This summer, the phenomenon of frozen wine slushies has reached critical happy hour mass with a drink that's proven outrageously popular: frozen rosé wine, playfully dubbed the “frosé."
Grape Ranch, a now-defunct company owned by two Dallasites, was way ahead of the frosé trend when they created pouches of frozen rosé in 2009. Unfortunately, even with all of the RayBan-sporting females south of 40 in Dallas, the product didn’t last.
The good news? Thanks to a rumor last year that there was an impending rosé shortage, rosé is a thing — and thanks to white girls everywhere, bars are freezing it. We’re seeing the trend throughout the greater Dallas area from Oak Cliff to Frisco. They’re all slightly different, but are all refreshing and sweet. Here are five places you can currently find the frosé — so get ’em while they’re cold.
Frozen Rosé at The Standard Pour
2900 McKinney Ave. (Uptown)
Definitely the most attractively garnished of the group, Standard’s option is sweet and tart. Just make sure you drink it quickly, before it melts, but be mindful of the frosé brain freeze.
Mint Frosé at Oddfellows
316 West 7th St. (Bishop Arts District)
This trendy Bishop Arts District coffee shop and restaurant has brunch in the bag. They’ve upped the ante with their frozen rosé complete with mint-steeped simple syrup to make it perfectly refreshing. Bring on the 104-degree heat.
Frosé at Village Burger Bar
699 McKinney Ave. (West Village) and 12300 Inwood Road (North Dallas)
Known for their frozen Cuba Libre, Village Burger Bar branched out with this pink, frozen goodness, and for just $5, you can get your hot little hands on it. It's available at their West Village and North Dallas locations only.
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Risqué Frosé at Cedar Grove
4123 Cedar Springs Road (Cedar Springs)
This beauty is a dream, featuring Patrón Citrónge Lime, Aperol, citrus, and a splash of sparkling wine frozen with their rosé selection. Is it weird to use a straw in a wine glass?
Frosé Bellini at Vicini
7777 Warren Pkwy., Frisco
The bellini has never looked so good. The Frisco craft cocktail outpost is doing it a bit differently (as they do) and made the frosé into the perfect brunch treat.