Frosé…arguably the hottest drink trend that continues into summer 2017 has been on my list to crack the code of how to make at home. The rise of hugely popular slushy alcoholic drinks may have originated from shave ice (have you ever had it in Hawaii?) and has strong influences from the classic daiquiri, Piña Colada, or frozen margarita. But a frozen wine drink? Can it be delicious, too? YES and that’s why I’m bringing you the simple three ingredient frosé recipe.
I first discovered frosé in Austin (here’s my post about Drinking Frosé in Austin) where we had an epic pool day and several of these sweet, frosty treats. Ever since then, I’ve been wondering how to make it at home without a slushy machine. Fellow dietitian and rosé connoisseur Chris Vogliano and I brainstormed the perfect way to make these in a blender or Vitamix and hit on the perfect recipe this week on summer solstice. Our desire was to bring out the natural flavors of pink wine while adding in some nutritious ingredients and minimizing added sugars (some recipes have up to a 1/2 cup in there!).
Rosé wine is made from limiting the time that grape skins sit with the grape juice, coloring it just lightly pink before the color darkens into red. The flavors you’ll find in this type of wine do pair perfect with summertime though I drink it all year long. Strawberry, rhubarb, floral notes, citrus and melon are primary flavors you may notice which is one of the reasons it can be made so easily into a delicious summertime slushy. Just keep in mind that once you add sugar or blend in fruit, you will lose the natural aroma of the wine. If you really want to enjoy the beauty of rosé, drink it in it’s own.If you want to party, drink frosé. Simple three ingredient frosé recipe up on the blog today! Click To Tweet
If you want to party, though, then drink frosé. We do want to celebrate because June is LGBT Pride month and this weekend is Pride in Seattle. Friends and families will be out celebrating diversity with parades and other community events in many parts of the country. Chris and I wanted to develop this special beverage especially for this important and special celebration of diversity and inclusion.
How are you celebrating the start of summer and Pride? Hopefully with a little side of Three Ingredient Frosé.
- 4 cups frozen whole strawberries
- 1/2 bottle (12 ounces or about 1.5 cups) dry rosé wine
- 1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
- Add frozen strawberries to a large blender or Vitamix, add wine and sugar or honey and blend until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately in wine glasses.