Pink goes with everything!
Basically rosé pairs well with all things summer. Patio parties, barbecues, boating, pool-side lounging – all excellent times for a glass of pretty pink rosé. It goes great with pretty much anything off the grill, along with salads, pastas (including macaroni and cheese), fruit, cheese, seafood, even dessert.
Rosé also pairs well in cocktails. Here are a few ideas from vinepair.com.
From Jad Kamal, bartender at Hearth, a restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village.
This is a simple variation on a the classic Sherry Cobbler cocktail. Kamal says that it is it is “not meant to be an intellectual exercise,” and he loves it because “it tastes like a Capri Sun pouch for adults.”
- 2 ounces crisp rosé wine
- ½ ounce high-quality sweet sherry
- 1 half-moon slice of orange, about ½-inch thick
Place orange, sherry, and rosé in a cocktail shaker. Muddle orange well, making sure to extract oil from pith; it will add a nice touch of bitterness. Add ice, shake, and strain over ice. Garnish with a bundle of mint top-leaves.
From Justin Lew, partner at brand-new San Francisco bar, Horsefeather.
This is a batch cocktail, perfect for a summertime party.
- 2 ounces vodka
- .75 ounce honey-rosé syrup (recipe below)
- 1 ounce lime juice
- .25 ounce Creme de Noyaux, .
- .75 ounce soda
Make the syrup with the recipe below–it’s enough for about 40 drinks worth. For the individual drinks, use the above proportions. Combine in a shaker with ice, and strain into a coupe, served up. Garnish with lime twist, lavender stem or thyme sprig.
Honey Rosé Syrup:
- 5 Rosemary sprigs
- 15 thyme sprigs
- 5 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender
- 5 sprigs marjoram
- 2 cups rose
- 3 cups honey
Reduce wine for 6 min with herbs. Add honey and dissolve.