Celebrate National Rosé Day with These 10 Rosé Cocktails

While we patiently wait for the official start of summer, we have another fun holiday to occupy our time: National Rosé Day! Celebrate with cocktails made using your favorite pink wine. If you’ve never had rose, there are a few things you should know. Some wine drinkers snobbily turn their nose up at rosé, likening it with the sugary sweet White Zinfandel that took over the market in the late ’80s.

In actuality, rosé can run the range when it comes to the pink color scale and there are different degrees of sweetness and body. It is actually quite versatile and when you find your favorite, there is a whole lot more you can do than just drink it. 

1. Frosé 43

A must have for the warmer months, the Josh Cellars Rosé is a blend of Barbera, Moscato and Syrah with aromas of strawberries, white flowers and stone fruit perfect for outdoor dining, parties on the beach, celebrations with family and friends and mixing into a batch of Frosé 43! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Josh Cellars Rosé

  • 4 oz Licor 43

  • 2 oz Lemon Juice

  • ½ cup Fresh Strawberries Hulled and Chopped

Directions:

Pour Josh Cellars Rosé into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 3-4 hours, overnight if possible.

Place Josh Cellars Rosé Ice Cubes, Licor 43, lemon juice and strawberries into a blender and blend on medium speed till smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Tip: If Rosé is not well frozen, add ice cubes as needed to blender to get desired consistency.

2. Strawberry Rhubarb Rosé Popsicles

Wine lovers have been coveting varietals from the budding regions of Rueda and Ribero for ages. One of the area’s most renowned vineyards and wineries is Protos. Their Rosado is something special.

This wine, produced with the red grape variety tempranillo, is fresh and fruity with the perfect level of acid and a nice long finish. Ideal for summer days or to turn into a delicious dessert.

Courtesy of Himmel Hospitality Group Beverage Director and Master Sommelier, Brahm Callahan

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of dry Rosé – I like Protos Rosé from Ribera del Duero

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries

  • 1 cup fresh Rhubarb

  • 3 oz agave syrup

Directions

Cook rhubarb and strawberries until soft in a pan, use a splash of Rosé as your liquid in the pan. Once they are soft put in a food processor and blend until puréed.

Combine wine, strawberry rhubarb purée, and agave in food processor and pulse to mix ingredients. –Add to molds and place in freezer for about 1 hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles ,run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 5-7 seconds.

3. Mango Frosé

If you are a flavored vodka fan, fasten your blender belt, it’s gonna be a fun summer! Van Gogh has created a slew of slushy frose recipes using your favorite flavored vodka and rosé of choice.

The mango one is a favorite for transporting you to the tropics but, to be honest, we’ve never met a frose we didn’t like. Or a Van Gogh flavor for that matter.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Van Gogh Mango

  • 3 oz. Rosé wine

  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup

  • 1 cup ice

  • Garnish with a fresh spring and peach slice on glass rim

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until you reach your desired frozen drink consistency.

4. Black Rosé

Punch cocktails are always a good idea when it comes to a party. This rose-based punch calls for your favorite rosé, vodka, blackberries and a hint of citrus.

Get the recipe here.

5. Watermelon & Rosé Smash

Pardon me, as I garnish your cocktail with a little watermelon and mint skewer! 😛#eventfashionista

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All it takes is fruit, rosé and seltzer to create a spritz that’s worth sipping all day.

Get the recipe here. 

6. Rosé Sangria

Rosé sangria, yes please! 😋 regram @howsweeteats

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A crisp and bright rosé, like One Hope’s California Rose, is ideal for mixing to a fruity sangria.

The bonus is that each bottle educates 50 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Get the recipe here.

7. Sparkling Rosé Bellini

#sparklingrose

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Choose a sparkling rosé and mix with fresh peach puree for a creative twist on Italy’s favorite brunch cocktail. Get the recipe here.

8. Rosé Wine Cupcakes

It’s not always about the cocktail. You can create a delicious dessert with rosé and white cake mix.

Get the recipe here

 9. Skinnygirl Rosé Margarita

Happy #roseday! #rosemargarita recipe on the blog.

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Skinnygirl offers a rose that offers a delicious mix  of juicy watermelon, pomegranate, and strawberry lemonade flavors. 

It’s ideal for mixing into a fruity margarita. Get the recipe here. 

10. Sparkling Cranberry Rosé

Keep this recipe in your arsenal because it will work straight through summer and into the fall.

Get the recipe here.