How to Make Watermelon Frosé
Summer is officially here, and what better way is there to celebrate than with Frosé? Frosé (aka frozen rosé) has become an extremely trendy Summer cocktail over the past few years, and for good reason. It's the perfect adult slushi, and the fact that it's naturally pink is a dead giveaway for why I keep it on my go-to list. It's totally on brand, duh!
I've been attending a lot of events lately around the city, and I'm never disappointed by their "signature cocktail" of the evening, or what they have to offer on their specialty list. Since I've been trying different combinations more and more, I decided to get a little creative on my own in the kitchen and put my twist on the traditional Frosé recipe.
When I think of Summertime, immediately the refreshing taste of watermelon pops into my head. The sweet and juicy flavor, and the signature crunch of a perfectly ripe watermelon is, in my opinion, more addictive than any other snack. I don't even care that watermelon juice is dripping down my chin or that I've got my cheeks sandwiched between an enormous slice of rind. It's really no wonder that when I imagined myself lounging poolside this Summer with a cocktail in hand, I knew that watermelon had to play a major part in it.
The wonderful thing about this Frosé recipe is that you can use any brand of rosé you want to make it! I went with the Sofia Monterey County 2017 Rosé by Francis Coppola because I read on the bottle that it has a fragrant perfume of fresh strawberries and lavender, and notes of cherry, raspberry and citrus zest. Also... because it's pretty. Isn't that how everyone chooses their wine!? Anyway, it was delicious and I would definitely use it in this recipe again because it made the flavor that much more complex without any added effort on my end.
In case you haven't peeked at the recipe below yet, you should know that this cocktail is super simple to make and only requires 4 ingredients total. It's the ultimate pretty drink for a relaxed girls' weekend, a poolside lounge, or just a night in watching The Bachelorette (aka my perfect Monday night).
- 1/2 Watermelon, cubed and frozen
- 1 Bottle of Rosé
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 Lime
- Cut 1/2 watermelon into 1 inch slices, remove the rind, and cut into cubes. Place all cubed watermelon in an air-tight container to freeze overnight.
- Once watermelon cubes are frozen, transfer to a large blender. Add 3/4 bottle of rosé, 2 fresh mint leaves, and the juice of 1 lime.
- Blend until smooth. Add remaining rosé if needed.
- Pour into individual glasses and garnish with mint leaves and/or a slice of fresh watermelon. Serve immediately for best results.
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