all don’t know this about me yet, but I LOVE a good cocktail. I will drink wine, but it doesn’t get me EXCITED. I can drink beer, too, it’s nice on a hot day, but I don’t like feeling bloated. For me, liquor is where it’s at. I actually really prefer shots if I am at a party or wedding situation because they are so efficient, but if I am just having drinks with friends while catching up and having fun talking, then a good cocktail it is!
I haven’t spoken about my love for cocktails because they’re usually served in dark places and it’s difficult to get a good photo! Until frosé. Frosé isn’t really a cocktail. but it’s one of my favorite drinks for the summertime. Frosé gets me EXCITED! And Frosé allowed a beautiful photo for me, too.
The brilliant news is that Frosé is so easy to make– you can make it at home! I made it at home. My best friend made it at home. We made it at an Airbnb home in Palm Springs for a bachelorette party. Everybody make Frosé- hey!
What You Need to Know
Freezing the rosé. There are so many ways.
Their are so many ways to freeze the rosé:
- Pour the rosé into ice cube trays
- Pour the Frosé into a one or two gallon ziplock bag
- Pour the Frosé into a large casserole dish
And I’m sure there are other ideas I haven’t thought of. Don’t think this through too hard, just make the Frosé! And just don’t put the glass bottle of rosé in the freezer, either.
Simple Syrup Infused with Strawberries
Step two: you have to make a simply syrup for this recipe. It’s, like, the ONLY thing in this recipe that you make. Prior to making this recipe I knew what a simple syrup was, but had never made one before. And it’s as easy as everyone says it is!
Combine a cup of water and a cup of sugar, bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves, and then remove from the heat. Once removed from the heat, add the strawberries, and allow the strawberries to infuse the simple sugar for 30 minutes to an hour. I allowed my strawberries to infuse in the simple syrup for longer because I was busy doing other things, and the Frosé turned out just as delish as I would have hoped.
I love this frosé recipe because it’s not too sweet, and it’s not too dry, either. And what I love most about it is that there’s a little vodka in here so that you can ensure a buzz!
Let me tell you something else about me and drinking– I don’t like wasting my calories!!! No, sir. If I am drinking it’s because I am going somewhere. I don’t need to go far. But for this girl who usually drinks water, I am not choosing to drink sugar just for fun (the only exceptions being hot chocolate or apple cider).
And back to the Vodka, I don’t even taste it in the frosé! Don’t be scared. It’s not enough to mess the frosé up. It’s just enough to say wow, this one glass of frosé has an effect on me, how on earth?!
Frozen rosé + Strawberry infused simple syrup + vodka = Frosé
You Need a Large Blender
I only have a nutribullet as a blender, and even then I could not find my large cup, so I blended the frosé in batches because I am Rosie-The-Riveter kind of committed to frosé. So the larger the blender you have, the better. But you can also work in batches for desperate times.
Frozen rosé + strawberry infused simple syrup + vodka = a frozen summertime beverage for adults
- 1 750 ml bottle of rosé
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 8 ounces strawberries trimmed, hulled, and quartered
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
Freeze the rosé for at least 6 hours. You can freeze the rosé multiple ways: use ice cube trays, gallon size ziplock bags, or a glass casserole dish. Be creative and don't over think it. And don't put the glass bottle of rosé in the freezer either.
Once the rosé is frozen, make your simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.
After the sugar is dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and place the strawberries in the simple syrup, allowing at least 30 minutes for the syrup to infuse.
Next, add the frozen rosé to the blender, plus the vodka and lemon juice, and lastly add the simple syrup. With the simple syrup you can strain it and only use the syrup, or you can keep the strawberries and blend those, too. It's up to you.
Blend all the goodies together and serve!
You can use mint for a pretty green garnish, and I'd recommend freezing your glasses ahead of time to help the frosé stay cold.