Put the colour and taste of summer in a glass and you get this amazing pink slushy called frosé. If you have a bottle of rosé wine and a handful of strawberries on hand, then all you need is a trusty blender to make this frozen beverage that has taken the cocktail world (and perhaps, your Instagram feed) by storm!
Adding a sweet, chilly twist to your ordinary blush-toned wine is easy. All you need is to have everything mixed in your blender then wait for a few hours until it’s frozen and ready for scraping. It’s a versatile drink, too, as you can substitute strawberries with other berries that you like or even stir in a few ounces of vermouth to the mix. One good tip to remember though when making this cocktail is to choose your wine well. Go for darker, full-bodied rosé wine like malbec or pinot noir rosé as freezing and blending tend to lighten up its pretty pink shade.
This recipe makes about four cups of refreshing drink that you can easily double for get-togethers. And if you have an upcoming barbecue party, this is the perfect drink to serve, which may also turn your place into your friends’ official hang-out all summer.
- Digital weighing scale
- Measuring cups
- Paring knife
- Cutting board
- Vitamix blender
- Freezer-safe baking pan or dish (about 22cm x 33cm)
- Bamboo skewers (optional)
- Cocktail glasses
- 750ml (1 bottle) Pinot Noir Rosé
- 100g (½ cup) caster sugar
- 230g (8 oz) hulled strawberries, plus a few pieces for garnish
- 120ml (½ cup) lemon juice
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
- Select Variable 1 or the Puree setting.
- Start the machine, then slowly increase its highest speed and blend it for 45 seconds, or start the machine and allow the Puree program to complete.
- Pour the contents into a 22cm x 33cm (9 x 13 inches) freezer-safe cake pan or baking dish.
- Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
- Use a fork to scrape the frozen mixture back into the Vitamix container. Select Variable 5 and start the machine. Blend for 6 to 8 seconds or until slushy. Serve immediately in cocktail glasses and garnish with strawberries on skewers.
- Try substituting blackberries or raspberries for the strawberries for an entirely new twist on this recipe.
- Instead of garnishing with strawberries, you can dip the rim of your glass in water and sugar for some added sparkle.
Recipe, images, and video were adapted from Vitamix.