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Frosé Wine ‒ The Summer Cocktail Trend That’s Here To Stay!

All your questions on the frozen drink of the moment ‒ strawberry frośe ‒ answered, from the origin of the frośe cocktail, to an easy frośe recipe.

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If there’s one drink you need on your radar this spring, it’s the frośe cocktail. What started in 2016 as an experiment in New York pasta shop Bar Primi, is now exploding all over our social media feeds ‒ and for good reason.


With the weather warming up, rosé wine is already a popular choice. But taking things to the next level is this frozen drink, which combines these blush wines with frozen strawberries to make for a refreshing summer cocktail.

For frosé fans, the drink transports them back to their childhood when they cooled down with slushies on a summer’s day… consider the strawberry frośe the grown-up version ‒ with wine.


And it’s not just the taste ‒ the frośe cocktail is definitely visually appealing too, with its delightful pink colour, which is probably part of the reason it went viral.

How To Make Frosé

The best thing about this drink is how versatile it is. You can have fun with an easy frosé recipe ‒ there really is no right or wrong way to do it. You can use frozen strawberries or fresh, add simple syrup for extra sweetness, and even freeze the rosé wine the night before to get (almost) frozen wine, to get the right consistency.


Its popularity comes down to the fact it is simple to make; when people see it churning away in a frose machine (aka a slushie machine) at their favourite bar, they might think it’s hard. But there are plenty of easy frosé recipes, and the ingredients aren’t difficult to find either ‒ a bottle of rosé and a punnet of strawberries will do the trick.

Here’s a quick frosé recipe you can try:


  • 1 punnet of strawberries cut into quarters
  • 1 bottle of rosé wine
  • 1tbsp of simple syrup (optional)
  • 1tbsp lemon juice (optional)
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish



  1. Wash the strawberries freeze overnight.
  2. Pour a bottle of rosé wine into a zip lock bag, and lay it down flat in a tray in the freezer.
  3. When ready to serve, add the frozen wine into the blender or Thermomix, add around two-thirds of the frozen strawberries and blend (adjust the balance of strawberries to get the right consistency).
  4. Add a tablespoon of simple syrup to sweeten, if you like, and a tablespoon of lemon juice to balance the acidity.
  5. To serve, pour into a wine glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry.


If you want to make the cocktail extra boozy, you can try a frosé vodka recipe ‒ just add vodka when blending. You can also swap out the original strawberry frosé with other summer fruits ‒ watermelon frosé is a popular option.


And though it may be tempting to see if you can make frosé with sparkling rosé ‒ it is possible ‒ but freezing sparkling wine can often compromise the taste. 

Trending Bottles Of Rosé

Squealing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé

This rosé wine has intense flavours with notes of mandarin and watermelon. The natural acidity is complemented with the sweetness of freshly picked strawberries.  

Audrey Wilkinson Rosé

Made from merlot and tempranillo in the Hunter Valley, the zesty wine has strong berry notes, particularly strawberries and cranberries, and a dry finish.  

Champteloup Rosé d’Anjou

A French rosé wine full of texture, with hints of summer red berry fruits. The grolleau and cabernet franc grapes add creaminess on the palate.  

Jim Barry ‘Barry & Sons’ Rosé

Packed with strong blackcurrant and cherry flavours, this rosé wine has a moreish taste with a hint of strawberries and cream.  

Zilzie Liv Lighter Rosé

A lower alcohol alternative, the wine has a floral rose water undertone and strawberry and raspberry notes.  

Peter Lehmann Portrait Rosé

Made from grenache with a touch of shiraz, this dry rosé is refreshing with hints of fresh berries and citrus.
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