Frosé {Frozen Rosé}

Frosé {frozen rosé} is as quick and simple as blending rosé wine with frozen strawberries for a sweet, slushy, boozy, and refreshing frozen drink that's perfect for summer!

Frosé (Frozen Strawberries + Rosé Wine) with text overlay


 

If you enjoy refreshing strawberry drinks, you'll also love Sparkling Strawberry Punch, Strawberry Soda, or Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos/Faux-jitos!

I'm bringing y'all a celebratory frozen cocktail of Frosé today because, not only is summer upon us, but Five Heart Home is turning SIX YEARS OLD!

That's right, friends...today is my blog's anniversary! In years past, I've celebrated with recipes for an assortment of festive baked goods. But this year, I decided that it felt right to ring in my "blogiversary" with something summer-y and boozy. Have y'all tried the wonder that is Frosé yet? Because if you haven't, put it on your summer bucket list right now.

I first had Frosé last summer at a restaurant that had a special seasonal menu of cocktails featuring rosé wine. And, ever the fan of fruity frozen drinks, I couldn't help but try the strawberry Frosé. Let's just say that I was not disappointed. It became my favorite drink to order at that particular restaurant until summer was over and they took it off the menu. But not to despair! I quickly discovered that it was ridiculously easy to replicate at home.

This isn't my first foray into the wonders of blending wine with frozen fruit. You remember my Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies from a few summers back, right? But today's boozy frozen beverage recipe capitalizes on the current hot wine of summertime...beautiful, blushing rosé!

Aerial glass of strawberry frose

How to Make Frosé

There are different methods for making Frosé. Some involve boiling a simple syrup on the stove. Others involve waiting hours for a mixture to freeze and then scraping it, almost like a granita. But y'all know that I'm not one to take extra steps that, to be honest, really aren't necessary.

So my version of Frosé is about as difficult (AKA, easy!) as making a regular ol' smoothie or slushie. Simply toss some frozen strawberries into a blender.

Frozen strawberries in blender

Pour in some rosé wine.

Rosé wine being poured over frozen strawberries in blender

And then puree until smooth.

Pureed frosé in blender

Voilà! Two minutes from the time you start until you can take a sip. You're done!

Glasses of frose with fresh strawberries on table

How to Get the Perfect Sweetness

I recommend making this recipe with frozen strawberries as opposed to fresh ones in order to get that perfect slushy texture with a prominent berry undertone. After all, adding ice may make for a nice consistency, but it also tends to dilute the flavor. That being said, depending on the sweetness of the frozen berries that you use, your Frosé may end up more or less sweet. So here are some options for ensuring that it tastes juuuust perfect.

  1. Fresh, ripe berries are often naturally sweeter than frozen berries from a bag. So feel free to freeze mushy, overripe berries the next time you have some on hand to enjoy in a future batch of Frosé.
  2. Depending on the sweetness of the frozen strawberries you have you may need to add some sugar to the blender as well. Just blend it in, one spoonful at a time, to taste. I only needed to add a bit for my Frosé to taste just right.
  3. If you have simple syrup on hand, you may certainly use that instead. Just don't feel like you need to go to the trouble of making simple syrup solely for this recipe, since regular granulated sugar blends in just as well. Again, add a spoonful at a time, to taste.
  4. Alternatively, if you prefer going with an unrefined sweetener, you can add a squeeze of honey to sweeten your Frosé.
  5. I actually had some leftover liquid from macerating strawberries for Strawberry Shortcake, and the syrupy juice was perfect for adding to my blender of Frosé. The berry-infused liquid lent an extra boost of sweetness and strawberry flavor.
  6. Finally, if you happen to whip up a batch of Homemade Strawberry Syrup for enjoying over ice cream or mixing into iced tea all summer long, that would be a yummy addition to these frozen cocktails as well!
Zoomed in glass of frose

What Kind of Rosé Should I Use?

The oft-made recommendation when cooking with wine is also true when making frozen cocktails with wine: use something you like the taste of! 😉 Obviously, with only two primary ingredients (plus an optional bit of sugar) in Frosé, the flavor of the wine is definitely going to shine through.

Darker rosé often has a richer, more concentrated flavor than pale rosé, which tends to be light and fruity. So if you're standing in the liquor store trying to guess, a dark rosé is perhaps less likely to be overwhelmed by the strawberry flavor in Frosé. But it honestly comes down to the flavor of an individual bottle. Use a wine that you enjoy and you won't be disappointed!

For this post, I put a lot of thought and research into my chosen rosé. AKA, I saw this pretty rose-embossed bottle at Costco and it was just too pretty to pass up -- ha.

bottle of rosé wine and fresh strawberrries

A Quick Thank You

Before I get on with the ridiculously simple recipe (which is so simple I hesitate to even call it a "recipe"), I just wanted to take a moment to thank y'all for SIX AMAZING YEARS of fun, fellowship, and food here at Five Heart Home! Little did I know that hitting 'publish' on that first recipe post exactly six years ago would evolve into this flexible, creative, full-time job that I adore. I've gotten to know and meet so many wonderful people through blogging -- both followers and fellow blogging "co-workers" -- and I've been extended some really fun and amazing opportunities via this venture.

But truly, none of this would be possible without YOU. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for following my endeavors. For making my recipes. For coming back for more. Day after day, month after month, and year after year. I couldn't do any of this without y'all! And I already can't wait to see what Year 7 will bring. 🙂

And now...what say we celebrate with some yummy, refreshing Frosé?!

Frose (Frozen Strawberries + Rosé Wine) recipe in a glass

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Frosé (Frozen Strawberries + Rosé Wine) ~ as quick and simple as blending rosé wine with frozen strawberries for a sweet, slushy, boozy, and refreshing frozen drink that's perfect for summer! | FiveHeartHome.com

Frosé {Frozen Rosé}

Frosé is as quick and simple as blending rosé wine with frozen strawberries for a sweet, slushy, boozy, and refreshing frozen drink that's perfect for summer!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 152kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup rosé wine
  • Granulated sugar, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the frozen strawberries to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Pour in the rosé wine. Puree on HIGH until smooth. Taste and blend in sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until desired sweetness is reached. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Fresh, overripe berries may be frozen solid and then used in this recipe, as they are often sweeter than frozen berries from a bag.
  • You may use simple syrup, strawberry simple syrup, or honey in place of the granulated sugar as a sweetener.
  • To make Frosé with a whole bottle of rosé (750mL), use 6 to 7 cups of frozen strawberries (which will yield 6 total servings).

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 84.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is my favorite frozen cocktail to enjoy by the pool all summer long! And I love changing up the flavor depending on what fruit I have on hand.

    1. Ha ha, great minds! I totally saved the bottle...just not sure what to do with it now. 😉

  2. Happy Blogiversary to you and your wonderful blog! Frose sounds like the perfect way to celebrate such a great event! I know I'll enjoy these this summer as the evenings cool off and we get back in the habit of "porch-sippin'" with our favorite concoctions. I need to keep some Rose on hand! Thank you and looking forward to another year!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Kathy. 🙂 I'm so happy you enjoy the blog and I hope you get to enjoy a nice glass of Frosé soon! 😉