Watermelon Sparkling Frosé is completely refreshing, slightly tingling to the tongue, but full tingling the palette!
Mionetto sent me some Prosecco. They sent us three bottles, actually. All three are from their Prestige collection. We used one for some pan sauces that were out of this world, but when I saw the Prosecco rosé I knew I had to make a frosé. I have never had frosé before ever in my life, but I’ve had rosé and I enjoy it!
I know rosé has had a sordid past. For some reason, there was a major surge in popularity of white wines. I have no idea why. I remember always having chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and pinot grigio stacked up for parties. And we had quite a few parties every year. One major one was the Derby party we had every May.
It was lumped into the sweet pink champagne back in the day. At least it was back in my day. Rose was often blended and not a wine that stood on its own two feet. It was overly sweet and unsophisticated. Rose was box wine that sat in your fridge forever because no one really wanted to drink it.
Fast forward a couple of decades.
Then rosé hit The Hamptons and all bets were off. Ever since then rosé has gained in popularity. Many current and new brands offer up a rosé wine. It’s really coming into its own as a player at the big roulette wheel of wines. Which, let’s be honest, can be quite snobbish.
But, I don’t care if rosé isn’t popular. I just care that rosé is delicious blended with some frozen watermelon in this watermelon sparkling frosé. Which, I’m going to warn you, is quite delicious. I had enough of the frozen rosé and watermelon to make a couple nights worth of this frosé recipe.
Of course, it helps that I was by myself for most of the week, so I didn’t have to share. We won’t go into that right now. Let’s just say this week has been rough. I need it to be behind me for a few months, maybe a year before I feel like brining it up. This is something that I just want behind me.
And what helps things get behind you? Watermelon and wine recipes! Watermelon in and of itself is completely delicious in my book. I love the slightly sweet flavor and how it instantly refreshes you on the hottest of summer days. And frozen it makes for the best watermelon frosé!
But I’m going to warn you that the watermelon froze super hard.
Like, I almost thought I was going to break my blender hard. But I didn’t make them small cubes and just tossed the bag of watermelon in the freezer. Don’t do this. It makes breaking the watermelon up into chunks almost impossible. I took my frustrations of the week out on that bag of watermelon with the meat mallet. It was therapeutic but not something I really had the energy for this past week.
But just look at that. It was well worth every effort I needed to bust up the watermelon. This frosé recipe is refreshing with just a hint of sweet. I blended mine with some watermelon vodka to make it smooth and add more watermelon flavor.
Since it was only a small bottle, I also tried coconut rum, rosé vodka (Yes, I said rosé vodka!), and also tried cucumber vodka. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cucumber, but I can see the appeal with the watermelon.
Of course, I must give a shout out to JoyJolt for sending me these cool glasses. They’re my favorite go to for photo shoots with colored drinks. I used them in the Red Hot margarita and the candy corn moonshine martini. I use their martini glass with the tamarillo tini. Don’t they just look awesome? I knew you had to look. I would purchase some of the other glasses but I’m sure the hubs would just pitch a fit. We have enough cocktail glasses.
And since frosé is typically consumed in summer, I thought a cute fish towel would be fun. Sort of like those whimsical towels you get for the beach. Though, I can’t remember having many of those growing up. I think I had a towel for my high school, but not a character towel like a Disney princess or something like that. Stripes maybe. Blue stripes. That’s about all I can remember.
Yes! I filled that glass to the top!
It was much needed to help me chill from the week. And since rosé doesn’t have a high alcohol content, I was good with the full glass. The refreshingly full glass of watermelon sparkling frosé.
For those that are asking, yes you can sort of taste the bubbly in the frosé. It has a tingle on the tongue you don’t expect with a standard frosé recipe. And the Mionetto Prosecco is so good, too! Of course, I’m fond of that brand. It was the brand in our hotel room for our first anniversary trip. Seeing that bright label makes me smile and remember that fun trip!
And I hope you try this fun watermelon sparkling frosé recipe! It’s fun, refreshing, and so easy to whip up throughout summer.
- 750 ml Prosecco rosé
- 4 cups watermelon cubs
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (or watermelon juice)
- Carefully pour the Prosecco into a: sheep pan, mini muffin tin, ice cube trays, etc.. Make sure whatever you pour the rose into will sit level on the shelf. Freeze overnight.
- Place the watermelon cubes on parchment on a sheet. Freeze overnight.
- The best part is once everything is frozen, you can store them in a zip top freezer bag.
- Place 1 cup of watermelon cubes and one cup of rose cubes into a blender with 1/4 cup of simple syrup (or watermelon juice, or watermelon vodka, etc).
- Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 429Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 1gSugar 69gProtein 1g
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