Now experts predict that a new version of rosé may soon become Britain’s next big trend in wine.
Frozen rosé - or ‘frosé’ - is made by blending the pink wine with lemon juice and sugar before popping it in the freezer for six hours.
The result is a slushie-style concoction that is proving wildly popular in the small selection of cocktail bars where it is already being sold.
Thousands of people across the country have also posted pictures of homemade versions of the drink on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram.
The Beaufort House bar in Chelsea, West London, claims it has been inundated with requests for frosé after adding it to the menu earlier this month. It has now become their best-selling drink.
Hannah Cary, 25, events manager at Beaufort House, said that while the drink provided a sense of nostalgia for some drinkers who remember slurping on brightly-coloured fruit slushies as children, it also had a universal appeal to the young and old.
She said: ‘We have had all ages of people come in to ask for a glass of frose, we have been absolutely inundated with requests and some people do get quite nostalgic about it.
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