Guys - the sunshine is here, and let me tell you: I am feeling fine. As much as I enjoy a good sweater snuggle sesh, it feels good to switch things up to the lighter and brighter, which, of course, includes my evening glass of vino.
That’s right ladies, rosé season is finally upon us and our growing obsession with that pretty pour is not in vain. What’s not to love about a varietal that’s affordable, versatile and, most importantly, delicious? Not that you need one more reason to love your go-to pink drink, but if you’re looking for a few new ways to get your swirl on this summer, check out my new favorites:
Rosé is perfect on it’s own, but it’s pretty pink hues, balanced acidity and subtle fruitiness make it the perfect base for a cocktail. My suggestion is to keep it simple cause if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. This recipe is super tasty and your fridge is already likely stocked with La Croix.
Pop, fizz, clink… gulp? I’m pretty sure it goes something like that. A fun way to mix up your rosé habit is to get fizzy with it (Na na na na – nana na). Whether it’s straight up or combined in a cute concoction, it’s the perfect way to toast to warmer weather. This sparkling rosé with a rose petal garnish is giving me full heart eyes. Be still my beating boozy heart.
If you didn’t catch on to the frosé trend last summer, fear not! There’s still time to get your slush on. You could try to make your own, but I hear that drinking the ingredients can really hinder the process. Thankfully, my friends (I like to think of them as friends) over at Pops have gone ahead and made them for us. Maybe they’re my best friends?
In my experience, wine that looks like it belongs behind the counter at a gas station does not have ‘grapes’ as the first ingredient. So, understandably, it took me a while to get onboard when I saw that familiar forty ounce bottle. But, hey, I like a drink that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Not to mention the air of mystery you can create when drinking it curbside or on a park bench. Who’s the woman? Where’s she going? What’s in her (paper) bag?