2 Ingredient Cherry Frosé for Summer Evenings

Summer is a time of relaxation. And if you pay attention to social media, you may have noticed this summer has become the summer of Rosé – a refreshing wine beverage encouraging just the right amount of relaxation (for those 21+ of course).  So we thought — why not jump on board the trending rosé train and combine one of our favorite things with this trendy wine? So we made a Cherry Frosé for this week’s blog post. 🙂

Rosé is a light pink colored wine with hints of red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon. It’s lighter than red and a nice alternative to white. What makes rosé rosé is it’s the juice of red wine strained from the grape’s skin before it becomes too dark. It’s similar to other wines with the idea that it’s derived from a variety of different types of grapes, so both sweet and dry rosés are available.

If you’re 21 and over, then all you need is two ingredients and a little patience (so make sure you plan ahead) before you can enjoy this drink. We used Stemilt’s dark-sweet cherries and a bottle of Stemilt Creek Winery’s Nettie Rosé to make a heavenly summer slurpee. This Nettie Rosé is a little drier than others, making the frosé a little more tangy than sweet. If you are after something a bit more sweet, either use a sweeter rosé or add in a dash of sugar or a splash of honey to sweeten things up to your liking.

To make this invigorating beverage, we first stemmed and pitted the cherries and threw them in the blender. Then we lathered them up with a full bottle of Nettie Rosé. We pulsed and blended until we got a nice, smooth consistency and poured it into a glass 9×13” pan. It is a little frothy when you pour it in, but don’t worry – it tastes great the next day. Cover the pan tightly and leave it to freeze for 6 hours or overnight. The next day, we had a nice slushy mixture that we scooped into glasses and garnished with a cherry. And don’t worry, it won’t freeze due to the alcohol.

This Cherry Frosé is ideal for summer as it is refreshing and quite tasty. Depending on what kind of taste you are after, you could have either a tangy, drier Cherry Frosé or a sweeter one. Overall, the combination of our dark-sweet cherries and rosé gives you the taste of summer in a glass, so the next time you give this recipe a whirl, let us know how it goes in the comments below!

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Two Ingredient Cherry Frose

Cherry Frose

Two Ingredient Cherry Frose by , on Aug 01, 2017.

  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
  • Level
    Easy

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This two ingredient Cherry Frosé is summer in a glass. Stemilt's dark-sweet cherries combined with your favorite rosé is perfect drink for summer evenings.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups Stemmed and pitted cherries
  • 750ml rose
  • 1/2 cup white sugar or 2-3 tablespoons local honey (Optional)

Directions

  1. Dump the stemmed and pitted cherries and the bottle of rosé into the blender. If you are looking for sweet, add in the sugar/honey too.
  2. Pulse the mix until you get a smooth texture.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch pan and cover (it will be frothy and that’s ok).
  4. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight
  5. Once frozen, scoop into glasses and garnish with cherry!
  6. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 201cal, Carbohydrate Content: 18g, Fat Content: 0g, Protein Content: 3g, Sodium Content: 0g, Sugar Content: 59g.


Comments

4 Responses

  1. Boy, do I agree with you on favorite fruits.
    The Stemilt cherries and the Honeycrisp Apples are my favorites too! The Stemilt cherries are big, red, and and border on a deep purple/black. I love their firm sweet flavor.
    I’m 83 and have to visit my local hospital for three hour visits-three times a week. As soon as my visit has settled down, I reach for the cold, thinly sliced Honeychrisp Apple my wife always fixed for me. I pick out a slice and put it in my mouth (duh). I very slowly and deliberately bite down on it and thoroughly enjoy the crispness and sweet juice of the Honeychrisp Apple.
    Yup, I do agree with you completely! Jim M.

  2. I have a really stupid question! I have loved cherries all my life. My grandma took us cherry picking and I loved it and them. There is something that I have been doing also all my life that I didn’t even think twice about until my boyfriend kind of freaked out about me swallowing the pits. I can’t explain it maybe laziness but probably I want to eat that cherry right now and I trained my mouth to separate it out so as not to bite the pit but just swallow it. Anyway this year, I guess down here in Las Vegas, we haven’t been getting cherries for the whole season because I would only see them and buy them as much as I could for about 2 months seems to me. Now this year was different. So when I got to about 10 bags well I thought I had the flu but when I didn’t vomit then it hit me. Oh those pits. Do the enzymes in our stomachs not have any effect on them? I am not going to worry about damage because God loves me. I am somewhat embarrassed but really I am laughing the whole time I am typing this. I will attempt to change my pit behavior. What say you about the cherry pits?


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