A few weeks ago I was invited to a lunch at Junoon showcasing some great South African wines. (Thanks for the invite Shanika!) In addition to exploring a few delicious wines from the region paired with some great Indian food—I was introduced to Pinotage and enjoyed it so much that I’ve bought a couple of bottles since—there was also a great group of people in attendance. One of whom was Chelsie Petras, the wine- and travel-loving lady behind Chel Loves Wine.
Admittedly, I was struggling a bit at the beginning of the lunch due to partying a little too hard the night before, but nevertheless, I persisted with drinking and eating the afternoon away. Through our shared love of wine, Chelsie and I naturally hit it off. A couple of weeks ago I created a shrimp scampi recipe for her blog, and now I’m sharing a frosé recipe she created for you!
I know some of you are probably thinking, “What the heck is frosé?” It stands for frozen rosé, a.k.a. the ideal drink for a warm summer’s night. Think of it as the perfect boozy slushie to fuel some fun day-drinking shenanigans. This recipe includes some mixed berry sorbet for extra fruitiness, along with a little vodka to keep the alcohol in balance. It takes a little forethought because you need to freeze the rosé, but other than that you just need to throw the ingredients in a blender and then voila! It’s time to party.
- ½ standard (750mL) bottle rosé wine
- ½ pint (1 cup) mixed berry sorbet
- 1 fluid ounce vodka
- 1 fluid ounce grenadine
- Fresh strawberries, for garnishing
- Fill an ice cube tray with the rosé and freeze for at least 8 hours. (They will not fully harden due to the alcohol content.)
- Add the rosé cubes, sorbet, vodka, and grenadine to a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the frosé into glasses and garnish with strawberries.
Chelsie is the blogger behind Chel Loves Wine—a place for people who love wine and don’t know a lot about it, but want to learn more. Be sure to follow along with her to explore the world of wine and travel. Also, be sure to check her out on Instagram at @ChelLovesWine.