Photos by: BanAvenue
These Watermelon Frosé Margaritas have been a Summer drink favorite around the Adams’ house for pretty much every occasion under the sun- pool day, Taco Tuesday or boozy brunches. Frosé (frozen rosé) is all of the rage this season and any Texan will tell you that their favorite drink is most likely a margarita. Well we combined the best of both worlds, threw some watermelon in there too, and made arguably the best drink of the Summer.
While many of the happy hour frosés that I have tried in the past were far too sweet for my liking, I did love the cold blend of rosé and fruit and wanted to try my own hand at the nifty concoction! I discovered that adding watermelon brought in a natural sweetness to the blend while the limes make it just a tad bit tart, truly a blend of best worlds.
The hard part of this recipe was finding a rosé that complimented the tequila and wasn’t too sweet and overpowering. I searched for a rosé that was fruitful, aromatic, moderately sweet and most importantly wouldn’t cost me a pretty penny to buy in bulk. Llano Estacado Signature Rosé checked all of those boxes and complimented the exact level of natural sweetness and fruitful rosé flavoring that I was going for. The best part? It is under $10!
Another reason I loved the idea of including Llano Estacado’s Signature Rosé is that it is a local Texas winery. In fact, it is the largest premium winery in Texas and is based in Lubbock, Texas. I’ve tried several of their other 50 award-winning wines and can say that they are the only Texas wine that I have liked and continue to grab when I am at the store. If you are interested in learning more about Llano Estacado wines as well as where to purchase or ship their wine, you can check out http://www.llanowine.com. Use code CHICTOME20 for 20% off your online order!
- 1 bottle 750ml Llano rosé wine
- 2 cups chopped, seedless watermelon
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 2 cups ice
- For best results: pour rosé into a shallow dish or ice cube tray. Freeze for 6 hours. It won’t be completely frozen because it contains alcohol but should be mostly frozen.
- Combine frozen rosé, chopped watermelon, tequila, lime juice and ice into a blender. Process until blended. Pour into glasses and garnish as you please.
- For added booziness: pour a shot of of rosé to act as a “floater” on the top of the frozen cocktail and enjoy!
* Thank you Llano Estacado Winery for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*