'Frosé' is a cool reason to buy rosé wine this summer

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The latest craze sweeping the social networks is also a fantastic reason to buy rosé wine this summer for a refreshing fruit cooler that's like an ice-cold take on sangria.

Warm weather has many wine enthusiasts turning to sangria as a way to cool off, blending red wine with fruit juices and a dash of brandy, along with plenty of fresh fruit chopped into the glass or jug.

But Frosé blends (quite literally) this concept with that of a frozen strawberry daiquiri, for a slushie that packs just a little alcoholic punch.

Step one is to buy rosé wine that you don't mind mixing with other ingredients - a great way to make something special out of even a cheap bottle.

Fruity rosé gives you a headstart on flavour for this recipe, while a pale blush wine is perfect if you want the natural fruit juices to take centre stage rather than have much of a 'red wine' type of taste to it.

Decant the wine into ice cube trays or bags, and leave it to freeze solid - remember due to the alcohol content, it might retain a certain amount of slushiness anyway.

Once it's thoroughly frozen, put the ice cubes into a blender along with plenty of strawberries and sugar to taste.

We've seen versions of this that use strawberry syrup rather than blending the fruit, and others that pump up the flavour using grenadine or vermouth (a red vermouth would be ideal). Some even add vodka.

If you don't have a blender, but you do have an ice cream maker, you can combine the ingredients as liquids and then use the ice cream maker to churn them and chill them into slush - just use syrups rather than solid fruit.

For an original twist, consider using other fruits, like raspberries, or add a healthy dash of rose syrup for a fragrant aspect to the final flavour