Indian Summer Frosé

Fall is officially almost here but the temperatures here in Buffalo, NY are still Summer-like…maybe even better than we’ve had all Summer! With hopefully more Indian Summer temps in our future, you’re going to want to enjoy them to the fullest.

This drink is a refreshing thirst-quencher especially for those of you who like me, aren’t quite ready to give up your Summer Rosé. As a kid, one of the biggest treats I can remember is when my grandfather would walk us to the 7-Eleven near their house for Slurpees. Think of this as an adult Slurpee…a perfect frozen Rosé slush of goodness or Frosé. This is a fun signature drink for your final days of Summer entertaining. It will cool you off and impress whoever you make it for! I’m planning on making it for friends this weekend for a little Pre-Fall/end of Summer fun. 😎

First, choose a full-bodied, full-flavored, dark-colored Rosé for freezing. It will lose some of its color and will be a bit diluted after freezing and blending so you want something that can hold its own!

Here are my 2 favorites:




  • 1 750 ml bottle hearty, bold Rosé
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 ounces strawberries, quartered
  • 2½ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup blueberries and a handful of mint leaves for garnish


Pour Rosé into a 13 x 9″ pan and freeze until almost solid (it won’t completely solidify due to the alcohol), at least 6 hours.

Meanwhile, bring sugar and ½ cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Add strawberries, remove from heat, and let sit 30 minutes to infuse syrup with strawberry flavor. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl (do not press on solids); cover and chill until cold, about 30 minutes.

Scrape Rosé into a blender. Add lemon juice, 3½ ounces strawberry syrup, and 1 cup crushed ice and purée until smooth. Transfer blender jar to freezer and freeze until Frosé is thickened (aim for milkshake consistency), 25–35 minutes.

Blend again until frosé is slushy. Divide among glasses. Add a few blueberries if you wish! 🙂 This recipe makes 3-4 drinks but depends on the size of the drinks you pour.

Do Ahead: Rosé can be frozen 1 week ahead.


Voilà!  Pink, pretty and delicious! Leave me a comment if you think this looks refreshing and if you think you might like to try it! Enjoy this Frosé all day! 😉


Maria McKendry

“Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.” ~ The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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