What more do you want to top off your summer nights than some fresh watermelon, and a little chilled wine?
This cocktail recipe may seem complex, but is only a bottle of cheap Rosé from the grocery store & a few mini-watermelon. I added a few extra ingredients, but this fancy and seemingly-complex summer cocktail can be prepared in about ten minutes, and can cost down to only a few dollars more than the cheapest bottle of wine– or as much as the priciest one!
While F-Rosé (or Frozé) is by no means my invention, I was very excited last night when I ended my Forth of July with this perfect rendition of the classic cocktail– and I officially would like to end every night this summer with one, or two….
While seeming complex and extra, this very showy summer cocktail is deceptively cheap and easy, and also deceptively strong– all great qualities in any drink.
The important thing to know before you go out shopping is how much of what you’re gonna need; and, you know, that all depends on what kind of night you want to have. But an easy-to-remember ratio is,
2 mini-watermelon (4 halves) : 1 bottle of Rosé
The watermelon & the Rosé are the only ingredients that you need to make this cocktail, and make it wonderful.
Personally, I can’t help but do everything a little extra, so my F-Rosé included a little bit of:
& can include many other extras, such as:
How-To Prepare Fresh Watermelon F-Rosé:
- Place your Rosé in the freezer to begin to chill
- Cut each mini-watermelon in half, and set them out in front of you.
- Using a metal spoon or another utensil (I used a Rice Scoop, which worked really well!) gut out your watermelon, and place your watermelon guts into a large mixing bowl or another large dish.
- Once you’ve got your watermelon all cleaned out, and you are satisfied with how they appear & how much of the bulk you’ve been able to get, set your emptied-out melons to the side.
- In the bowl or dish that is now holding all of your fresh watermelon, use a large spoon, fork, whisk, potato masher or whatever works in order to smash your watermelon down as much as you can. The ideal texture is that of a corner-store Slushie– the more you can mash down the melon and create the slushie texture, the less time your cocktails will need to sit in the freezer.
- Now, once you’re satisfied with your watermelon slush, scoop it back into the emptied watermelon bowls, evenly.
- Pop open that Rosé, and evenly distribute it between each melon half.
- At this time, consider adding any Sugar or any other ingredients you may like. If you’d like your cocktail to be a little less strong, you can easily cut the Rosé with lemonade or another citrus juice.
- Lightly stir your drink concoction, and then cover each one with cellophane and place in the freezer. They should be completely chilled & ready within an hour!
- Lean back, sip, and breathe– responsibly.
Thanks for reading!
~ Chef G.