Have you tried a Rosé wine slushie, a Frosé? Fruity, but not too sweet, you’ll love sipping frozen Rosé.
When I suggested a Frosé to my mom the other day, she gave me a blank look and said, “A what? … Sure!” My mom will pretty much try anything I suggest, even if she doesn’t know what it is. Thanks, mom, for being my enthusiastic guinea pig, er, taste tester.
Come to find out, she loves Frosé (I knew she would!). Under a blue sky and hot sun, while wispy white clouds raced overhead, we sipped our Frosés and watched the kids play with the sprinkler and squirt guns. A lazy and perfect summer afternoon!
If you’re a fan of frozen concoctions (margaritas, daiquiris), but don’t care for overly sweet drinks, this is the recipe for you. And it’s easy to make. How perfect is that!
About this Frosé
So….what is a Frosé? A bottle of wine, frozen fruit, a little sweetener (if you want), and ice. Whirl it all in a blender until it’s smooth and slushy, pour into a glass, and enjoy. This Frosé recipe couldn’t be easier or more refreshing.
You’ll find the printable recipe card at the end of this post, with measurements, directions and nutrition information.
Do you need a Frosé-making machine?
Nope! All you need is a blender. My advice is don’t bother with a specialized machine that takes up space on your counter. You can even make Frosé in a food processor! Don’t have either? Make a Rosé Spritzer!
Another thing you don’t need is a pre-packaged Frosé mix! Just buy the 2 ingredients, wine and fruit, and add sugar to taste. I guarantee you’ll probably end up adding less sugar than what’s found in a mix.
What You’ll Need
This recipe uses a bottle of red rosé. We like wine with less residual sugar, i.e. dry wine, but a sweeter Rosé is great, too. Choose a wine that you like to drink but don’t splurge on the most expensive one. That would be kind of a waste, since you’ll be mixing your Rosé with fruit and ice.
Blend the wine with frozen strawberries. You can buy a bag already frozen, or freeze your own. If you want, you can add a couple tablespoons of sugar to sweeten the drink a bit. Simple syrup, honey, or agave would work fine. The amount of sweetener you add depends on how sweet your wine is and your own personal preference.
Add crushed ice, and blend. You’ll want to serve the slushie immediately. A melted Frosé just isn’t the same.
What To Serve with Wine Slushies
Any of your favorite munchies will do. If you’re looking for some new ideas, try seasoned oyster crackers, popcorn, or potato chips with French onion dip. Or, for a little fancier soirée, make crostini topped with fresh tomatoes and basil or beets with orange tarragon goat cheese.
Yup! The main ingredient is wine which has an average alcohol content of 12%. The mixture is diluted with fruit and ice so you’ll be imbibing somewhat less than when you drink straight wine. The Make It Your Own section has a recipe for a virgin cocktail if you’d like to omit the alcohol.
The word “Frosé” is a combination of two words: frozen and Rosé.
While it is super easy to make, you can buy already-made Frosé in convenient drink pouches that can be frozen.
Make It Your Own
Oh my goodness, there are limitless ways you can make this drink your own! Be creative, use what you have in your kitchen, and create your own special frosty drink! Here’s a few ideas to jumpstart your creative juices:
- Just by varying the kind of rosé you buy can change the flavor of your drink. There are so many varieties available. I like the more fruit forward wines for this drink. Or try a different variety of wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling. Please don’t spend a ton of money on the wine for this cocktail. Save your wine dollars for when you’re savoring a glass of wine that isn’t diluted by fruit and ice.
- Change up the wine and change up the fruit! Why not?! Use any kind of frozen fruit (well, except for bananas). Make a watermelon Frosé, a mixed berry Frosé, or a raspberry Frosé. Mix and match wines with the fruit you choose. Peach or mango with white Zinfandel is a really winning combination!
- Make it boozy. Fortify your cocktail with vodka. I’d start with 1/4 cup or so, and adjust according to taste. Or try this frozen Sangria slushie!
- Looking for a virgin Frosé? Skip the wine and vodka. Blend frozen strawberries, sugar or simple syrup, ice, and flavored sparkling water (such as LaCroix or Bubly) for a really refreshing drink. Or try a Strawberry Watermelon Slushy Spritzer.
- Add a garnish: a fresh strawberry or a small wedge of watermelon on the edge of the glass is really festive. Herbs such as fresh mint leaves, lemon balm, or basil are also perfect with this drink.
Storage and Make-Ahead Tips
Because this is a frozen drink, any leftovers have to be stored in the freezer. Pour remaining drink mixture into a sealed container and freeze.
Make ahead tips: Freeze the strawberries up to a week in advance. Make sure you have plenty of ice and that your wine is chilled.
More Summer Cocktails
Looking for more summer cocktails? If the weather’s hot (or even if it’s not!), try sipping one of these favorites:
- Grapefruit and Elderflower Cocktail
- Strawberry Margarita Punch
- Classic Gin and Tonic Recipe – with tips to make the best!
- Watermelon Mint Lemonade
- Cranberry Marguerita
- Maple Whiskey Milkshake
- Cherry Martini with Elderflower and Lime
- Mojito Milkshake
- Berry Mint Granita with Rum
- Vodka Lemonade
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or 4 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 cups rosé wine
- Fresh strawberries for garnish, optional
- Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until the mixture has a smooth consistency, about 30-60 seconds, depending on the power of your blender.
- Pour the frosé evenly into glasses, garnish with strawberries, and serve immediately.
- Serving size is 1 cup.
- Try a different variety of wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling.
- Use any kind of frozen fruit (except for bananas). Make a watermelon Frosé, a mixed berry Frosé, or a raspberry Frosé. Mix and match wines with the fruit you choose. Peach or mango with white Zinfandel is a really winning combination!
- Make it boozy. Fortify your cocktail with vodka. Start with 1/4 cup, and adjust according to taste.
- Looking for a virgin Frosé? Skip the wine and vodka. Blend frozen strawberries, sugar or simple syrup, ice, and flavored sparkling water (such as LaCroix or Bubly) for a really refreshing drink.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.