Like a slushy made with rosé wine and all sorts of other ingredients, the Frosé was last year’s trendiest summer cocktail in London, England, and in New York (its birthplace, by most accounts). This year it’s even more popular and its fan base has spread dramatically, all part of the still-growing appreciation for rosé wines in general. We asked our cocktail experts, The Martini Club, to create the archetypical Frosé and they were happy to oblige, bringing cranberries, crushed strawberries and elderflower to the party. Each of our three dry rosé wine suggestions is absolutely perfect in this cocktail. If you don’t use them in a Frosé, simply serve well chilled.
From the slopes of Mont Ventoux in France’s southern Rhône region, this appealing blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault is great solo or in a Frosé. Look for subtle but lingering notes of red apple, strawberry and mandarin.
Cheerful and easy to enjoy (and at a very friendly price) this reliable Chilean rosé presents the illusion of cherries, red berries and plums without being too much of a fruit salad.
Ontario’s archetypical pink, the 2016 Ladybug combines Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir in an elegant, sophisticated ménage à trois with hints of raspberry and rose petal. A trace of sweetness is nicely balanced by the tangy fruit.