I'm typically not one for sweet, fruity drinks. But in the summer months with limited air conditioning, I turn into Arrested Development's Buster — in other words, completely juice-wild. I try to limit myself to chain drinking LaCroix like a good millennial adult, but sometimes you've satisfy the cravings.
No one needs an excuse to drink rosé in the summer, but I couldn't very well just freeze it in the popsicle molds and call it a day (or could I? has anyone tried something like this?). Even if it would have turned out, I think peach makes a perfect partner to rosé. Its flavor is subtle enough to allow the rosé to come through, and it blends into a lovely purée which makes for chunk-free popsicles, perfect for cooling down (and turning up).
- 2 peaches, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup of fruit juice — I used Trader Joe's cold pressed watermelon juice (highly recommended!)
- 10 ounces rosé wine
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- popsicle molds & sticks
- Blend two diced peaches with fruit juice. You should end up with 12 ounces of purée. Depending on the size of the peaches, you might need to add more or less fruit juice.
- Stir together fruit puree with wine and add sugar to taste. I used a fairly dry wine and 2 tablespoons of additional sugar. Depending on the sweetness of the wine and how sweet you like popsicles, you might consider adding more or less sugar.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze for at least two hours.
- To remove popsicles from molds without breaking them, briefly run the mold under warm water to defrost. Enjoy!
Makes 8 popsicles
Photos and text by © Theresa Berens, 2016. All rights reserved.