It’s officially frose season, baby! I’m more than happy to drink frose anytime of year, but it is definitely my warm weather drink of choice and nothing tastes better when it’s a million degrees outside.
Most frose is made with strawberries, but there are SO many variations of frose out there that are equally delicious and fun that don’t involve strawberries, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
For those who aren’t in the know, frose is exactly what it sounds like: Frozen Rosé. Frose recipes aren’t ONLY rosé and ice, though. There is much more to this art. You can get super creative with different fruits, liqueurs, syrups, etc. Frose can be as sweet or as dry as you’d like, and these recipes fall all over the spectrum! The one thing they have in common is that they do not use any strawberries.
Since the rosé is going to be blended with a bunch of other stuff, you can pretty much use any rosé you’d like. In other words: do NOT use the good stuff for frose. It will just be a waste of a good wine that could be enjoyed on its own.
Instead, opt for a magnum bottle of Barefoot Rosé (don’t get the box though… good lord do not get the box), or something equally inexpensive.
These 10 frose recipes without strawberries are creative, refreshing, and extremely simple. Anyone can make them as long as you have a blender on hand, and I can promise one of these will become your favorite summertime beverage. So ditch the strawberries and let’s jump right into it!
10 Frose Recipes Without Strawberries
Lemonade Froze Recipe
The only thing more refreshing in the summertime than frosé has to be lemonade frosé! Everyone loves a tart, citrusy, frozen drink when they're lounging by the pool, and this recipe definitely checks all of these boxes.
Healthy Mango Peach Frose Recipe
This recipe claims to be healthy, and I'm having a hard time disagreeing! It's only three ingredients: rosé, frozen peaches, and frozen mango. So it's insanely simple to make and you won't even have to make a trip to the liquor store!
Pineapple Mint Frose
I am so surprised by the lack of pineapple frose recipes online! Using dry, crisp rosé with tart and sweet pineapple makes all the sense in the world to me, and this recipe throws in a bit of mint for an extra kick of freshness.
If I had to pick my favorite fruit for frosé, it would hands down be watermelon! This is also a simple, healthy recipe with only three ingredients. Just chop up a watermelon, throw it in the freezer for a few hours, and then blend it with some rosé and a squeeze of lime for the ultimate summer cocktail.
Tripe Berry Frose
This extra boozy recipe calls for rosé, vodka, and a mixture of different berries and fruit juices. It recommends cranberry or tart cherry juice as the main base, both of which would add a wonderfully tangy acidity.
This recipe combines one of my favorite normal cocktails with my favorite frozen cocktail! I love a good paloma, and who could possibly turn down a drink made with both rosé AND tequila!? For real, this drink is like if a margarita went on vacation.
Blueberry Basil Frose
One of the all time best fruit and herb pairings come together in this gorgeous frose recipe! This sounds so incredibly refreshing and can easily be made as tart or as sweet as you prefer.
This frose recipe is super unique in that it uses NO fruit at all. (Unless you count a teaspoon of lemon juice, which I don't). Instead, the star of this frose is dried lavender. The result is a super floral and fresh cocktail that you want to smell as much as drink.
It looks like strawberry frose, but there are no strawberries used in this recipe! Instead, the recipe uses raspberries and peaches to give it a gorgeous deep pink color. This is another super simple one that you could whip up in five minutes or less!
I would have never thought to use cantaloupe for frose, but this recipe sounds absolutely amazing! It also uses another one of my favorite fruit and herb combos: cantaloupe and mint. It sounds a little bit more difficult than the other recipes, but if you have a melon baller I think it would actually be super quick and simple!
And that’s a wrap! I personally am SO excited to try a few of these out this summer. If you have a favorite frose recipe that doesn’t use strawberries (or that does, I’m flexible!), let me know in the comment section below!