Refreshing Rosé Cocktail Recipes for the Sunny Days

As much as we love sipping rosé throughout the year, there’s something about a refreshing rosé cocktail that makes it perfect for enjoying on those warm sunny days. Not only are they delicious, but they also offer a unique way to add some color and excitement to your summer beverages. To help you elevate your mixology game, here are four popular rosé cocktail recipes that you can easily prepare in the comfort of your home, along with recommendations for the perfect rosé wine to use in each.

The Delightful French 75 Rosé Cocktail

Incorporating the elegance of a classic French 75 gin-based cocktail, this sparkling rosé variation is simply divine. Perfect for special occasions, or to enjoy any time when you’re in the mood for a bubbly drink, the French 75 Rosé will leave your taste buds tingling. Let’s start making it!

Cocktail ingredients (For two servings):

  • 30ml simple syrup
  • Sparkling rosé – dry (e.g., from CAVE SA)

To prepare: First, you’ll need to make the simple syrup by heating equal amounts of water and white granulated sugar until the sugar dissolves completely. Then, pour 30ml of the prepared syrup evenly into two champagne flutes. Fill up the rest of the flutes with your chosen sparkling rosé wine.

Rosé Cooler: A Refreshing Summer Sipper

This fruity rosé cocktail is an ideal companion for a hot summer day. With its delightful combination of mixed berries, lemon juice, and simple syrup, it’s like a fruit salad in a glass!

Cocktail ingredients (For one serving):

  • 25ml raspberry liqueur
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 1 blackberry
  • Pale pink French rosé (e.g., from CAVE SA)

To prepare: Add the raspberry liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and blackberry into a cocktail shaker. Stir the mixture gently to combine all the ingredients properly. Once done, fill your glass with ice and pour the mixture over it. Finally, top up your glass with the pale pink French rosé, stir gently again, and enjoy your refreshing summer drink.

Rosé Sangria: Celebrate Summer in Style

A crowd-pleaser during any celebration, this rosé sangria can easily be scaled up to accommodate more guests. Combining fresh strawberries and orange slices with a Spanish fruit-forward rosé, this delightful concoction is both simple and delicious.

Cocktail ingredients (for six servings):

  • 1 bottle Spanish, fruit-forward rosé (e.g., from CAVE SA)
  • Fresh strawberries – approximately 400g
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

To prepare: Start by cutting up the strawberries and orange into small pieces. Place these in your pitcher along with the sugar, then stir it all up and let it sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Once this time has elapsed, pour a whole bottle of Spanish, fruit-forward rosé wine into the pitcher, mix well and serve!

Frosé: The Ultimate Frozen Wine Slushie

Who says wine can’t be frosty? Frosé, or frozen rosé, is one summer trend we can definitely get behind! This cool, frosty treat combines the delicate taste of rosé wine with the natural sweetness of strawberries and lemon juice.

Cocktail ingredients (for six servings):

  • 1 bottle rosé wine
  • Fresh strawberries – roughly 400g, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • About 1kg ice

To prepare: Blend the rosé wine, chopped strawberries, lemon juice, and ice together in a high-powered blender until the mixture reaches slushie consistency. And that’s it! Your frosty frosé is ready to serve.

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