If you haven’t yet met frosé (aka frozen rosé), let me formally introduce you to your new favorite pink drink of summer that you’ll be sipping on from now until Labor Day. And while frosé has become fairly ubiquitous at trendy patio bars across the country, I bet that most of you haven’t tried making it at home, amiright? I hadn’t either, since I assumed there was some special trick or equipment needed to achieve the right consistency. Wrong! Turns out, it’s as simple as planning a day ahead, and all you really need is a blender, a freezer, and a bottle of the good stuff. Scroll on to read how it’s done, as well as the secret ingredient that’ll make your frosé taste better than most of the others out there you may have tried.
photos by kristen kilpatrick
These photos were taken at Hotel San José, aka everyone’s favorite spot for frosé in Austin (and I just realized that José rhymes with frosé. Coincidence? I think not.) I’ll still enjoy one of these frosty glasses on their patio any sunny day of the week, but when I need an at-home fix…
The secret to making the best frosé is the strawberry syrup that’s in this recipe, since let’s face it: slushy drinks need to be a little bit sweet. The strawberries also intensify the pink hue of the finished drink and make it the perfect light, fruity concoction for easy summertime sips. Recipe card is below, and I’d love to hear if y’all give it a try!