“Frose All Day” is my new summer motto. Surely I must have seen that on a t-shirt. But I’m much too hot to go to the effort of hunting it down. I think the heat is frying my brain. Is it hot where you are? We’re in a heat wave that is only going to get worse, so drinking a a daily strawberry watermelon frose slushie is just a survival tactic at this point.
You know how people think that rose is “basic?” Well, I’m here to tell you that I just don’t care, I like drinking it anyway. I bet someday it’ll be the “cool” drink, it just might take a while. Does anyone remember how square La Croix was back in the ’90s? It was definitely the drink of health-conscious, suburban moms back in the day, and now look how cool it is. Or has it gone back to being uncool? I can’t keep track of this stuff, so I’ve decided that I’ll just try to ignore it.
Last weekend, we left town for a wedding on the other side of the country. Right before we left, I realized that we had half of a watermelon in our fridge that probably wouldn’t last until we got back. So I chopped it up, and popped it into the freezer. When I got back, I learned that it’s really hard to get frozen watermelon chunks out of a glass container. So when you’re freezing yours, freeze it in plastic bags or flexible plastic containers. It’s also a lot easier to measure out before it’s frozen.
Strawberry Watermelon Frose
Makes 2 drinks.
About 2 cups frozen chopped watermelon
About 2 cups frozen strawberries
1 oz lime juice
1 cup rose wine
Throw everything in a high-speed blender and blend. Taste, and add more rose if you want it stronger. Pour into glasses, and garnish with mint sprigs.