Relax. Summer isn’t over yet. There’s still plenty of time to chill out by the pool and sip refreshing rosé. Or, better yet? Keep cool on the hot days ahead with a frosty pitcher of frosé (aka frozen rosé). Our friends at Fleurs de Prairie recently taught us a fast and easy way to turn our favorite pink drink into wine slushies — and we haven’t looked back.
To start, choose a flavorful, medium-to-full-bodied rosé, such as Fleurs de Prairie Rosé ($18). Bursting with strawberry and cherry flavors, plus hints of tangy berries and citrus, this wine has just the taste you want in a summer slushy. Plus, it pairs well with grilled fish, light salads, cheese, and ripe fruit.
Thirsty yet? Learn how to get your frosé fix below.
Serves 2-3 people
1 bottle rosé
4 oz Licor 43 (a sweet liqueur with citrus and vanilla flavors)
2 oz lemon juice
½ cup fresh strawberries hulled and chopped
Pour rosé into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, at least three to four hours or overnight if possible.
Meanwhile, thoroughly wash and hull strawberries; chop into small pieces.
Add rosé ice cubes, Licor 43, lemon juice, and strawberries to blender and blend on medium speed until a smooth, slushy consistency is formed.
If mixture is not well frozen, add ice cubes to blender until desired consistency is reached.
Pour into glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Tip: Rosé can be frozen up to one week ahead of preparation.