Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
Serves 4 to 6.
Note: Choose a full-flavored, full-bodied, dark-colored rosé for freezing. It will lose some of its color and will be a bit diluted after freezing and blending; you want something that can hold its own. The wine can be frozen for up to a week in advance. From Rick Martinez for Bon Appétit magazine.
• 1 (750 milliliter) bottle hearty, bold rosé (such as a pinot noir or merlot rosé)
• 1/2 c. sugar
• 1/2 c. water
• 8 oz. strawberries, hulled, quartered
• 2 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pour rosé into a 9- by 13-inch 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 to 35 minutes.
Blend again until frosé is slushy. Divide among glasses.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 140 Fat 0 g Sodium 7 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g Saturated fat 0 g Total sugars 10 g
Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 0 g