The heat this month has inspired me to return to the great outdoors with my little one in tow with a slushie for him and an adult version for me… and combined with my favorite summertime beverage – we call it a frosé! (recipe courtesy of bon appetit so you know it’s amazing!)
Here’s How to Make It:
What You Need:
- 1 bottle of rosé (they recommend a hearty bold one with Merlot or Pinot Noir background – but since I was at home with the kid and I sent my husband to the store with the instructions to buy the darkest colored rosé he could find… the result was a choice between a $5 or $37 bottle – and we needed diapers too so… )
- handful fresh mint leaves (my addition)
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 8oz. strawberries (and raspberries because I love them and it’s summertime!)
How You Do It:
- Pour rosé into a 13x9″ pan and freeze until almost solid (it won’t completely solidify due to the alcohol), at least 6 hours.
- Meanwhile, bring sugar and ½ cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Add strawberries, remove from heat, and let sit 30 minutes to infuse syrup with strawberry flavor. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl (do not press on solids); cover and chill until cold, about 30 minutes.
- Scrape rosé into a blender. Add lemon juice, 3½ ounces strawberry syrup, and 1 cup crushed ice and purée until smooth. Transfer blender jar to freezer and freeze until frosé is thickened (aim for milkshake consistency), 25–35 minutes.
- Blend again until frosé is slushy. Divide among glasses. Garnish with mint pop in a straw and head outside!