Peach Basil Frosé is the ultimate wine based summer slushie! Perfect for sipping on a hot afternoon or serve them at your next party!
It is still summer, right? I was starting to question things last week when I saw the decorative pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns out at the grocery store. Then again on Saturday when we were at Costco and the Halloween candy was out. Then on Tuesday our high was in the low 60’s and I found myself having to put on a sweatshirt. I can’t handle it you guys.
I still have another month and half of summer and I plan to enjoy every second of it. Even if fall is my second favorite season, I’m not ready for cooler weather. The thought of cold, dark, morning runs and having to put on a coat again does not make me happy. I don’t understand why the high can’t just be 80 degrees and the low 60 degrees all year round. Then again, everyone would move here and I’m not a fan of that either.
Enough of what I’m currently not liking. Let’s talk about what I’m loving! Peach season, my garden, sitting out on the deck on a warm afternoon and drinking ALL the Peach Basil Frosé! Frosé is the trendy summer drink right now and after hopping on board and making them I can totally see why.
If you love wine, fruit and frozen drinks you will instantly fall in love because that’s essentially all a frosé is. Peach was the obvious choice for me as far as what fruit to blend with the rosé. When it’s peach season in Colorado you stock up and fill your freezer with as many as you can so you can enjoy them year round. Especially in the middle of winter when it’s 20 degrees and there’s six inches of snow on the ground.
Yes, come January you’ll find me sitting next to the fire instead of my snow covered deck with my Peach Basil Frosé. Drinking and eating frozen stuff in winter doesn’t phase me…don’t get me started on the lengths I’ll go to get my Saturday night ice cream.
You may think the basil is an odd addition, but peaches and basil love each other and are a great pairing in this fun frozen cocktail. The basil flavor is subtle. Don’t go into it thinking it’s going to make it taste like pesto or Italian food. The sweetness of the drink is up to you and depends on a couple of things.
First there are many kind of rosé and they vary in their sweetness. The one I used was on the dry side, but there are plenty of sweet options as well. The sweetness of the peaches will also play a factor. If you’re using a sweeter rosé and have sweet peaches you may not need to add any additional sweetener to the drink.
Put the pumpkins down for another month and pick up a cold, refreshing glass of this Peach Basil Frosé instead!
- 2 cups rose wine
- 4 cups frozen peaches
- 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup or simple syrup
- 3-5 fresh basil leaves
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add more sweetener and basil if necessary. Serve immediately.
- The frosé can be made in advance. Simply blend everything together then store the covered blender jar, then when you're ready to serve blend it again. You may need to add a little more wine to get it going, but more wine is never a bad thing!
- Start with 1 tablespoon of sweetener and 3 basil leaves. Taste and add more if needed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 1g
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