As if you needed another reason to drink rosé, frosé was invented! And the good news is you don’t have to be a master bartender to make a yummy frosé at home. Here’s a simple and easy recipe for making your own, with the added bonus of a little gin!
You will need:
- 1 bottle of rosé
- 1 ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce Kennay Farms Gin
- 1 ice cube tray (4 ounce cubes recommended)
Freeze 4 ounces of the rosé. The rosé should be left to freeze at least six hours. Remember, it’s alcohol, so it will take a while to freeze! I let mine sit overnight.
Once your rosé cubes are frozen, put two in your shaker (that will be 8 ounces) then add the simple syrup and gin. Shake a few times — not too much because these cubes are not as solid as ice cubes, they will quickly become slushy.
Pour the contents into a large martini glass. Garnish with a dried rose bud (for aesthetic purposes only)!
I chose the Kennay Farms Gin because of its citrus notes. This gin isn’t super herbal, so I think it pairs well with rosé. But if you don’t care for gin or don’t have one that is citrusy on hand, that’s okay, you don’t need the gin at all in this drink to satisfy your craving for frosé.
The simple syrup, though, is a necessity. No frosé (that tastes good) exists without sugar added. This is because rosé will get bitter as it freezes. The wine cubes will oxidize in the freezer and the chemical compounds will change, which changes the flavor profile. Keep this in mind when choosing which rosé to freeze. Don’t spend a lot of money on this bottle because it’s not worth it.
Now go forth and impress your friends with this easy at-home recipe! Cheers!