When I think of Spring I think of warm weather, picnics, flowers and refreshing and fruity drinks. What better way to cheers to Spring than to Rosé All Day. These recipes are super easy and refreshing and can be made in bigger batches for weekend get togethers and perfect for BBQs! Here are some of my picks for rosé.
With strawberry season quickly approaching, I thought it would be delicious with the fruitiness of the rose.
Yield 1 drink
1 ½ Gin
½ fresh lemon juice
3-4 muddled strawberries
3 oz sparkling rosé
In a shaker, muddle 3-4 strawberries. Fill with ice, add the Gin, Aperol and lemon juice. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds and strain into a glass, top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with a strawberry slice.
For all you gin lovers out there, here’s a citrusy cocktail I know you’ll love!
MY KIND OF GIN AND JUICE
Yield 1 drink
1 oz Gin
1 ½ ruby red grapefruit juice
½ oz lemon juice
¾ oz raspberry simple syrup*
Top with Rosé
In a champagne flute, add gin, grapefruit juice, lemon and raspberry simple syrup. Top with rosé. Garnish with skewered raspberry and grapefruit slice.
Yield half a cup of syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup boiling hot water
1/2 cup raspberries
Measure out the hot water and add the granulated sugar. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
In a ziploc bag, mash up the raspberries. Add the raspberries to the sugar syrup and mix to combine. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and make sure to squeeze all the juices through (I just use the back of a spoon to do this).
You can literally use this raspberry syrup in ANY cocktail or add to sparkling water for a hint of fruit and sweetness.
Summer and sangria go hand in hand. Here’s a fun way to elevate a classic sangria recipe. Make it in big batches and in advance (without the ice) for a summer BBQ.
Yield 1 drink/1 mini pitcher
4 oz Rosé
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz Creme de Cassis
1 ½ oz cranberry juice
Garnish with grapefruit slices, raspberries or any berries you love
Hope these cocktails quench your thirst this season! What are you favourite cocktails?