Just Make Frosé With Popsicles

Photo: Claire Lower
Photo: Claire Lower

Every summer, people lose their shit over frosé, a pink wine slushy that — to me — is perfectly fine. I’ve ordered a few at various establishments with outdoor seating, but I’ve never been inspired to make one at home — understandable when you consider how finicky most frosé recipes are.

Like, what are we even doing here? A truly good wine shouldn’t be obscured with sugar and strawberries (the most common frosé ingredients… besides rosé), and cheap pink wine isn’t worthy of in-season strawberries or my valuable time. (I saw one recipe that demanded I make a special strawberry syrup. No.)

Also, have you heard of popsicles? They already contain both strawberries and sugar, and they happen to be frozen, so you don’t have to worry about making or buying a whole bunch of ice, the most annoying thing to make or buy. Just throw a couple of popsicles in a blender with some wine. Blend it. You’re done.

We all float down here. (Photo: Claire Lower)

You may have noticed that I just listed two — not three — ingredients, and we can’t have that during 3-Ingredient Happy Hour. Rather than add anything to the blender, potentially rendering the slush less slushy, I recommend you add a float of whatever liquor you desire. I went with gin, but I chose Campari. You can do whatever you want. (You could even leave the float off entirely, and enjoy a 2-ingredient happy hour!) To make this pink slush thingy, you will need:

  • 120mL cheap rosé
  • 2 strawberry popsicles (the bar-shaped kind, not two skinny twin pops)
  • 22mL of whatever alcohol you wish to float on top

Scrape the popsicles off of their little sticks into a blender or a cup large enough to accommodate a hand blender. Add the wine and blend until you have a slush. Pour it into a chilled coupe, then float your gin (or whatever) on top.

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