Frose' - Frozen Rose' Wine Cocktail

The Perfect Summer Cocktail: Frozen Rose' Wine with Strawberry & Lime

I had my first taste of a frose' cocktail at Estia Restaurant in St. David's, PA on July 4th!  They have a giant professional frozen slushy type machine that dispenses these magical frose' cocktails!  Not having the counter space in my own kitchen for this type of unit - I asked what the basic ingredients were and set out to recreate them at home: Rose' wine, strawberry simple syrup and lime juice.

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 I did a little searching online and saw lots of recipes that call for pouring the rose' wine into a baking dish and freezing in advance.  ...hmm...I didn't plan ahead for pre-freezing the wine a day ahead, so went ahead and blended in lots of ice.  This first batch I tried out with my girlfriend, Courtney.  They were very tasty, but didn't really pack much of an "adult beverage" punch as the wine was diluted by so much ice.  The next time I added some vodka and tested them out on my husband and our friend Robert - and we had a winner!  Yum!!  I even toted my KitchenAid High Performance Blender to our Picket Post Swim Team Banquet and made a bunch of batches to share!  You definitely want to use a good high powered blender to get that smooth, thick texture.  Cheers!


Frose' Recipe:

Makes enough for 2 cocktails depending on size of glass ( ;

You can easily multiply this for more.

Note: You'll need to make a strawberry simple syrup, make this a few hours in advance so it will have time to chill.  


1 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

1/2 cup rose' wine (choose a less sweet, more dry variety)

1/4 cup vodka 

1/2 lime to juice

2 cups ice

Whole strawberries or lime slices for garnish


Make and chill strawberry simple syrup a few hours in advance:  In small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together water and sugar until almost a simmer.  The sugar should be completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat and add the chopped strawberries.  Let them steep and infuse the syrup for 3o minutes.  Strain and chill the strawberry simple syrup.

Add 1/2 cup chilled strawberry simple syrup, 1/2 cup rose' wine, 1/4 cup vodka and juice of half a lime to your blender.  Add ice and blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses, garnish with strawberry or lime slice.  They're nice to drink with a straw too.  Sometimes I'll cut the straws in half if they're too tall for the glass.  Cheers!  Happy Summer!



Recipes for KitchenAid Chopper

Hello all -  Some of you have been asking for recipes that can be made using the KitchenAid Chopper (Mini-Food Processor).  Here I'll provide links to recipes I have created for use in the chopper and links to recipes from other sites that work well in the chopper.  ENJOY! 😊


Coconut Almond Energy Bars

Cream Cheese Glaze

One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

One Big Peanut Butter Cookie

(You can triple the Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe for 4 cookies)

Oreo Upside Down Cake: (I make the cookie crust & glaze with the chopper)

Powdered Sugar Glaze


Arugula Walnut Pesto

Avocado Dressing

Basil Burger Sauce

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & DIp

"Caesar" Dressing

Cauliflower Pesto

Chimichurri Sauce

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe (no raw egg)

Homemade Caesar Dressing -

What to do, what to do?'re ready to make a Caesar salad and you realize you forgot to buy Caesar dressing - ugh!  (or in my case, left the refrigerated type in the back of my hot car all day) 😆

Usually I make homemade salad dressings or just use oil and vinegar, but for some reason I have always bought Caesar dressing - I think the raw eggs scared me.  Turns out a little mayonnaise solves that problem as it contains pasteurized eggs.  

Disclaimer: I realize this recipe is not 100% "traditional" Caesar dressing - (see quotation marks in recipe title)  However, it's super delicious and better than anything you can buy in a bottle.  I loved the creamy, lemony and Parmesan flavor so much, I was using it as a dressing, spread and dip all week long!

I used my KitchenAid 3.5 cup Chopper to make this dressing, but you could make it in any chopper, food processor or blender.  I love how you can grind a few chunks of fresh Parmesan right in your chopper instead of using pre-ground - really makes a big taste difference!


Homemade "Caesar" Dressing Recipe

Tina Verrelli -

Makes about 1 3/4 cups



1/2 cup finely ground or shredded Parmesan Cheese (or to grind yourself - use 4, 1" x 1" chunks of Parmesan)

1-2 garlic cloves (depending how much you like garlic - I used 1 small)

1 cup mayonnaise ( I used light Hellman's)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (it's what I always use at home, if using regular table salt, use a little less)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)

3 tablespoons oil



If grinding your own cheese, go ahead and do that.

To the ground cheese, add you garlic clove(s) and process until finely minced with the cheese.

Add the rest of the ingredients except for the oil and process until smooth.

With the machine running, drizzle in slowly 3 tablespoons oil.

Printable Recipe: Homemade "Caesar" Dressing