YOU GUYS! I have been waiting for froze for an entire year.
Is it froze or frosé?! I say frosé. But I also would paint my bedroom neon pink if I had the guts so….
A year! A whole year.
And even though people like my grandpa were all “oh you can totally have a glass of wine a day!” I could never ever do that so I made the frosé for everyone constantly and just looking longingly at the frosty, slushie heaven on a hot nights?
I remember. I remember it sooooo well. I’ve been waiting all year for this day, when it’s (unofficially) summer and hot enough to have some frosé! And in this case?
Um, it’s lemonade frosé.
YES. Like how can we even stand this, it’s so perfect. It’s basically rosé lemonade, frozen. Frozen wine lemonade.
I do not hate this.
In fact, I love it oh-so very much.
Uh huh. We’ve made it! It’s basically summer and we’re here and we’re living it and who cares if we can’t spend our days outside like our 12 year old selves because it’s STILL SUMMER
I’m just calling it. For me, after the longest winter everrrr, it’s summer. YEP.
Now there is just one problem. I don’t know which one you (or I!) should make this weekend.
The watermelon frosé is just dreamy because hello, it’s watermelon.
But this lemonade frosé is the perfect combination of tangy and tart and refreshing and sweet. I want to figure out how to have a permanent stash in my freezer.
I guess it would be lemonade frosé granita then. Hmmmm.
So when it comes to the lemonade, I say just buy it. But your favorite brand. For this, I used Simply Lemonade which is the one I tend to buy if we’re having parties or something. I mean, I love to make homemade lemonade and most times, think that nothing else can beat it.
But since we’re just going to whip it up with some wine, I wouldn’t go to all the trouble of juicing your lemons and all that jazz. Save that for when you want a refreshing glass of lemonade on it’s own. Not one that we’re combining with (the perfection of) rosé.
And now, I just told you it’s EASY. There is really no excuse, so let’s have a lemonade froze party this weekend!
- 1 (standard 750mL) bottle of dry rosé
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1/2 cup rosé syrup (recipe below)
- 1 lemon, zest freshly grated
- lemon slices, for garnish
- 1/2 cup dry rosé (from an additional bottle of rosé)
- 1/2 cup sugar
The night before, pour the rosé into two ice cube trays (you might need three trays depending on the size, but two should do it!) and freeze.
When it’s time to make the frosé, place the ice cubes, rosé syrup, lemonade and lemon zest in a blender. Blend until it’s a slushy-like consistency. I like to refrain from adding ice until I see the consistency. Some rosé’s freeze different, so you might need a handful or 2 of ice to make it more slushy. If it’s TOO icy and won’t blend, add more of the rosé from the bottle that you used for the syrup!
Pour the froze into glasses and serve with a garnish of lemon.
Combine the wine and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble, then turn off the heat. Let it cool completely. If you made it ahead of time (you totally can!), store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
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