These Rosé Cocktails Are Perfect for Summer Boozing

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Rosé Garden. (Photo: Owl

Today officially marks the first day of summer, so if you haven’t yet delved into summer cocktails, now is the time.

While the season is usually associated with fruity drinks and frozen concoctions, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of rosé, so why not take it up a notch and use it in a cocktail?

SEE ALSO: 9 Refreshing Cocktails Perfect for Summer

We’ve rounded up six delicious rosé cocktails that pair the summery wine with everything from gin and honey to bourbon and iced tea.

Rosé Cooler

West Coast Sparkler

West Coast Sparkler (Photo: Hangar 1)

2 oz. Hangar 1 Straight vodka
1 oz. Rosé
1 tsp Elderflower syrup
1.5 tsp Rose Water
4 oz. Soda Water
½ Lemon juice

Pour vodka over ice in a glass and add Rosé wine, elderflower syrup, rose water and lemon juice. Top with soda water and stir.

West Coast Sparkler

Cooler.

Rosé Cooler. (Photo: Hangar 1)

1 oz. Hangar 1 Straight vodka
2 oz. Sparkling rosé
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz spicy ginger syrup*
1.5 oz.seltzer
3 slices English cucumber
Garnish with mint sprig

Combine ingredients over ice and garnish with Mint Spring.

Rosé Garden

Rosé Garden.

Rosé Garden. (Photo: Owl

1 part Owl’s Brew Pink and Black [blend of black tea, hibiscus, lemon peel, and splashed with strawberry and lemon juices]
1 part Rosé
2 Strawberries
3 raspberries
Mint sprig
Garnish with a lemon peel

In a glass, muddle 2 strawberries, 3 raspberries and a mint sprig. Combine equal parts chilled Pink and Black and chilled Rosé. Garnish with a lemon peel. 

No. TEN Summer Slushy

Created by Anna Wingfield.

Created by Anna Wingfield. (Photo: Shannon Sturgis)

1 oz. Tanqueray No.TEN
½  oz. Dark Horse Rosé
1 oz. Lime juice
1.5 oz. Honey
4 2×2-inch Watermelon cubes
½  cup Ice
Dash of Peychauds Bitters
Garnish with Tarragon sprig

Blend all ingredients until mixture takes on slushy texture. Pour into a wine glass and garnish with tarragon sprig.

Rosa Violette

Rosa Violette.

Created by Stephen Thomas, mixologist at il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. (Photo: Giada Paoloni)

1.5 oz “A Vita Ciro” Gaglioppo Rosé
1 oz. Medley Bros. Bourbon
1 oz. Serendipitea Iced China Black Tea
1/4 Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Oregano-infused honey
2 Blueberries (one for garnish)
Garnish with oregano sprig

Shake all ingredients and double strain into a double rocks glass. Garnish with sprig of oregano and blackberry.

Always Sparkling 

1 oz. Cognac
1.5 oz Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
.75 oz. Lemon juice
.75 oz. Strawberry puree (sweetened)
1 dash rose water
Garnish with strawberry half

Shake all ingredients except for Rosé. Strain into lowball glass with ice and top with Rosé. Garnish with a strawberry half.

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