When we were in New York recently (y’know, just getting married and that), everywhere offered frosé – that’s frozen rosé to the uneducated – and I fell in love with these pretty blush drinks! Just look at ’em, like Pinterest in a glass.
Naturally (for science), I had to sample quite a few frosé concoctions on our trip and I think I came away with a pretty good understanding of how to create the best combination of flavours.
It’s actually pretty easy, and I love the way you get the fresh rosé mixed with citrus in an icy blend. DEEEELISH.
Anyway, this is basically all you need this summer, so stock pile bottles of rosé! I buy the cheap stuff and pour the bottle in to two freezer bags, then lay them in a flat dish and pop them in to the freezer overnight.
It won’t completely freeze because of the alcohol content, which is perfect for slushy cocktails. Ooh baby *rubs thighs*
Freeze a couple of chunks of deseeded watermelon while you’re at it, and you’ll be good to go!
This method requires a simple sugar syrup, which you can buy at most supermarkets, but I usually make my own by putting half a cup of sugar and half a cup of boiling water in to a mug and microwaving it for 20 seconds and stirring well. Easy peasy!
1/2 a bottle frozen rosé wine
1/2 a juiced lemon
50ml simple sugar syrup
3-4 chunks frozen watermelon
As with all my recipes, there’s a lot of room for tweaking this… but the method is super simple! Just add all the ingredients to the blender, give it a quick blast and then pour in to two glasses.
I have mine quite lemony with just the right amount of sweetness – but you can add in the syrup and citrus to suit you. Start with less and then taste as you add a little more until it’s perfect!
Run a lemon around the rim of your glasses (I like to use champagne saucers) and dip them in to a plate of Pink Himalayan salt mixed with sugar for a sweet and salty twist… also it looks pretty.
Garnish with thinly sliced lemon, or a couple of edible flowers if you’re feeling fancy!
If you fancy mixing it up, change out the gin for elderflower liqueur, or the watermelon for strawberries, fresh or frozen!
I promise you this will be your drink of choice this summer! Will you be saving this recipe for the weekend?