Frose’ with Grapefruit Simple Syrup

Frose. Frozen Rose. It genuinely doesnt get more summery or girl gang appropriate than this. Its SO easy to do- but there are so many recipes out there that it can get super daunting. I’ve tried several, most were too sweet- some way too fruity (I actually want to taste the wine!)

I prefer my Summer cocktails light, refreshing, never too sweet and ALWAYS with a hint of fresh citrus. Here, I use my absolute favorite combo: Grapefruit and Lime. Feel free to substitute the grapefruit for raspberry or strawberries, and the lime for lemon.

Youll need to plan a little bit ahead and freeze the rose the night before. You can also make the simple syrup the night before or a few hours in advance to knock a few steps out of the way.

I had several of my girlfriends over recently and it was the perfect drink to have while we gossiped and enjoyed each others company. We have all been friends for decades but life gets in the way and we dont get together near as often as we should- what better reason to make such a fancy little treat!? They are totally worth the trouble.

Ingredients: Serves 5-6 Glasses per batch

  • 1 bottle Rose wine (literally any price point will do- just choose a deeper pink as opposed to a very very pale Rose. Freezing it dilutes the flavor and color slightly.)
  • 3 1/2 Ounces Grapefruit Simple Syrup * I usually add this much and then taste for sweetness after blending up. Add more if you want it sweeter.
  • Juice from two medium sized limes (you want about 2 ounces worth)
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 1-2 Ounces Very cold silver Tequila

To make the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of water, and 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-4 thick Slices Fresh Grapefruit
  1. Freeze your rose. The bottles I purchased for these batches were 5.99 each and worked perfectly. One bottle per batch you plan to make. I pour the entire bottle into a large plastic tupperware container with a tight lid and freeze overnight. The wine will become slushy and semi-hard.
  2. Make your Simple Syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to just a boil and make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Add grapefruit slices and let steep for at least 30 minutes to an hour. When you are ready to blend up the frose remove the grapefruit slices and discard them. Store simple syrup in the fridge in a sealed container for several days. You can add it to sparkling water, any juice or Tea (or margaritas)!

3. When you are ready to blend up the Frose: Scrape the frozen wine into a blender. Squeeze in the juice of two fresh limes. Add your grapefruit simple syrup. Add the tequila. Add 1 cup crushed ice. Blend on High for several seconds until everything is totally combined and its the consistency of a thin milkshake.

4. When it is all mixed together and there are no large clumps of Ice or Rose, put the entire blender container into the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will thicken it back up and make it the perfect consistency. IMG_6901

To serve, I pour into the fanicest glasses I own, slice up a lime and a strawberry and garnish it. Its easier (and more fun) to drink with a bright colored straw too.

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