Strawberry rhubarb frosé

This summer heat has got me dreaming up slushy cocktail recipes, because it’s either that or a slurpee everyday.

I’m from Winnipeg, so it’s totally normal to drink a slurpee everyday.  But…why do that when I can make my own boozy slurpee, right?!?

I will admit I’m a little behind the times when it comes to frosé, but better late to the party than never.  And I promise you this recipe is soooooo worth the wait!  Filled with fresh, seasonal strawberries and rhubarb this drink is seriously amazing.

This drink requires an 8+ hour wait for the rosé to freeze, so factor that in when making it. I usually freeze the rosé (as below) the day before I want to make and drink the cocktail.  Also, the whole drink can actually be made ahead and kept frozen too, so don’t be afraid to make a big batch.

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YIELD – 4 to 6 drinks

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle of rosé wine (750 ml)* – I used Matua Wines
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 11/4 cup sliced fresh rhubarb
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar (if you prefer things sweeter, you can add more sugar)

To Garnish

  • 1-2 fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1-2 free rhubarb stalks
  • Mint leaves

*Special Note: Any rosé will do, however I chose a lighter rosé made with pinot noir as I find it has the best flavour for this drink.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Open the bottle of rosé and set aside 1/2 cup.
  2. Then pour the rest of the bottle into ice cube holds and put in the freezer for at least 8 hours or until frozen, (I do it overnight).
  3. Put a sauce pan on medium heat, once warm add 11/2 cups of sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the sliced rhubarb (and set the rest aside), and the 1/2 cup of reserved rosé.  Heat until the mixture starts to bubble (about 6-8 minutes). Then add the white sugar and let cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and let cool, the strain the liquid into a container and put in the refrigerator.  (We don’t need the fruit anymore, but if you add a tsp. of chia seeds to it you have a quick and delicious jam that you can spread on toast or add to oatmeal, yogurt or granola).
  4. Once the rosé is frozen you are ready.  In a high-powered blender, add the rosé ice cubes, the last 1/2 cup sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of sliced rhubarb, and the syrup you made earlier.  Blend until slushy.
  5. Pour into cocktail glasses, and garnish with a sliced strawberry, rhubarb stalk dipped in sugar and mint leaf.

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Hope you have a sunny weekend filled with family, friends and frosé.

Till the next recipe.

 

Kristen xo

 

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10 thoughts on “Strawberry rhubarb frosé

  1. sugarlovespices says:

    That frosé looks and sounds delicious with my favorite combo ever. Also, pretty easy to make. Perfect for summer gatherings. Pinned.

    • kmysweetmess says:

      Me too, haha! Oh fingers crossed this weekend brings you warm weather and sunshine Gabby. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Denise Pare-Watson says:

    I am not familiar with frosé and I am delighted to read about your lovely frozen fruit beverage. It looks refreshing and delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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