This recipe was making the rounds on Facebook recently. It seemed relatively simple and the perfect thing to drink on a hot, humid summer evening. The original recipe can be found HERE.
Credit: Real Simple
- 1 750mL bottle dry rosé wine
- 2-3 cups strawberries, cut in half or quarters
- ½ cup raspberries (optional)
- 1-1 ½ Tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup vodka
- 2 Tbsp grenadine
- Strawberries for garnish, if desired
- Pour wine into ice cube trays and freeze (8 hours-overnight).
- Put fruit into a blender with sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes or so (so that fruit starts to make its own juice).
- Add vodka, grenadine, and frozen rose cubes.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into wine glasses and garnish with strawberry on the rim, if desired. Serve immediately.
First things first…this supposedly serves four to six. I feel it’s more like three and a half generous (10 ounce) servings, so consider that when you are preparing or serving it.
I went heavier on the fruit than the original recipe, which calls for only two cups of strawberries and no raspberries. Keep in mind that this will also impact the total volume you end up with. I didn’t taste much of the raspberries so you could omit them or adjust the ratio for more flavor.
It takes time to freeze liquor, duh. I recommend freezing the wine overnight. My cubes were only in the freezer for 8 hours and some of them were not quite fully frozen. It did not impact the flavor, but the drink will liquefy/become less slushy quickly; and certainly less quickly if the wine is completely frozen. Be prepared to use 2-3 ice cube trays, depending on the size cube your trays make.
The natural sweetness of the berries combines so nicely with the wine – it’s like an alcoholic fruit smoothie. Be advised that this drink goes down really easily. So much that, if you are not forced to share, you might discover that you’ve nearly finished a whole bottle of wine, plus a shot of vodka, by yourself. Cheers!