Frosé (Frozen Rosé)

Summer calls for Frosé, the pink wine slushy of your dreams. Made with rosé wine, it’s easy to make with just four ingredients and you’ll love sipping on it all season long.

A glass of pink Frosé.

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Easy Frosé recipe

Wine has been around for centuries, but one of society’s recent favorites is a bottle of rosé in the summertime.

But then rosé took it up a notch. There’s nothing more Instagrammable than a glass of frosé, a frozen rosé slushy made with real wine.

The frosé trend is popular at restaurants and bars with slushy machines, but you don’t need one to make a batch at home. It’s the perfect blend of wine and sweetness, ideal for hot days. 

Get out a good blender, a bottle of rosé and some ice to start making your new go-to cocktail. 

More rosé recipes: Rosé Wine GranitaRosé Wine SangriaRosé Gummy BearsPink Champagne Cocktail

Two glasses of pink frosé with mint leaves and a bottle of wine.

Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love this rosé wine slushie recipe for many reasons:

  • Frosé is easy to make in your own kitchen with a blender.
  • You only need four ingredients, plus ice.
  • You’ll love how refreshing it is on a hot day!

It’s the perfect summer cocktail. Make frosé for backyard barbecues, pool parties or happy hour on a hot summer day. 

What is frosé?

Frosé is a refreshing, frozen slushy drink made from rosé wine. This frozen cocktail is a popular fixture at bars and restaurants in the summer.

Even though rosé is usually already somewhat sweet, additional sweeteners and liqueurs are sometimes added to make frosé sweeter.

Sometimes this adult slushie takes on a fruity flavor. You can add some frozen fruit or fresh fruit into the blender, such as berries or melon. 

A bottle of Dark Horse rosé wine with a horse on it.

What is rosé wine?

Rosé wine a pink-colored wine. It’s not the same as red or white wine.

While rosé wine can be made by blending white and red wines, it is usually made by pressing red grapes and briefly soaking the skins with the grape juice until the winemaker believes the perfect pink color and flavor have been achieved.

The juice is strained off from the skins and then undergoes the fermentation process to turn it into rosé wine.

Tools & glassware

To make homemade frosé, you’ll need to get out your blender. 

You will also need ice: Make ice in ice cube trays ahead of time or stock up on a bag if you plan to make a lot of frosé.

Serve it up in wine glasses or stemless wine glasses, and serve it with a straw for easy sipping.

A pink drink with mint leaves on a gold plate.

Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need to grab at the grocery store to make this recipe:

Rosé Wine

Light and bright, rosé wine is the star of this show. For help choosing one, check out this guide to rosé wine.

Rosé can be sweet or dry. I recommend pairing one that is dry so you can sweeten the frosé to your liking with honey, but you can use either. (You may wish to omit the honey if you choose a sweet one.)

Though you don’t have to chill your rosé ahead of time, it’s recommended you do so for at least two hours before making it into frosé so it doesn’t melt the ice.

A bottle of clear orange liqueur.

Orange liqueur

Add an orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau or plain triple sec to add an extra boozy kick, orange flavor and a hint of sweetness. 

Alternatively, you can use a shot of vodka or flavored vodka, such as citrus vodka or pomegranate vodka, to infuse some extra fruity flavor. 

But if you want to keep things simple, feel free to skip the extra booze. 

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a staple for so many cocktails and in frosé, the citrus balances the sweetness of the wine and orange liqueur. 

I always recommend using fresh lemon juice if you can. The bottled stuff tends to be a lot more tart, but it will work fine in a pinch! You can use fresh lime juice instead too. 

Honey

Use your favorite local honey in this cocktail recipe. You can also use a simple syrup, honey syrup or maple syrup. Sugar will work too. 

A pink drink of Frosé with mint leaves and corks.

Variations and substitutions

Mix things up with one of these variations. Any of them would be a delicious cocktail on hot summer days: 

Strawberry frosé: Use strawberry simple syrup instead of honey, or throw in a few fresh or frozen strawberries into the blender. Garnish with slices of fresh strawberries. 

Watermelon frosé: Add a cup of watermelon cubes into the mix to make an even more summery version of frosé.

Peach frosé: Throw in a cup of fresh peach slices or frozen peaches to give your frosé the best flavor. 

Non-alcoholic frosé: Use a non-alcoholic rosé wine such as this rosé wine alternative.

A glass of Frosé being poured into a glass.
A bottle of wine is being poured into a glass or Frosé.

How to make Frosé

Here’s how to make this easy frozen rosé recipe:

  1. In a high-powered blender, combine the wine, lemon juice, triple sec, honey and ice.
  2. Blend well until it reaches a slushy consistency.
  3. Then pour the wine mixture into wine glasses. 
  4. If desired, top with a little extra float of chilled rosé wine .
  5. To each one, add a straw, garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy this boozy slushie! 

That’s it! If you want it thicker, you can add more ice. If you want it thinner, add a splash more of rosé.

A pink drink with a mint leaf on top.

Tips & tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • You will also need lots of ice cubes: Freeze up an ice tray ahead of time or stock up on a bag if you plan to make a lot of frosé.
  • Fresh juice will be more delicate than the bottled concentrate.
  • Use a dry rosé wine so you can adjust the sweetness level to your liking.

What to serve with Frosé

Rosé wine is ideal to pair with a light meal, a sunny late afternoon spent al fresco or sipped with a pre-dinner snack.

Frosé takes this up quite a few notches, and it’s especially delicious with summertime meals. Frosé makes the perfect food pairing, as it goes with practically everything!

Try it with popcorn shrimp and olives, tacos or burgers or a cheese and charcuterie plate.

Two pink drinks with mint leaves on a gold plate.

FAQ

How do you make frosé?

Frosé is made by blending rosé wine in a blender or slushy machine, with ice, liqueur and fruit juices.

What is frosé?

Frosé is a nickname for frozen rosé wine, a slushy drink made by blending rosé wine with ice, liqueurs and fruits or fruit juices.

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A glass of pink Frosé.

Easy Frosé

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This easy Frosé is a sweet, delicious frozen drink made right in your blender with real rosé wine.
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ingredients

  • 2 cups rosé wine chilled
  • ¼ cup lemon juice fresh
  • 4 ounces triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • mint sprigs for garnish

instructions

  • In a blender, combine the wine, lemon juice, triple sec, honey and ice.
  • Blend well until it reaches a slushy consistency.
  • Pour into wine glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve with straws.

notes

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:
  • You will also need ice: Make ice in an ice tray ahead of time or stock up on a bag if you plan to make a lot of frosé.
  • Fresh juice will be more delicate than the bottled concentrate.
  • Use a dry rosé wine so you can adjust the sweetness level to your liking.

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nutrition information

Yield: 6 servings

amount per serving:

Serving: 1.5cups Calories: 146kcal Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 0.1g Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0.02g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 20mg Fiber: 0.04g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 6mg Iron: 0.05mg
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