Frosé. What could be a better signal of summer than that? It’s refreshing, easy to drink (maybe a bit too easy?), and just straight delicious.
Have you ever tried to make your own frosé? It’s so easy! And if you’re looking for a beverage to bring to a Memorial Day party this year, this should be the one. Who needs another bottle of wine anyways? (Well… likely most people would greatly appreciate it, like me. But the point is, this is something different).
The Frosé Method
Frosé is simple to make. I like to use strawberry sorbet and ice because it means you don’t have to make this in advance if you don’t want to. The sorbet and frozen berries will automatically create a thick, slushy-like consistency so you don’t need to re-freeze after blending!
Simply blend some strawberry sorbet (here’s my easy homemade recipe – you can substitute the water in this recipe with rosé desired) with frozen strawberries and a bottle of rosé wine. You can also add a spirit if you’re wanting to pack an extra punch. I would recommend a splash of vodka in that instance.
So what type of Rosé should be used when making frosé? Great question.
The type of Rosé you want to use should be a dark colored one, like from Tavel in the Rhone Valley or one from California. The darker the color means the more contact there was between the wine and the grape skins. This provides the wine with extra body and tannin.
Lighter styles of rosé are wonderful, but the flavor will get lost with the sorbet in this recipe. Consequently, you need something that can stand up to the sweet and strong flavors of the strawberries and sorbet. I also recommend looking for a Rosé made from Malbec (a grape variety) or Pinot Noir.
Finally, whichever Rosé you choose, know that the wine does not have to be expensive. You’re mixing it with other things, so choose an affordable wine. Somewhere in the $15-$20 range.
Frosé is quick and easy to make using strawberry sorbet and frozen strawberries. Great for entertaining!
- Prep Time: 3
- Total Time: 3
- Yield: 5–6 Servings 1x
- Category: Beverage
1 Bottle of Rosé – ideally a darker rosé color from Pinot Noir or Grenache. Tavel, from the Rhone Valley is a good region to look at.
~2.5 Cups Strawberry Sorbet (you can eyeball this and add more as needed to get the consistency you like)
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries (or ice if preferred)
Add all ingredients to blender and blend. Add more of any ingredient as needed to create a thicker consistency. The mixture will thin as it melts, so don’t worry too much about adding in extra liquid.
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