Life on Freezy Street
2017 was the Year of the Frosé, a blended wine slushy that took the world by storm. But we’re not ready for this trend to be over; there’s just something about frozen wine that makes for a perfect summertime day-drink.
Liz Pearce, lead mixologist at Aba in Chicago, took the frosé template and ran with it, inventing a gorgeous new play on the recipe in the form of the Life on Freezy Street.
White wine (Pearce calls for Sauvignon Blanc) takes the place of rosé, and a bevy of fruit juices and honey add sweetness and depth.
The original recipe calls for honey. If you have honey syrup, use twice as much to account for the additional water.
- 2½ parts White wine or Rosé wine
- ¼ part Passion fruit liqueur or Passion fruit juice or Passion fruit puree or Passion fruit syrup
- ¼ part Apricot liqueur
- ¾ part Grapefruit juice
- ½ part Lime juice
- ½ part Honey or Honey syrup
Blend everything with a cup (or about 240 mL) of ice. Check it, and add more ice if the mixture seems too loose.
Pour into a cocktail glass or coupe and garnish with a wheel of lime or grapefruit, and an edible flower or two, if you’ve got ’em.
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- Frozen Cocktail: Life on Freezy Street from Imbibe magazine