It’s safe to say frosé has captured the taste buds of wine drinkers around the world in the past few months (including me). This frozen rosé wine slushie is the ultimate summer drink to quench thirst and show off your ‘cool’ status.
I’ve tried a few different frosé’s around Perth (The Urban List have put a great list together of where you can find frosé in Perth) however I wanted to enjoy some on Christmas Day so I figured it was time to master my homemade frosé recipe.
There are a number of recipes on the net for different styles of frosé however I couldn’t find any which suited my tastes and the kitchen equipment I have. Obviously I don’t have a slushie machine hanging around and I don’t even have a big blender – all I had at my disposal was a Kenwood hand blender.
On Christmas Eve after stocking up on potential frosé ingredients, Mr. Spittoon and I decided to have a ‘frosé-off’ to see who could come up with the ultimate homemade frosé recipe. We looked through a few recipes online and then altered these to come up with our own tasty versions. The below recipe we both really enjoyed and thought it trumped the others and funnily enough it was a joint effort for this recipe, so it looks like we both won!
It’s super simple and you can make it in a small blender or even if you don’t have a blender you could do it by hand. Plus you can pre-prep a whole lot and stock it up in your freezer and it’s also probably the quickest recipe you’ll find as you can cut down/out freezing time if needed.
The Lazy Girl’s/Guy’s Frosé Recipe
- Rosé wine (see some specific wine recommendations at the bottom of this post)
- Sorbet (either a berry flavour or lemon works well)
- Fresh berries or fruit (strawberries, raspberries, watermelon etc)
- Grenadine (for aesthetics if you want to make it a brighter shade of pink)
There are 2 ways you can make this delectable frosé recipe:
1. The Super Quick Way (either blend by hand or you can use a stick beater)
- Mix together sorbet and wine in bowl (or you can do it directly in your glass if the plan is to drink it straight away)
- Once thoroughly combined, pour into tray – the thinner the layer, the quicker it’ll freeze
- As you’re using sorbet and it’s already frozen, this cuts the setting time down considerably – if desired you can also drink it straight away if you’re happy with the consistency
2. The Longer Way (blender required for best consistency)
- Fill ice-cube tray up with rosé wine and let freeze
- Once frozen, add rosé cubes to blender with sorbet and any of the other ingredients you’d like (I added some strawberries and a few nips of gin which made it super tasty)
- Blend to desired consistency, if you find it too thick add some more wine or a shot or two of a spirit like gin to ‘water’ it down!
And lastly garnish with a funky straw or a piece of mint looks pretty cool too!
And there you have it! The above recipes are super simple and quick to make plus you can tailor them to suit your tastes. Mr. Spittoon preferred to stick with just the sorbet, rosé and a nip of spirits to give it a bit of a kick however I quite liked mine with some fresh strawberries. If you are adding strawberries try to get ones with small achenes (the seeds on the outside you can see) otherwise it can throw off the texture of the end product in my opinion.
If you’re looking for some more frosé recipe inspiration, here are a few ones I also looked at and found quite appealing:
- Frosé by Bon Appetit
- Frosé by The Stripe
- Frosé Three Ways by Punch
- Or simply have a look through Google
Rosé wine suggestions for making frosé:
During my countless hours of research for this post (I really went over and above on this one for you guys!), I tried a number of different rosé wines in my recipes. Below are three of my favourites that gave my frosé the perfect taste I was looking for. I’ll definitely be stocking up on these rosé wines for my future frosé sessions:
I have tried the @happswines Fuchsia a number of times however I recently picked up a bottle to work on my frosé recipe – I figured the slight sweetness in the wine would be the cherry on top for my frozen rosé cocktail. Naturally a wee glass on the side was in order while I perfected my frosé recipe! It’s a vibrant peachy-pink colour on the eye with strawberry and apricot scents rising from the glass. In the mouth it’s off dry with flavours of watermelon, apricot and a touch of honey. It also has a slight fizz to it for added texture in the mouth. Easy drinking and completely thirst quenching. Plus it did make a great addition to my frosé (recipe to come on the blog soon!). All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine #happswinery
I received a couple of bottles of the 2016 @giesenwines Rosé to attempt some homemade frosé however naturally I had to have a glass while making it so I thought I’d write a tasting note. Giesen Wines hail from NZ and I think my parents are probably their biggest fans as they always seem to have a bottle in the fridge – they particularly love the Riesling! Anyway more about this eye catching rosé… It’s a pinky-peach colour in the glass with a lovely floral perfume to it and hints of cherries, strawberries and fresh herbs stand out for me. In the mouth it’s 100% thirst quenching with a dominant strawberry flavour. It’s a great rosé straight up or in your favourite frosé recipe! All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine #gifted #giesenwines
Recently Mr. Spittoon and I attended a pizza and wine afternoon at @pinelliestatewines on Benara Rd in the Swan Valley so naturally we had to buy a few tipples to take home and this was one of them. The ‘Breanna’ rosé is named after winemaker Daniel’s daughter. The colour of this rosé is simply stunning – it’s a lovely peachy pink colour that literally screams ‘drink me’! The nose is full of wild red fruits, lemon sorbet and a touch of fresh herbs. In the mouth it has a lovely smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel which reminded me so much of boysenberry ice cream from home (NZ) that that’s all I could think about while drinking it! RRP $16. All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine #pinelliestate #pinelliestatewines #swanvalley #swanvalleywines #breanna #rosewine #roseallday #yeswayrosé #winesofwa #perthwine #perthdrinks #westernaustraliawine #thisiswa #wineblog #wineandfood #perthwineblog #perthblogger #wine #winetasting #winenight #winelover #winetime #vino #ilovewine
Enjoy wine lovers!