Crisp, fruity, and refreshing, this frosé recipe is a rosé cocktail blended into a wine slushie mix with frozen fruit and a little honey! You’re going to love this frozen strawberry cocktail. All your favorite restaurants are serving it, and now you can easily make it at home!
Frosé is one of the best summer drinks you can make at home. Using frozen fruit, like frozen strawberries, and rosé wine, it makes the perfect simple cocktail recipe for any summer party. Add this to your list of simple mixed drinks for a backyard BBQ menu, or just enjoy it yourself on a hot summer weekend! A Frosé Rosé is even the perfect fit for your wedding shower ideas or birthday celebrations.
What is a Frosé?
Somewhere in the last few years, as rosé was making the comeback of its life and warm weather enthusiasts were reaching for the pink drink, someone thought to freeze wine. And thus, the frozen rosé drink was born—a wine slushie recipe now known as the frosé.
Let’s go back to the basics. The term ‘frosé’ (pronounced FRO-zay) comes from the combination of the words ‘frozen’ and ‘rosé’. And as far as names go, it’s quite accurate. A frosé is essentially a wine slushie, perfect for serving during warmer months to put a twist on the ever-popular rosé cocktail.
What is Rosé wine?
Rosé wine is a refreshing pink wine, with a bright flavor and many of the same traits as white wine. Rosé is an adaptable wine you can pair with many different dishes, as some bottles are dry and pair well with dishes like fish and chicken (like our Grilled Bruschetta Chicken), while some are sweeter and pair well with hearty beef dishes like our Beef Chuck Roast.
You might look at these fancy frozen cocktails and wonder if you can make something like this without any sort of special equipment. Trust me, I get it. My tiny New York City apartment doesn’t have room for half of the kitchen appliances I want to invest in. As long as you have a blender, you can make this wine slushie recipe!
If, however, you live somewhere with ample kitchen space, and serve a frosé recipe frequently, there are definitely some good frosé machines available.
What do I need to make a Frosé?
You don’t need many ingredients to make a frosé recipe. As far as cocktails go, and especially wine slushies, this is a super simple drink recipe. You only need these few ingredients:
- 1 750ml bottle of rosé
- 2 cups frozen fruit (strawberries or watermelon are my favorites!)
- 2 tablespoons honey
One of the best parts about this easy strawberry cocktail is that you can buy your strawberries frozen or your can freeze your own in-season strawberries!
How to Make Frosé
Frozen rosé wine slushies are easy to make following just a few simple steps. You do not need a fancy frosé machine (but by all means, use it if you have it!) to make them; I just use my blender:
- Pour a bottle (750ml) of your favorite rosé into a Tupperware container and place it in the freezer until frozen (about 8 hours).
- Add the rosé, frozen fruit, and honey to the blender, and pulse until everything is combined.
- Serve immediately.
Removing the frozen rosé from the Tupperware is much easier than it sounds. It doesn’t freeze entirely solid, so you can scoop it out easily to add to your blender!
Can I make Frosé the night before?
Yes, you can! Once blended, simply place the mixture back in Tupperware and freeze again until ready to enjoy—this is how we recommend storing Frosé. Re-pulse in your blender before serving.
What flavors of Frosé are there?
At its most basic, a frosé recipe is usually made with strawberries. Because nothing screams summer like frozen strawberry recipes, am I right? The good news is, you can mix just about any berry or frozen fruit into this frosé recipe.
A few of my favorite flavors for wine slushies are:
- Strawberry frosé
- Watermelon frosé
- Mango frosé
- Peach frosé
The concept is the same; blend frozen fruit of your choice with a little sweetener and rosé wine, and you have yourself the wine slushie mix of your dreams. I like strawberry and watermelon, but what about strawberry peach? We even have guides on how to freeze peaches and how to peel peaches the easy way, if you want to give that a shot!
What should I serve Frosé with?
Can I say everything without sounding unreasonable? Whether you are looking for the perfect refreshing summer drinks for a BBQ, brunch with friends or just to treat yourself on a hot summer day while sitting by the pool, add this frosé recipe to your rotation! It really does go with everything.
In all seriousness though, frosé is a frozen drink, so it will likely start to melt once you put it in the sun. That’s why it pairs so nicely with BBQ and picnic foods, all meant to eat in warm weather. We recommend enjoying it with:
Easy Strawberry Recipes
For a celebration or special occasion, try serving this frosé rosé with a strawberry shortcake recipe (like our homemade strawberry shortcake biscuits!)—it’s a real treat of a combination!
If you have littler guests to serve, try making them a Strawberry Dole Whip. It’s a fun frozen treat kids and adults both love!
If you enjoyed this frosé recipe, let us know in the comments and with a rating! And, try these other refreshing summer drinks you’re sure to love:
- Pickled Strawberry Cocktail
- Moscato Sangria, Rose Sangria, Blueberry Fruity Sangria, or Peach Sangria
- Frozen Tropical Fruit Rum Cocktail
- Watermelon Mint Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
- 750 ml rose
- 2 cups frozen fruit (I prefer strawberry or watermelon)
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Place rose wine in a container and freeze for no less than 6 hours.
- Add frozen wine, frozen fruit, and honey to the blender. Pulse until combined.
- Serve immediately.
- You don’t need a frosé machine to make this easy cocktail recipe. A blender works just fine!
- You can try other fruits with this recipe. We recommend giving mango or peach a try!