Say hello to my little frozen frozen friends.
There’s a new Frosé bar in D.C. that everyone is talking about. Frosé – or frozen rosé – is a slushy wine drink best enjoyed on hot summer days on a patio or porch. While I can appreciate the hype, there’s something about standing in line in the sweltering heat to sit on a loud patio with a bunch of people that I don’t know that turns me off from wanting to go check the place out.
So…being the introvert that I am, I decided to try my hand at making frosé at home. At least until the buzz dies down and I don’t have to spend my afternoon waiting in line.
- Pour a bottle of Rosé into a gallon sized ziplock and place in the freezer for 6-8 hours
- Don’t worry, because of the alcohol it won’t freeze all the way
- While the wine is freezing, make a simple syrup by combining 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a pan. Heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Let the simple syrup cool before pouring into a sealable container and adding 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries then place everything in the refrigerator
- When the wine is ready, pour the bag into a blender (my Vitamix really did the trick here) then add 2 tablespoons of syrup (more if you like sweet wine)
- Add a splash of light liquor – I added a dash of gin to mine, but I imagine a hint of tequila would be nice as well
- Pour into glasses
- Sip, sip, enjoy
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats