Easy Strawberry Limoncello Frosé: A Deliciously Simple Frozen Rosé Cocktail Recipe for Summer Sipping
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!