Last summer, a new drink trend took Chicago by storm—the frose. It combines the chill of a frozen cocktail with smooth, refreshing rose wine. Because why settle for a nice glass of wine when it can be frozen? Here are 12 places to get frose, listed from north to south, that are on menus during summer 2017.Read More
12 Cool Spots to Drink Frose in Chicago, Mapped
The trendy frozen wine drink is back to cool off the summer heat
1. Big Jones
Consistently bringing standout Southern flavors to Chicago, Big Jones also now serves a frozen bishop — a mulled wine made summery with rosé, roasted oranges, pineapple and rum. It’s frozen and topped with lime, nutmeg, and baking spices, making a good combination of flavors to beat the heat.
2. The Sixth
The Sixth — cocktail guru Benjamin Schiller’s Lincoln Square baby — has a street-side patio now, the only place you can pick up his frozen “Raspberry Frose.” It’s made with dry Provençal rosé and house-made raspberry syrup for a tart take on frose.
Whether starting or ending a meal with a sweet treat, these frose popsicles at Lakeview’s Wood oblige. They’re made with a rosé wine base infused with strawberries and turned into a popsicle to help diners cool down in the summer heat.
Drumbar, the rooftop bar at the Raffaello Hotel, serves up frose this summer music by grassroots music organization Sofar Sounds on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
While wandering the aisles at the Italian superstore, stop at the Cannoli Bar on the first floor. Amongst the cannolis and granitas is frose, a good pairing for a relaxing afternoon while perusing bottles of fancy olive oil.
6. Ironside Bar and Galley
Red Bull lovers, this one’s for you. Filled with rosé, Gancia Americano Aperitivo, lemon juice and tropical Red Bull, this hefty frozen cocktail appropriately named the “Frose Brose” is garnished with a pineapple. Plus, happy hour runs Monday through Friday 4 to 7 p.m., making them only $6 a pop.
Frosé made-to-order with liquid nitrogen gives this variation a smooth texture at the sister cocktail bar to Peruvian stalwart Tanta. It’s a new addition to the menu starting with the bar’s new “Summer Fridays,” an early opening at 3 p.m. to kick off the weekend after leaving the office.
8. Joy District
Rose, Effen vodka, lemon juice and strawberry puree combine to make the berry-laced “White Girl Frose” give off some serious strawberry lemonade vibes.
9. The Hampton Social
An Instagrammer’s dream with the “rose all day” neon sign, the breezy River North bar and restaurant’s “Frosé All Day” drink could be picture perfect for some drinkers. This variation is mixed with white peach puree and a bit of Tito’s Vodka. Though it’s pretty and pink, with a peach sugar rim and garnished with a mint leaf, this refresher leans on the brighter side and screams summer.
10. St Lou's Assembly
Bocce ball and patio sitting are on deck all summer at Saint Lou’s, along with an always solid lineup of frozen drinks. Their frosé cocktail is made with Paul D Rosé, gin, grapefruit juice and garnished with raspberries, adding a little more pink to this trendy, citrusy drink.
The newly opened terrace bar at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s stunning rooftop serves popsicles exclusively. Pick from flavors like Cuba Libre, Old Fashioned and mimosa and, of course, rosé. Even better, these are offered with alcohol or non-alcoholic.
The Kimpton Grey’s South American rooftop hang serves a frozen pisco-heavy drink with rose, Cocchi Rosa infused with passionfruit green tea, and strawberry pink peppercorn syrup garnished with a flower in a large glass cup.