Capturing Sunshine in a Glass

Summertime — a.k.a., the very best time (if you’re asking this totally biased, Pacific Northwest sun-baby).

But come on. How can you not want to shout halle-freakin-lujah for the season of freedom, joy, sunshine, fresh air, cool water, and a few extra juicy hours each day to play, relax and just be around those you love the most. 

Summer is the season of focusing more on being present and letting go of all those to-do lists, knowing that the time and memories you’re making this season are so much more important. 

So, why not add in a little extra fun, to whatever your summer entails. The kids aren’t the only ones that need a little extra whimsy in their lives this season. Adults do, too — maybe even more so. 

As an ode to these glorious sun-soaked days, we’re bringing back the slushy. Icy and cold, and so easy to prep for any outdoor occasion, adult style: with your favorite rosé.

And for a great mocktail version, leave out the rosé, and add some fresh lime juice to the watermelon juice, and enjoy any time of day.

Watermelon Frosé

Makes 4-6 servings

Frosé = frozen rosé. And unlike most recipes that use a ton of simple syrup to sweeten, I love using watermelon juice. Double summer loves, all in one. 

  • 1 bottle of rosé
  • 12 ounces fresh watermelon juice (store bought or homemade by blending and straining out seeds)

Pour both liquids into a large, freezer-proof bowl at least 24 hours before you want to serve. Remove when ready, and break up the pieces with a fork or rubber spatula, and scoop into fun glasses.

Serve cold with small spoons, if desired.  

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