I’m a fall/winter girl through and through, but refreshing cocktails are one of my favorite things about summer and I love getting creative with new concoctions at home each year! Aperol Spritzes are a go-to order for me (year-round, but particularly in the warmer months) and I recently had the idea to combine two seasonal favorites: rosé + Aperol! I don’t know why it took me this long to put them together because they’re a match made in heaven–especially when blended into a frozen cocktail! Making frozé can take several hours as you have to freeze the wine first, so this is more of a slush because it’s not really thick and smooth but more iced with some small pieces of strawberry.
As is the case with most recipes I try to make at home, there are no obscure ingredients needed as long as you can get your hands on some Aperol! It’s quick and easy and perfect to whip up for guests, an at-home happy hour, or for a little something by the pool (get something like this)!
Aperol Rosé Slushies
- 1 cup rosé wine (It doesn't have to be fancy–I used Charles Shaw)
- 1/3 cup Aperol
- 4 strawberries (I tried it with frozen and fresh–both work great)
- 1 lime, sliced
- 10 ice cubes
In a blender, combine the rosé, Aperol, strawberries, and ice. Blend until smooth (you'll still see some small chunks of strawberry, and that's okay).
Cut a lime into quarters.
Divide and pour into two glasses and add the juice from a quarter of lime to each glass. Garnish each glass with the remaining two quarters and serve cold!
If the strawberries and liquid start to separate in a glass, just give the drink a good stir!