Can’t get enough of summer’s hottest blush-colored beverage? You’re in good company. Even Jimmy Buffett—yes, Mr. Margaritaville himself—proclaimed rosé his drink of choice this season. Here are five fun ways to get your fill.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Long Island is proving that this pink drink doesn’t have to be sweet. Sourced from fresh New York apples, this variety is refreshing, with a pretty pigment. “Our elegant premium sparkling dry cider is a reflection of soft summer hues of sunsets across the Hampton beaches, says company spokesperson Nicolette Diodati.
$16 for four 12-ounce bottles, wolffer.com
The Parlor in Dobbs Ferry is serving a Blushing Slush specialty cocktail this season. Presented in a mason jar, it’s rosé blended with fresh ingredients like lime juice, mint and strawberries, and finished with a bit of simple syrup. “It’s easy drinking and refreshing while letting the integrity of the rosé stand out,” says Chef David DiBari.
Gourmet Gummy Bears
These adorable confections from Sugarfina are delicious anytime but truly perfect for bridal and baby showers. “There’s nothing sweeter than combining a grown-up indulgence with a childhood treat. It’s the must-have party favor of the summer!” says Co-Founder Rosie O’Neill. $20 for a large cube, sugarfina.com
There’s a reason this popular frozen drink from last year is still going strong—it’s hot out and this drink is like an air conditioner in a glass. “At Mecha Noodle Bar in South Norwalk, it’s a hit year round. “The frosé at Mecha was created with our guests in mind who wanted to cool off after a bowl of our Pho,” says Beverage Director Jonathan Rodriguez. Their icy variation features Provence-style wine and pamplemousse (grapefruit) cordial, plus Campari and fresh grapefruit juice. $5, mechanoodlebar.com
To be precise, the Popstyle cocktail at Cask Republic in South Norwalk is a glass of rosé with a flavored popsicle as an over-the-top flourish. “Forget using ice in your cocktail when you can garnish your drink with a popsicle to add flavor and chill to drinks this summer,” says Lyles Williams, mixologist at Cask Republic. $11, caskrepublic.com
Cheers to summer—and rosé!