No Sugar Added Watermelon Frosé
Just like Drake, this watermelon frosé is here for a good time, not a long time.
I wanted to take a stab at a frosé that doesn't have a ton of added sugar-- in fact, I wanted to see if I could make one with zero added sugar. Sweet drinks aren't my bag. I love something crisp and fresh, and this watermelon frosé fits the bill.
After my last alcoholic slushie, I also wanted to test the method of making ice cubes out of just the non-alcoholic ingredients first and then blend that with the chilled wine. It worked out perfectly and freezes much faster, meaning you can make your ice day-of. When it comes to summertime, being able to throw a frozen cocktail together with minimal planning ahead is key (more time in the sun, please!).
For the watermelon ice, combine 2 cups of chopped watermelon, the juice of 1 lime and 1/2 cup watermelon-flavored sparkling water (no sugar/sweetener added) and blend. Pour mixture into an ice tray and freeze (approximately one hour).
Once your ice is ready, add it to a blender along with a bottle of chilled rosé. (Pro tip: rosé from France has less sugar and fewer-to-no additives.) Add regular ice if you want an icier consistency. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
This frozen drink melts quickly, but it won't last that long anyway!
Be sure to enjoy a glass while you wait for your friends to arrive. Make your husband take glamour shots of you while you're at it. Perfectly acceptable, IMO.
National Rosé Day is just around the corner, June 9, and I highly recommend you start your day with a batch of these and move onto a full rosé taste test.
Ciao for now,
P.S. What's your favorite way to enjoy rosé?