Rosé wine has always been popular, but it’s making a particularly big splash this summer as people are finding new ways to enjoy the refreshing summer wine. Drunk Jelly has made a cameo on the scene, which uses wine to unlock jelly’s best potential – rosé being one of the most popular flavors. Rosé also inspires recipes, crafts, décor, gifts and more.
Rosé wine cocktails are the newest craze among savvy mixologists this summer, and there is no doubt you’ll see some listed on a few restaurant cocktail menus. So, join the “rosé obsession” and enjoy making these summer rosé cocktails that are sure to quench your summertime thirst and bring fun to any occasion.
Who doesn’t like punch? This adult version is real crowd-pleaser and so easy to make. This recipe is originally from Martha Stewart.
- 1/4 cantaloupe, peeled
- 1 small peach, pitted
- 1 small nectarine, pitted
- 2 bottles chilled rosé wine
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups golden or red raspberries
Slice cantaloupe, peach and nectarine into bite-sized pieces. Pour wine into a large pitcher, and stir in sugar. Add sliced fruit and raspberries, and refrigerate – covered – for two hours.
Recipe from Martha Stewart Living | Photo from Vinepair.com
This fun rosé wine cocktail is famously known at LDV Hospitality’s Beach Club at Gurney’s in Montauk, NY, one of Long Island’s premier beach resorts. It’s sure to cool the sizzle on a hot summer’s day.
- .25 oz. Aperol
- .25 oz. white peach puree
- .25 oz. fresh lemon juice
- .25 oz. simple syrup
- Splash dry rosé
- Basil leaves
Muddle three basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, Aperol, peach puree, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Finish with rosé and garnish with fresh basil.
Recipe and photo courtesy of: LDV Hospitality
What could be better than lemonade on a hot summer’s day? This rosé wine lemonade cocktail will surely top the standard. Try making your own lemonade, or substitute your favorite store-bought one. Either way, you won’t find this one at your corner lemonade stand.
Ingredients for lemonade (if not choosing store-bought brand):
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 water
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup rosé wine
- To make the lemonade, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
- Add the fresh lemon juice and water to the sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold.
- Before serving, mix the lemonade with the rosé wine. Divide between two glasses and serve.
Recipe and photo courtesy of dessertfortwo.com
Try using a fruity rosé for this sangria recipe from The Knot, or use a splash of your favorite brandy or rum for an extra kick. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer’s day.
Rinse fruit. Chop strawberries into quarters and slice the kiwi. Evenly disperse fruit into each glass, and top with ice. Pour rosé over ice and swirl with a straw. Serve immediately.
Photo by Sarah Love | Recipe from The Knot
Blueberry Maple Fizz
Blueberries and maple syrup may sound more like ingredients for a pancake recipe, but this rosé wine cocktail from My Domaine is surprisingly delicious and bursting with flavor and fizz.
- 1/2 cup blueberries, plus extra to garnish
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedge for garnish
- 1/2 cup unsweetened iced tea
- Sparkling rosé
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together blueberries, maple syrup, and fresh lime juice. Add the iced tea and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into two champagne flutes, and top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with extra blueberries to add a burst of color.
Photo from Pinterest | Recipe by Gail Simmons via My Domaine
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