Drink of the Summer: Strawberry Watermelon Frose
“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.
The night before you want to make this (or earlier), you’ll need to chop or ball watermelon, and freeze it.
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.
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