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:

  1. Pour rosé into a 13x9″ pan and freeze until almost solid (it won’t completely solidify due to the alcohol), at least 6 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Blend again until frosé is slushy. Divide among glasses. Garnish with mint pop in a straw and head outside!