The season of the summertime mocktail is here, and it doesn’t get easier than this mashup of pink bubbly wine and red fruit. Serve up this virgin frosé at your next barbecue or summertime gathering, and you’ll be very much on trend.
(Your cooled-off guests will be grateful, too.)
What is a frosé?
A frosé is frozen rosé wine. You’ll see a variety of twists on that basic premise from there, but most include fruit of some kind. The result is a fruity beverage that will satisfy your sweet tooth and cool you off.
Creative Ways to Mix Up Your Frosé Mocktail
We like keeping things simple with drink recipes that are light on the prep time and big on flavor.
A virgin frosé is easy to tweak depending on your tastes, what you have going on in the fridge, and even your mood.
- Don’t love strawberries? Try a frozen watermelon frosé instead. Add a little lime juice for a dash of tart flavor to your watermelon slushies.
- Like a little funk? Add some kombucha to your base. Most commercial varieties are under 0.5% ABV, but read those labels if you’re trying to keep your drink virgin.
- Frosé, but make it dessert. Add a scoop of ice cream into the mix, and suddenly, you have something that’s a little more smoothie but still all the way delicious.
Do you need to buy a frosé machine?
You don’t need to buy a frosé machine or any other fancy equipment for your summer of wine slushies. The blender you have at home is totally fine for making super easy frozen drinks like this one.
How to Sweeten a Virgin Frosé
A virgin pink frosé already gets some sweetness from this recipe’s fresh fruit (or frozen fruit — no judgment!). If you need a sweetener, try natural honey or a dash of maple syrup.
If you love the idea of simple syrup, sub stevia instead of regular syrup to keep your frosé low in carbohydrates.
Note: Some recipes sub the strawberries for a strawberry daiquiri or strawberry margarita mix, but make sure you’re reading the nutrition information on these before you pour. The sugar content can get intense in mixers.
Fun Frosé Food Pairings
Treat your frosé like rosé, and you have all kinds of options for food pairings with your non-alcoholic slushie:
- Elevate your snacks. Pair your frosé with a charcuterie plate with a soft cheese or 2, like Brie or goat cheese.
- Pair your slushie with something crunchy. Fried chicken is a classic combo for sparkling varietals with a light finish, like the rosé used in this recipe.
- Too hot to eat heavy? Veggie flatbreads, salads, and seafood bites like sushi rolls are all delicious with a glass of frosé.
Virgin Frosé Recipe
We like strawberries for their natural sweetness. They’re also a good source of vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. On top of the non-alcoholic wine, you’re keeping things light and healthy with this mocktail.
- 2 cups Surely Sparkling Rosé
- 1 cup frozen strawberries or fresh strawberries
- ½ cup ice
Is frosé vegan? Frosé is vegan if it doesn’t include animal products in the wine or other added ingredients. Some wines use fining agents that may come from animal-derived products. Vegan brands typically announce it on their labels.
There’s no “cook time” with this one. Most of your effort here is spent enjoying the finished product!
Total time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
Serving size: 8 oz
- Add strawberries and Surely Sparkling Rosé to a high-speed blender.
- Mix on high until slushy.
- Pour into glasses.
- Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.
- Calories: 32
- Total Fat: 0 g
- Carbs: 7 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Net Carbs: 6 g
- Protein: 2 g
Storing Your Virgin Frosé
You’ll only blend 2 servings with our recipe, but if you’re making a larger batch, store any leftovers in the freezer. Use a sealed container to keep your slushie fresh for up to 2 weeks. You’ll need to thaw your mocktail before starting that second round.
How long does it take rosé to freeze? It takes conventional rosé about 5-6 hours to freeze. This depends on the wine’s alcohol content, though. The higher the ABV, the lower the freezing point.
Other Alcohol-Free Recipes
- Virgin White Wine Spritzer
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria
- French 75 Mocktail
- Virgin Mimosa
- Non-Alcoholic Bellini
The Best Wine for a Virgin Frosé
Our non-alcoholic sparkling rosé is light, crisp, and the perfect base for this fruity mocktail. If you want something more mobile than a bottle of rosé, you can get our bubbly drinks in a canned 4-pack, too. Want to make things even easier? Try our ready-made canned spritzes. Our non-alcoholic rosé spritz blends our classic pink wine with notes of passion fruit and coconut for a refreshing twist.