As I’m sure you know, frosé is the cocktail for Summer 2017. I finally jumped on the frosé train a couple of weeks ago at brunch. With a quick follow-up search on Pinterest, I discovered a few frosé recipes worth trying. I recruited my mom for a mini Frosé Throwdown. Let the ruuuuuuummmmbbbllleee begin!
Note: Rosé doesn’t completely freeze without an additive. It’s more like a slush, so it melts really fast. Thus, the cocktails were already melting by the time I could snap a photo. Definitely don’t take the frozen rosé out of the freezer until immediately before blending with the other ingredients. Pretty garnishes include mint, pink or red rose petals and frozen berries. An extra squeeze of lemon here and there really brings out the flavor!
One. This Island Life’s Frosé
This recipe called for the healthiest ingredients of the bunch (read: agave syrup in lieu of simple sugar). This recipe had more work on the front end but froze the best thanks to the coconut water. We liked this one on first sip but added a touch more lemon which perfected the flavor. Mom noted “Very good! A very good squeeze of lemon brings out all the flavors to their utmost and best use! Delicious! Great for a Shower, Afternoon Tea or lazy afternoon.” She is clearly a fan! This wasn’t our favorite of the bunch, but it was a close second. Note: I forgot to take a photo until after the tasting started. I was excited! Oops!
Two. How Sweet Eats’s Dry Rosé Sorbet
This recipe called for rosé champagne, but since I didn’t have any on hand, we used good old regular rosé. I also muddled a bit of mint in the bottom of the flutes. On first sip, it needed sweetening. We added more simple syrup and more lemon. My mom noted “It still is not my favorite.” I wonder if it would be much improved with rosé champagne.
Three. Ramshackle Glam’s Frosé
This was good but not great. I think if I’d let the raspberries soak in the simple syrup longer, it would have been much better. I garnished with a few raspberries in the glass, but mint would have been nice too.
Four. If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen’s Frosé
I looooooved this one, which makes sense since most frosé cocktails served in restaurants seems to be mixed with strawberries. This was both Mom’s and my favorite of the bunch. We have a winner! Frosé all day!