Happy New Year, folks! 2017 was certainly an interesting year, with some massive ups and downs. I love to travel and got to take two incredible trips overseas to the Philippines and Vietnam (which I’ll share more about really soon). I worked with some fantastic hospitality clients on exciting branding, design and photography jobs. I got anxious a lot. I rocked some of my goals and fell way short of others. I learned a lot of life lessons.
But I love the clean slate energy of a new year filled with optimism and possibilities. I’ve spent the last few days doing my favourite thing – setting a couple of business goals, and brainstorming new summer recipe ideas – delicious breakfasts, OTT desserts, simple dinners, healthy snacks, I’ve got you covered!
The rise and rise of Rosé is just fine by me. When I’m in the mood, a chilled glass of pink wine always goes down perfectly. I also love it’s summery cousin Frosé, a blended boozy slushie, usually with strawberry or watermelon thrown in the mix. It also makes a great Instagram photo. Back in the day, Gazebo Wine Garden was way ahead of the trend, serving jugs of Rosé Sangria years ago with sliced strawberries, mint and lemon. It was our choice of girly drink on the many, many lunches we had there.
I decided to turn my favourite blush pink beverage into Rosé Sangria Popsicles! Use your favourite bottle of Rosé that you love the taste of because that’s the dominant flavour. I added a little sweetened strawberry puree to taste, but you could also use watermelon or a little simple syrup.
I’ve used sliced strawberries and mint leaves but you could also add blueberries, raspberries, cherries or peach slices. It’s really up to you! It only takes a couple of minutes to put these together (minus freezing time) and couldn’t be more simple. Check out the video above to see how easy it is!
These Rosé Sangria Popsicles are a lovely grown-up treat, tinged with childhood nostalgia (I always loved the pink ones the most). They make a super lovely afternoon treat in the summertime. As a kid, I would swim in the pool until my fingers were wrinkly and then buy an ice block for 50 cents. The other day, I enjoyed one of these boozy pops post-beach swim, while watching an incredible sunset that was also fairy floss pink. Perfection!
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Rosé Sangria Popsicles
- Half bottle Rosé (use your favourite)
- 100ml strawberry puree
- 1 punnet strawberries, sliced
- Mint leaves
Add rosé and strawberry puree to a bowl or jug and stir to combine. Add slices of strawberries and mint leaves to your popsicle moulds and pour the rosé mixture into each. Freeze overnight.
You could also turn it into a granita by freezing the rosé mixture in a shallow pan and freeze for 2 hours. Rake with a fork to break up the ice crystals and return to the freezer. Repeat again in 2 hours and serve with fresh strawberries.