The weather has warmed up, so I feel duty bound to start creating refreshing cocktails, and after the Frosé almost broke the internet last summer I felt I really should pull my finger out and make some myself. What’s a frosé? It’s a rosé wine based slushie. Sounds great no?!
Pink Wine Season
Summer is definitely pink wine season! Do you drink rosé? A lot of people I know don’t like it, but as long as it’s super dry I’m a huge fan of a lovely chilled glass in the garden. There’s just something about the delicate pink colour that screams summer, and goes so well with a plate of barbecued sausages and halloumi. Love love love this time of year. I’m a summer baby so that’s possibly why!
Just to warn you I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so I’ve kept my spin on the Frosé pretty dry and tangy. It’s a simple combination of tart frozen raspberries, refreshing mint and the driest rosé I could find. In this case it was Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Bordeaux Rosé.
The result was a really zingy and refreshing frozen drink that demanded we sit in the garden while we sipped it through straws. Bliss.
A refreshing summer cocktail blending rosé wine with frozen raspberries, ice and fresh mint
- 200 g frozen raspberries
- 300 ml dry rosé wine
- 1 handful ice cubes
- 2 sprigs fresh mint to garnish
Pop the raspberries and wine into a powerful blender and blitz until smooth
Add the ice a little at a time and blend until you achieve the consistency of a smooth slushie. The more ice you add the thicker it will be.
Serve immediately in tall wine glasses with pretty straws and a sprig of fresh mint leaves
If you want to make things properly minty, add a few mint leaves into the blender with the raspberries and wine.
Frosé – slushies for grown-ups
If you like your drinks sweet then you could add a little sugar syrup to taste, or use frozen strawberries instead of rasps. The beauty of this drink is that you can just customise it with the ingredients you love and just keep experimenting with the flavour and texture until you get it exactly how you like it. Just the kind of recipe experimentation I like best.
What blender to use
Because you’re using solid ice and frozen fruit in this recipe, I heartily recommend using a sturdy power blender which cuts through it no worries at all. My blender of choice for the kitchen is the Froothie Optimum G2.3!
More summer cocktail ideas
If you’re having people over for a BBQ this weekend, here are some more delicious drink ideas for your consideration.
Watermelon Prosecco Cocktails – Feeding Boys
English Garden Cocktail – The Veg Space
Pineapple Daiquiri – Recipes From A Pantry
Iced Green Tea Fruit Cup – Maison Cupcake
Lemon, Mint & Cucumber Cooler – Kavey Eats
Game, Set & Match – Gin, Strawberry & Cranberry Cocktail – Foodie Quine
Ginger Beer & Gin Cocktail – Greedy Gourmet
Rum Berry Slush – Munchies and Munchkins
Spring Sunshine Cocktail – Rough Measures
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