Food, Lifestyle

The easiest and yummiest frozen Rosé

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
December 29th, 2016

It’s SO hot right now. I have spent the last couple of days indoors, air-con on, bra-off and generally hiding from the hideous humidity that makes my hair look like some kind of follicled fairy floss. But Saturday is New Year’s Eve and I will be forced to get my shit together and venture out of the house, put on something nice and join the party to officially welcome in 2017.

I love a par-tay. I’m a bit of a boozehound and while I will usually find any excuse to have a red wine or five, I just can’t bear the thought of drinking it in this heat. So what is a girl to do? Beer is refreshing, but after a couple I end up looking like Norm from the Life Be In It ads and the standard scotch and coke / vodka, lemon, limes are a bit of a bore really.

I want something cool and a little bit fancy. I want the alcohol equivalent of Danny and Sandy from Grease. a glass.

THIS! In a glass.

In the search for the drink that will make all my new year’s wishes come true, Monty told us about her Christmas day cocktail – The Frosé – and I was SOLD. It’s partially frozen like a slushy, so it’ll keep you nice and cool AND it has a swishy accent on top of the é, so that’s the fancy bit covered. Also, if you’ve got an ice-cube tray and a blender, you’re basically good to go – no Tom Cruise cocktail-shaking skills required.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 x 750ml bottle of dry Rosé

2 cups of sliced, fresh strawberries (plus extra for garnishing purposes)

1 tablespoon white sugar

1/4 cup of vodka

2 tablespoons grenadine (basically, red cordial)

Here’s what you do:

– Pour your bottle of Rose into the ice cube trays and allow to set in freezer. This will take around eight hours, so best to do the night before.

– Add your sliced strawberries and sugar into a blender and let it just sit there for around 10-15 minutes at room temperature. You’ll notice the strawbs will start to release their juices.

– Chuck everything else into the blender (the vodka, rose ice cubes and grenadine) and whiz on high until smooth and slushy.

– Take a thousand pics of you and your peeps sipping on the grooviest drink in all the land. Upload to Insta before things get too messy….

Summer in a glass. You. Are. Welcome.

Summer in a glass. You. Are. Welcome.

What’s your favourite cocktail for summer?