These Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Rosé is the only thing that got me through these past few 90+ degree days in Boston. The past few days have been brutal. I live in the second highest floor in my building without any AC. On days like those, my poor cat hangs out in the bathroom where it’s dark, damp, and significantly cooler. But don’t worry, I am going to get an AC unit for my living room window soon!
Perhaps the biggest challenge of yesterday’s 95 degree day was taking these pictures of frozen popsicles in my ridiculously hot apartment. But hey, I think I managed alright. By the end of my photoshoot, I think I melted more than these popsicles did. And then I got to drink the popsicle-turned-slushy rosé as a nice cooling reward. Woop woop!
These strawberry lemonade popsicles are sweet, tart, and healthy for you! I did not add any sugar to my batch because I am okay with my popsicles on the tarter, less-sweet side. But if aren’t about the tart and sour lemon taste, I would add some simple syrup to sweeten things up a little bit!
In addition to this cocktail being relatively healthy for you (besides the sparkling rosé, of course), it is a perfect recipe for those hot summer days when all you want is something cool, refreshing, and boozy.
This type of cocktail is trendy in NYC and in many other cities right now. But unfortunately, the going rate for a cocktail like this in NYC is around $15 a glass. Not exactly the cheapest drink in the world…but hey, that’s New York for ya! So if you’re not willing to pay for a glass and are no where near NYC, I have good news! You can make these at home! In fact, you can make a much healthier and cheaper version at home. Sounds like a win-win to me!
You can pretty much use any type of sparkling rosé that suits your fancy. I tend to like things on the less sweet side so I try and go for a brut rosé, which is dryer. For this recipe, I used the Gruet Brut Sparkling Rose, which I really enjoyed. Not too sweet and not too dry either. But there are tons of different types of Sparkling Rosé out there, just take your pick!
I also could not find wooden popsicle sticks anywhere except for at an arts and crafts store. Why doesn’t any food store sell them anymore? Everyone has upgraded to the plastic Popsicle Molds with plastic handles. I suggest buying the popsicle sticks from your local arts and crafts store or online here.
So, do yourself a favor on your next disgustingly hot summer day…cool down, kick-back, and relax with a Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Rosé cocktail!
- 1 pound Frozen Strawberries
- 1 cup Water
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Simple Syrup (Optional)
- 1 bottle of Sparkling Rosé
- Place the frozen strawberries, water, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a blender
- Blend until mixture is smooth, adding in more water if necessary
- Pour or spoon out blended strawberry lemonade mixture into popsicle molds
- Stick the popsicle sticks into the middle of each mold
- Place in the freezer for about 4-6 hours or until thoroughly frozen
- Once frozen, take out of the freezer and take out each popsicle and place into a glass
- Pour sparkling rosé into each glass over each popsicle
- Serve and enjoy!