Say hello to your new favorite summer cocktail! Strawberry Frosé, aka frozen rosé, made with 5 ingredients, no refined sugar and only 200 calories per drink.
A few weeks ago one of my best girlfriends, Britt, moved away to Wisconsin. Her parents live in Richmond so I know she’ll be back to visit often, but it was still such a bummer to see her go. We made the most of her last full weekend in town by doing an all-day (9:30AM to 11:00PM) Richmond adventure. Nothing was planned out — we just went from one thing to another as we pleased and it ended up being one of the best days I’ve had in a long time.
There were quite a few highlights including a little shopping at the SOTJ Farmers Market, walking the Pipeline, having lunch at Union Market and sipping frosé at Kabana Rooftop. After walking about six miles we totally needed something cold, icy and refreshing!
I’ll be the first to admit that I LOOVE frozen drinks, but I rarely order them because they’re usually made with mixes, filled with sugar and who knows what else.
Luckily frozen cocktails are super easy to make yourself… it’s like making a smoothie with a little alcohol instead of protein powder. 😉 Seriously though, whenever we go on a beach vacay I always make frozen drinks. I call them my concoctions. This skinny piña colada is one of my favs and if you invite me on a beach vacay with you I’ll make you all the skinny piña coladas you could ever want.
Okay, back to the frosé at Kabana!! It was a special treat and sooo good. Both Britt and I fell in love. We ordered two each and then took copious selfies with the rooftop sunset. It was fun.
And now, I want to drink nothing but frosé for the rest of the summer.
Luckily, the folks at Kabana mentioned what goes into their mixture and I was able to come up with a homemade frosé recipe that’s pretty similar using Broadbent Rosé. I actually haven’t had this rosé on it’s own, but I love Broadbent’s regular Vinho Verde so I knew it’d be good!
Hello there, delicious wine slushie!
The recipe itself is super simple and requires only a five ingredients, a good blender and little time to freeze your rosé.
The frozen strawberries add flavor, texture and they keep they give the drink an extra hint of color. There’s also a little orange juice to help blend the icy mixture and some extra rum/vodka just for funsies. If you’re not in the mood for the extra booze, simply omit the liquor.
I sweetened it up with a tiny bit of honey. You can certainly skip the honey if you’d like, but it’s a small amount and I find it helps sweeten the drink perfectly.
If you like rosé and frozen drinks you will LOVE this little combo of the two. It’s light, refreshing, pretty and so fun to drink! I’m already on team #froséallday and I’m thinking you’ll be joining me soon. Just act fast before summer is over… we only have a couple more weeks.
- 1 750ml bottle rosé
- 10 frozen strawberries
- 3 ounces strawberry, guava or passionfruit rum or vodka
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Pour rosé into two ice cube molds and freeze at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
- Add frozen rosé cubes, strawberries, rum, orange juice and honey into a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
We’re off to Charlotte, NC today! Isaac has some work stuff to take care of so we’ll be spending Thursday evening in the city and then hanging out with Julie and her family the rest of the weekend. Alyssa and Alex are coming too so I know it’s going to be a awesome time. Hopefully there’s some frosé involved!?!
What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun?