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Oh, yes. I am most definitely jumping on this whole frosé bandwagon. There is, quite frankly, no better summer drink. Lofty words, but I don’t mess around when it comes to my summer drinks. Or my any-time-of-year drinks. I don’t mess around except for letting my chickens run wild and knock things over and steal garnishes.
But I digress. As usual.
Frosé. You should put it in your face. This one takes advantage of some of the gorgeous stone fruit we’ve got brewing around here this time of year. There’s something magical about fresh, sweet white nectarines.
To make two to three servings (depending, inherently, on your definition of serving size, because sometimes a blender pitcher with a straw in it is an appropriate serving size):
- 1 cup dry rosé, (eight cubes from standard ice cube tray), frozen
- 1 cup sweet aperitif wine, such as Gina Mochetto (eight cubes)
- 1/2 cup diced fresh nectarine, frozen
- 1/4-1/2 cup chilled rosé
- several fresh, room-temp nectarine slices for garnish
First, you’ve got to plan ahead a bit and freeze up enough rosé and aperitif wine cubes to keep you covered. A full ice cube tray of rosé (2 cups of wine), a full ice cube tray of aperitif wine, and one nectarine will make you a little over two rounds for two people. It’s best to freeze everything overnight, but in a pinch, you’ll need at least a few hours. Cut your nectarine into bite-sized chunks, dump them in a zipper baggy and stick them in the freezer along with the wine cubes.
When you are ready to get frosé-ing, place 8 cubes each of your rosé and your Lillet rose into a blender, along with a half cup of frozen nectarine pieces. Blend. Add anywhere from 1/4-1/2 cup of chilled rosé to help this whole thing liquify. You want it to be pretty thick and frozen though, because once it’s in the cup and you’re enjoying it by the pool, it melts quickly. Fill your glasses, and garnish with skewered nectarine slices.
It was at about this time that I dropped my phone in the pool. Heed my warning: if you’re going to do pool dranks…don’t also do Instagram.