Forget the shades, the beach tote, or those sandals: The summer’s absolute must-have this year is Frosé. Not familiar? It’s a cool and oh-so-drinkable icy bev made with rosé wine and a hint of berry sweetness that you’ll want to get your hands on ASAP, and it’s being poured right now in Vancouver at JOEY Bentall One.
Since Vancouver and their Bentall location is the heartbeat of the JOEY restaurant chain, this is where you’ll find items they are testing out before they hit the other markets.
JOEY’s Bar Training Manager, Carlyn Gill, has had the terrible, dreadful, awful job of having to work on perfecting the recipe for the slushy pink drink. (The worst, right?)
At a visit to taste-drive the Frosé at JOEY Bentall, Daily Hive learned from Gill how she and her team landed on the ideal balance of two rosés–one dry and one off-dry–along with a hint of strawberry puree and a bit of sweet vermouth. All told, JOEY’s crave-worthy Frosé is about 80% wine, so the rosé flavour comes through beautifully.
Topped with a fresh mint garnish, JOEY’s new Frosé has proven a big hit, garnering even some surprising fans (like a table full of guys who switched to Frosé after their palate-opening Caesars one recent sunny afternoon).
For now, JOEY Bentall is the only location that’s got the Frosé, but they’ll be rolling it out at Toronto’s Eaton Centre location on July 5, with the remainder of BC and Ontario locations getting to check it out by mid-July. It’ll hit the US market around that time, too.