Get the recipe for drunken strawberries! These Rosé Strawberries are the perfect refreshing summer treat for pool days, boat days and more.

They’re perfect to eat by themselves or top a dessert. Easy to make with just three ingredients, you are going to love these boozy frozen strawberries!

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As I was pouring rosé into a pitcher to make a batch of rosé slushies the other day, I had an idea. What if I made my wine marinated grapes, with strawberries instead?

A couple years ago we did a rosé tasting in Sonoma with friends. I had occasionally had a glass of rosé that I enjoyed, but more that I didn’t. It was fun to do a side by side comparison of rosés to see what it was I did and did not like. Of course the views and great company didn’t hurt either.

Ever since I’ve enjoyed the occasional glass and have begun experimenting with it making these pretty sugared rosé strawberries, rosé slushies and even using it in lieu of pinot for my reduction to top desserts.

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Drunken Strawberries

These marinated rosé strawberries, or drunken strawberries (as I like to call them) are so easy to snack on. They’re the perfect summer poolside treat or addition to an Oscar watch party and Valentine’s Day, of course!

Why You’ll Love Them

  • So Simple – You just need three ingredients to make these delicious frozen treats!
  • Any Season – They’re as perfect for Valentine’s Day as they are for a pool day!
  • Great Alone or with Other Desserts – You can also top desserts like No Bake Cheesecake or Creme Brulee with them.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Strawberries – Use ripe strawberries for this recipe that are firm. Wash and hull them before soaking them in the wine.
  • Rosé wine – You don’t need to use an expensive wine for this recipe, use your favorite drinking rose.
  • Sugar – Once the strawberries have soaked, coat them in white sugar for added sweetness and texture.
rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine in the background.

How to Make

  1. Soak – Place strawberries in a bowl, cover with rose and refrigerate up to one hour. rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine pouring over the top
  2. Dry – Drain strawberries and lightly dry them. rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine in the background.
  3. Roll in sugar. rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine in the background.
  4. Freeze them on a baking sheet until you’re ready to enjoy. You can enjoy them once they are frozen, or transfer to an airtight container to have at a later date.

Variations

Rosé wine works so well with the strawberries, but other options will work well too if you fancy experimenting! Try soaking them in:

  • vodka
  • rum
  • red or white wine
  • champagne
  • bourbon
rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine in the background.

Tips

  • Use fresh strawberries. They should be ripe but firm, and use your favorite wine or champagne.
  • Allow the strawberries to sit in the wine for up to one hour in the fridge before rolling them in sugar.
  • I prefer to freeze the strawberries before eating them, but you don’t have to if you are in a hurry to serve them!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should you let strawberries soak in alcohol?

Soak for a minimum of one hour, up to four hours. While you can soak them overnight, I have found that this softens the fruit more than we’d prefer.

Do strawberries have a lot of sugar?

While they are a very sweet fruit, they don’t have as much sugar as you might think. One cup of strawberries has about 7 grams of sugar! These wine marinated strawberries have a bit more, of course, so check out the nutrition information in the printable recipe card.

rosé marinated drunken strawberries in a white bowl, bottle of wine in the background.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – You can leave these out for up to 24 hours but they won’t stay frozen for very long!
  • Refrigerator – You can store your strawberries before (and after) serving for up to 48 hours. This means a total of up to 3-4 days refrigerated.
  • Freezer – Store your wine marinated strawberries in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

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Drunken Strawberries

This easy drunken strawberries recipe makes a great poolside treat, but are perfectly poppable for showers, New Year’s Eve, brunches and more!
Prep: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 pound strawberries washed and hulled
  • 2 cups rosé
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar

Instructions 

  • Place strawberries in a bowl, cover with rose and refrigerate up to 1 hour.
  • Drain strawberries and lightly dry them.
  • Roll in sugar and freeze until you’re ready to enjoy.

Tips

  • Use fresh strawberries, and organic if possible, they should be ripe but firm, and use your favorite rose wine.
  • Allow the strawberries to sit in the wine for up to 1 hour in the fridge before rolling them in sugar.
  • I prefer to freeze the strawberries before eating them, but you don’t have to if you are in a hurry to serve them!

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Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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26 Comments

  1. Yum! These sound awesome! The biggest problem I’d have, though, is keeping my kids away from them. The littles love berries of all kinds and can’t be trusted around them. Definitely keeping this recipe for summer vacation!

  2. Whoa! i didn’t knew you could use strawberries for this! i am so in love with the idea of this! Thanks for sharing your recipe!