Recipe testing cocktails for over a decade means you stay on top of beverage trends, and I’ll never forget when Frosé came onto the scene in the summer of 2016. Bar Primi in NYC is credited with creating the super popular cocktail, but since then, nearly everyone has put their take on the wine slushy cocktail. And you know what? I think they’ve all spelled the name wrong. 😜 This recipe for homemade frozé takes a summertime staple and makes it approachable in your home kitchen. And yes, despite what you’ve read on Google, the rosé wine you choose does matter!
One of my favorite establishments at Disney Springs, Wine Bar George, serves up their spin on Frosé, which featured vodka, strawberries, and a bold rosé wine. This recipe features a double dose of strawberry by using frozen berries and strawberry simple syrup. You can skip the strawberry simple syrup and use another sweetener in a pinch, but I highly recommend making a batch. Then, you can enjoy a few iced strawberry lattes with the leftover syrup.Jump to Recipe
💕 why you'll love this frozé recipe
🍓 boozy & berries. This frozé recipe is strawberry forward and features a full-body pinot noir rosé wine. Using a pinot noir rosé maximizes berry flavors! There’s also ¼ cup of vodka thrown in for good measure. 😜
❄️ icy cool. Beat the heat with this frozen wine slushie. You’ll be the hero of any pool party or BBQ throughout the whole summer!
🥂 party perfect. This frozé is perfect for parties and gatherings. You can make it in advance and keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to blitz and serve!
- frozen strawberries - using frozen strawberries and frozen rosé means you won’t need to water your cocktail down by adding in ice cubes. If you are able to, I like to freeze fresh strawberries for the best flavor. I also love doing so when they are in peak season or on sale at the grocery store, because home-frozen berries taste so much better than store-bought ones!
- strawberry simple syrup - this is an extra step for sure, but it is oh-so-worth it for the extra punch of strawberry flavor you get. It’ll take you about 30 minutes or so to make a batch of strawberry simple syrup, or you can substitute regular simple syrup if you are in a pinch. Check the recipe card for instructions on how to make the frozé without any syrup on hand, too.
- rosé wine - the wine you choose matters, but it’s also flexible depending on your flavor preferences. I recommend choosing a rosé wine that is full-bodied, made with grapes like Pinot Noir, Grenache, or Syrah. Bolder rosé tends to be less sweet, which balances well with the berries.
- vodka - you’ll need a small amount of vodka for this recipe, and again I recommend going with a nice quality vodka like Absolut or Tito’s.
Step 1: Pour rosé in ice cube trays and freeze until mostly solid, at least 6 - 8 hours or overnight.
Step 2: Once the rosé wine is frozen, remove the ice cube trays from the freezer.
Step 3: Add the frozen rosé to the blender jar.
Step 4: Add frozen strawberries to the jar of a blender.
Step 5: Add in the vodka.
Step 6: Add the strawberry simple syrup to the blender jar.
Step 7: Blend well until all ingredients have been incorporated.
Step 8: Pour into a cocktail glass of choice and serve. Garnish with a strawberry and a sprig of fresh mint.
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🍽️ serving tips
Choose Your Glass
- Serve this frozé in cocktail glasses of your choice, from a coupe to a rocks glass.
- Since it’s frozen, I love serving it in double-walled glasses or other insulated glasses.
- My absolute favorite glasses to serve frozé in are corkcicle tumblers.
How and Where to Serve it
- This recipe is perfect for a party! Bring this frozé to a pool party, barbecue, or picnic!
- Garnishes are optional, but I love to use them as flavor clues for the beverage you're serving.
- Garnish each glass with a berry and a sprig of fresh mint if you have it.
ℹ️ troubleshooting tips
- Melty - If your frozé gets melty, you can pop it back in the freezer to firm up. It will not fully freeze because of the alcohol content, but freezing it again will keep it from turning totally liquid. If your blender doesn’t fit in your freezer, you can pour the froze into a large zip-top bag and place it in the freezer. This is also a super genius way to bring it to a pool party or beach bash. 😏
- Too Liquid - If your frozé doesn’t seem to be freezing at all, and is way too liquidy, add in some more frozen strawberries to thicken things up.
- Too sweet - If things are too sweet for your liking, you can squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the mix to balance it out.
⚖️ Scaling Tips
- This recipe scales nicely, but you may need to make it in batches to fit in your blender.
- You can also cut this recipe in half by only using half a bottle of rosé wine!
🔆 top tip
Use a zip top bag, like this mega bag from stasher with a 104 ounce capacity, to freeze the wine and store this cocktail in advance of a party or gathering! Squish the bag to break up the icy crystals if it freezes too solid.
Missing an ingredient? No problem. Check out these tried-and-true substitutions, or comment below with your question. I’m here to help you troubleshoot!
- ice cubes - instead of freezing your rosé, you can add 1 cup of ice cubes to the blender to get the frosty consistency. Your final cocktail will be a little watered down, but you can add more strawberry syrup or vodka if you like to boost the flavor and/or booziness.
- fresh strawberries - use fresh strawberries instead of frozen ones, but you’ll need to add in about ½ cup of ice cubes to get the right consistency.
- regular simple syrup - if you don’t have time to make strawberry simple syrup, you can use regular simple syrup. If you don’t have simple syrup, substitute.
- other berries - sub in other berries, like blueberries or raspberries.
Feeling like a rebel?! 😈 Feel free to stray from the recipe card using these variations, or leave me a comment with your own!
- sparkling - Top your frozé with prosecco or sparkling rosé wine for an extra special celebratory cocktail!
- watermelon - frozen watermelon also works wonderfully in this recipe! You can also use watermelon simple syrup instead of strawberry simple syrup, too!
- white wine - If you don’t have a bottle of rosé on hand, you can use a crisp, dry, white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc to make your frozé.
- citrus - add in the juice from a lemon, about ¼ cup of juice, to give your frozé a little extra zingy kick!
🧰 equipment needed
- blender - You’ll need a blender to make this frozé because you will need to blend up the frozen strawberries with the other ingredients. You can use a blender with a jar, or an immersion blender. I have a Blendtec blender that I use for high-speed mixing. I like it fine, but when it kicks the bucket I’m getting this baby. 😛
- cocktail glasses - If you’re serving for looks, you can’t go wrong with a coupe glass. Also, I absolutely love enjoying frozé (and other wine!) in my corkcicle tumblers. They are double-walled stainless steel and keep things cold for longer!
- ice cube trays - In the photographs I used these souper cube ice cube trays and I fell in love with them! They are so well made, and I believe they are worth the extra price tag. I also have and love these silicone ice cube trays from Tovolo. While the can be a little tricky to get certain frozen liquids out of, the wine comes out of these very easily since it doesn’t freeze totally solid.
You can make this cocktail in advance and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it. You may need to pop it back in a blender to break up the ice crystals before serving, but you can keep it in the freezer for up to a week with no issues to quality!
Frozé (sometimes called frosé) is a frozen cocktail made with rosé wine as the main ingredient. The best part about frozé is that it combines the crispness of rosé with a slushy texture, creating a visually appealing and delicious drink.
Choose a rosé wine made with Pinot Noir, Grenache, or Syrah grapes if possible. The bolder grapes create a wine that is not as sweet as people sometimes think rosé can be.
Serve froze in glasses of your choice, like a coupe glass, wine glass, or double-walled glass. I love serving it in insulated corkcicle tumblers.
Yes! You can make frozé in advance, up to a week even, and keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it. You may want to give it a quick blitz in the blender before serving it to break up the ice crystals that form and give it a more slushy consistency.
This cocktail is known as "frozen rosé" shortened to "frosé." Because it is frozen, I like throwing the z in there. 😛
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- 1 Blender use a blender with a jar or an immersion blender
- 2 - 3 ice cube trays
- 1 stasher bag, mega size optional, for storage or freezing the wine instead of ice cube trays.
- 120 g Frozen Strawberries 1 cup
- 1 bottle Rosé wine Pinot Noir, Grenache, or Syrah grapes
- ¼ cup Vodka
- 3 ounces strawberry simple syrup up to 4 ounces, depending on level of sweetness you'd like
- Pour rose in ice cube trays and freeze. It will not freeze completely solid because of the alcohol content.
- When the rosé wine is frozen, add frozen berries to the jar of a blender.
- Remove the wine ice cube trays from freezer and place the frozen rosé in the jar of a blender.
- Add in the vodka and simple syrup.
- Blend well, until all ingredients have been incorporated.
- Pour into cocktail glass of choice and serve.
🧯food safety & other information
Food safety is an important ingredient in any recipe for success! Here are some tips to keep you safe in the kitchen!
- Always enjoy alcohol responsibly, and never give alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age. For more information about responsible alcohol consumption, click here.