If you’re looking for the perfect summer cocktail, look no further. This is it. It’s a refreshing frozen cocktail recipe made with the ultimate summer trifecta of ingredients: Strawberries, frozen rosé wine, and homemade limoncello recipe. I LOVE strawberry season, and I love summer drinks made with fresh strawberries, but it’s really the limoncello that gets me on this one—anytime I can add my family’s homemade limoncello recipe into something, I’m sold. My Easy Limoncello Strawberry Frosé is a super-simple and perfectly delicious frozen rosé cocktail for all your summer get-togethers.

How to make a great frosé cocktail: it’s all about the timing!

This recipe does require a little planning ahead. You need to freeze your rosé for at least 8 hours before whipping up drinks. You’ll pour the wine into ice cube trays and leave it in the freezer for at least 8 hours. I prefer to freeze mine overnight, but you can make the rosé ice cubes up to a week in advance if you like.

After your wine is frozen, don’t get in too much of a hurry. You’ll want to whip these drinks up just a few minutes before serving it… If you try to do that part in advance, they’ll melt and you’ll lose that refreshing, frozen slushie texture. Perfect timing makes the perfect frosé cocktail.

What’s the best rosé to make a frosé? 

Unlike most wines, rosé is not made with a specific type of grape. Rosé is more of a category than a specific type of wine. Just like reds or whites, you’ll find rosé wines made from lots of familiar grape varietals: Pinot noir, Sangiovese, Grenache, and Syrah, just to name a few.

What gives rosés their trademark color is the amount of time the grape skins are fermented with the fruit. The longer the skin contact, the redder the wine—less time gives us that hallmark rosy hue. The more you know!

I prefer rosé wines made with pinot noir grapes because they have a nice, fruit-forward aroma and are a bit crisper in flavor. It’s the perfect rosé for sipping on a hot summer day! That being said, you can go ahead and pick your favorite rosé for this recipe. You can’t really go wrong.

All you need to make homemade limoncello is fresh lemons, water, sugar, and alcohol. You should try it!

Of course, you can easily pick up a delicious bottle of limoncello from your local liquor store… but if you want to go all-out (like me), you can also learn to make your own. It’s incredibly simple—after my brother and sister-in-law shared their homemade limoncello recipe with me, I never went back. It’s totally up to you—they make a delectable addition to a summer frosé cocktail.

Pro tip: Blend your frosé in small batches, or make smaller amounts as needed.

Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to mix the frosé in two batches. You can also make smaller amounts.  Since the rose is frozen in ice cube form, all you need to do is take out what you want and downsize the other ingredients!

Yield: Serves 6
Easy Strawberry Limoncello Frosé

Easy Strawberry Limoncello Frosé

Cook time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min
Pick up a bottle of limoncello at the store or take this summer frosé cocktail recipe to the next level with the homemade version… either way, prepare to be refreshed!


  • 1 bottle rosé wine
  • ¾ cup limoncello
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled, sliced in half, and frozen
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste
Additional items needed
  • 2 to 3 ice cube trays
  • Blender


  1. 1. At least 8 hours before you want to enjoy your frosé, you need to freeze the rosé wine. Fill the ice cube trays with rosé. Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight. You can make the rosé ice cubes several days in advance. The strawberries also need to be frozen so make sure to freeze your berries on a parchment-lined sheet pan (so they don't stick together!) for at least 3 hours. At this point you can place them in a resealable freezer bag and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to make your frosé.
  2. 2. When you are ready to serve your limoncello strawberry frosé, place the rosé ice cubes, limoncello, and frozen strawberries into a high-speed blender. Blend to combine. The mixture should look like a rosy-colored slushy! If you would like a sweeter drink, simply add some of the sugar to taste and give the mix another whirl! Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy
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August 09, 2023 — Mary DiSomma