Rosé, as we all know, is the greatest beverage of all time. Crisp and refreshing, sweet and light, there is truly no other liquid that can match it’s astronomically high position on the tastiness / drinkability matrix upon which all beverages are ultimately judged. But did you know that rosé can be enjoyed in more ways than one? Obviously rosé goes well chilled in a wine glass, but it can also be a deliciously crisp base for a number of mixed drinks! Read on for our favorite rosé cocktails to enjoy when we just can’t get enough rosé!
A traditional mimosa is made with Champagne (or a similar sparkling white wine) and orange juice. How the ingredients are mixed is usually up to the enjoyer. When you use rosé instead of a sparkling white, we recommend replacing the orange juice with grapefruit juice. The extra tartness will go well with the rosé and bring your brunching game to the next level.
A mimosa is more of a breakfast drink, and you might want something a little stronger when happy hour comes around. That’s where our rosé Margarita comes in. This one works best with a dry rosé: Simply get together an ounce of lime juice, a shot of your favorite tequila, and a glass-sized pour of Amarose rosé, and shake them together. If you’re really looking to spice up your life, add a rim of salt to your margarita glass to complete the flavor profile. This rosé cocktail will make you never want to go back to regular Margaritas again.
One of the greatest (and only) downsides to rosé is that its traditionally chilled nature makes it a little ill-suited to winter consumption: But not anymore! Making mulled wine with rosé is the new and improved way to warm up after being out in the cold. Heat the rosé up in a pot with a splash of brandy, some grapefruit slices, as well as spices like ginger, allspice, cloves, and whatever else you decide might taste good. Don’t let the rosé boil, or the alcohol will dissolve out. Once its been on the pot for five or so minutes, pour it into mugs and enjoy!
While these three rosé cocktails are tried and true, there’s a world of experimentation out there for you to try. If you like a cocktail that traditionally uses wine, try it with rosé! See how it changes the flavor of the drink. See how you can modify the other ingredients to better work with the rosé. If you’re trying to find a good rosé to experiment with, look no further than Amarose.