Hallelujah, it’s FRIDAY! I swear the air feels different on a Friday. Now that I work mostly at home I don’t often miss office life, but I gotta tell ya…I miss the Friday vibes back at Pottery Barn Corporate. Especially in the summertime. My work wife and I would walk to get iced teas, we’d have lunch outside in the park, and after work I’d often Uber somewhere in the city and get happy hour cocktails before dinner with my girlfriends or Amit. With a kid at home, happy hour is rare and Fridays usually feel pretty similar to every other day (#NoDaysOffForMoms)…until this week.
This week while perusing the aisles of Trader Joe’s looking at wine (I like to have plenty of wine on hand for Monday Bachelorette night and really…just in case Summer decides to give me an obstacle course of a day) I had a lightbulb moment. My friend snapchats on the reg about the magic of Frosé — frozen rosé. Honestly it looked like everything I wanted from a drink — pink, slightly sweet, alcoholic, pretty enough to Instagram — in a nutshell a grown up slurpee. Plus with the temperatures in the triple digits, I knew I had to experiment in the kitchen! So I invited over a few girlfriends and their babies and we had a middle of the week happy hour — Frosé, fresh baguette, and French cheese were plentiful.
Here’s how I made it…
First I found a relatively inexpensive bottle of dark rosé at Trader Joe’s and poured the entire thing into a baking pan. I covered with plastic wrap and left to freeze overnight
Next up I washed an entire clam shell carton of strawberries and cut off their leafy top hats…
I then proceeded to realize every online recipe for Frosé called for simple syrup, something I did not have. I am not a recipe follower, so this is a pretty common occurrence for me. I am aces at half-assing recipes and then improvising. So I boiled half a cup of water and half a cup of brown sugar, stirring constantly until all the sugar was melted.
Next up I tossed everything into a blender, squeezed in two lemons (and then picked out every seed I dropped in, because again…I am a recipe half asser and didn’t have a strainer). I poured into my favorite copper mugs, anded a lime, and served up to my girlfriends!
The whole thing was a big hit and I think Frosé might become a weekly thing 😉
In case you want to not half ass it and go to the grocery store with a full list of what you’ll need…here it is: