Rosé in it’s greatest forms

Rise and shine lovelies, I have a recipe (or two) that’s worth getting out of bed for… I promise!

I know you’re not going to believe me, BUT I have something for you that’s even better than Rosé, impossible right? That’s what I thought too – until I discovered Frozen Rosé. For those of you who have already tried it; can you believe you went this many years without it? If you don’t know what frozen rosé is; it’s the hottest (and coldest) drink trend this summer!  It’s pink, it’s boozie, and IT’S A SLUSHIE (but for adults). The only thing more refreshing than a nice cold glass of rosé is an ICE cold glass of frosé. It’s also surprisingly easy to make. If you have ice, rosé and a blender then I’m about to help you become the coolest bartender, AND the best hostess.

As you know, I’m a busy girl, so tossing things together for an evening with the ladies needs to be quick and easy. You can even change up the ingredients depending on what’s in the fridge or what you’re craving. Make extra and keep it in the freezer for last minute get togethers – or for when you need a little pick-me up. Read below for the best Rosé slush recipe, and a recipe for the cutest rosé ice cupes.

**Pro tip – try not to drink all the rosé before your friends show up!


Watermelon Rosé Slush

INGREDIENTS

– 1 x bottle of Rosé wine (Okanagan Crush Pad is the best)

– 300g of watermelon

– 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

– 50ml vodka. We used Grey Goose.

– 2 tablespoons grenadine

– (crushed ice)

      INSTRUCTIONS

 1. Pour the Rosé into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. Because of the alcohol the cubes won’t be totally hard, so a baking tray is equally as effective. In order to pry the cubes or the slushie rosé from the trays, use a small knife or spatula – but more on that later.

  1. Leave the Rosé in the fridge overnight.
  2. Chop the watermelon into approximately the same size pieces. de-seed. Add to the blender with the sugar.
  3. Add the vodka, grenadine and frozen Rosé cubes to the blender. Blend the mixture on high until smooth, adding a little crushed ice if necessary to thicken.
  4. Pour the mixture into glasses and garnish with watermelon.

Rosé Ice cubes

Okay so this recipe is derived from the Watermelon Rosé slush but it’s a little easier. You make the rosé ice cubes and leave them in that form. Perfect (and super cute) way to cool down a glass of Okanagan Crush Pad rosé, or toss in a a fruity juice. I may have just tossed an ice cube or two in my mouth.. to cool down.

INGREDIENTS

– 1 x bottle of Rosé wine (Okanagan Crush Pad is the best)

– 300g of watermelon

– 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

– 50ml vodka. We used Grey Goose.

– 2 tablespoons grenadine

– (crushed ice)

       INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour the Rosé into ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. You can blend with your favorite fruit (I use watermelon, and a bit of lemon juice) prior to freezing, but it’s also great on it’s own.
  3. Pour the mixture into glasses of liquid of your choice

I don’t know if you made it this far; if I were you – I’d be running to the kitchen after reading the first recipe. My FAVOURITE batch of rosé slush was actually one I tossed together with ingredients I already had in the fridge, and garnished with fresh mint. I hope this has given you a foolproof party bevvy to serve any time from Sunday brunch to wine and cheese night. PS. How cute are these ROSE gold rimmed glasses from The Cross Decor + Design – they have the best party-hosting accessories!



For those of you who have already tried frozen rosé, what are your favorite recipes?
For those of you who haven’t, I can’t wait to hear about how much you (and your guests) love it!

Happy Hosting!

xx

Photography by Janis Nicolay

Kitchen provided by Tomlenovich Design

Clothing provided by Mine and Yours

Hair + Makeup by Ana V Beauty

Decor by The Cross Decor + Design and HomeSense Canada

Thank-you Okanagan Crush Pad for sponsoring this post, all opinions and comments are my own.