You know that one food that moms will tell you they ate all the time when they were pregnant? Let’s just say, I thought my kids might come out all red and covered in seeds. And I didn’t burn myself out on them during those months. If anything, my strawberry obsession has grown.
There’s nothing like a fresh-from-the-plant Oregon strawberry, but the frozen varieties are a close second, even taking the lead when you’re making something that involves the blender. And you can find them any time of the year, which means today’s recipe is a perfect drink for this Valentine’s Day!
Frosé was all the rage last year, which of course uses frozen rosé wine. I prefer mine sweeter, and with a little sparkle, so my version uses Moscato. I went with a pink, but you could go white and it would still be delicious. The bright strawberries provide plenty of red, so you wouldn’t lose the pretty color either.
1 bottle Pink Moscato, frozen in an ice cube tray or plastic zip bag overnight (it will remain a little slushy thanks to the alcohol)
2 cups frozen Oregon strawberries
8 ounces club soda
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 - 3 tablespoons simple syrup
Blend the strawberries, frozen wine, club soda, and lime juice until smooth. Mix in the simple syrup to taste.
Since this was a bit too much for me to drink alone in one sitting, I split the remainder into three mason jars and stuck those into the freezer. When I was ready to drink one, I let it sit out on the counter for about 45 minutes to thaw. It was still slushy, and delicious!