As summer draws ever closer, our minds are turning to what to drink on those long warm evenings. So we can’t visit the pub garden, but we can bring the pub to us – and then elevate it, because if we’re making the drinks ourselves, this is the time to get creative. No need to sip on yet another watery G&T or nurse a warm beer for hours to avoid having to tackle the long queues at the bar – when you’re the bartender, you can make whatever you want. Enter: the frosé slushie.
We love rosé. We love slushies. What if we put the two together? That’s the question POPSUGAR asked themselves and the result looks mouthwateringly good. Extraordinarily easy to make and oh-so refreshing, this may just become our drink of the summer.
Frosé slushie recipe
- Grab your rosé of choice. Any will work, but it’s worth remembering that a dry wine will be tangy and tart once frozen while a sweet one won’t be quite as sugary once transformed into an icy slushie. Rosé will lose some of its colour on freezing, so choose a dark-coloured wine for that ‘gram-worthy shot. Freezing will also dilute the the flavour somewhat, so choose a full-flavoured, full-bodied bottle for the best-tasting frozen treat.
- Pour the wine (however much you want) into a container, seal it and put in the freezer. Note that wine oxidises quickly, so work fast to avoid losing any of that sweet, sweet goodness. Also, decanting the wine into a wide container (such as a roasting tin) will help it freeze faster, so if you want your slushie in the next few hours, bear this in mind.
- Once frozen (this will take at least a few hours depending on your chosen container), use a knife or fork to chip away at the frozen liquid, forming small rose-tinted icy flakes. If you’ve frozen several bottles of wine together, break it into large chunks and pulse in a blender or food processor.
- The rosé slushie will begin to melt quickly, so serve immediately or return it to the freezer in it’s chipped form, ready to be consumed whenever there’s a rosé-required emergency.
- Pour into a glass and serve with a straw or spoon. If you find your slushie to be too tart, adding a splash of elderflower cordial or liqueur should to the trick to sweeten it up.
- Take things one step further and garnish with a few red berries, strawberries or edible flowers.