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Rosé All Day

Rosé All Day cocktail
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“Rosé all day” is a common rallying cry each summer, when drinkers gravitate toward pink wines and sunny patios. The wine’s popularity extends beyond Sunday brunch and nautical soirees, however, as it has found its way into cocktails, from the ubiquitous Frosé to more elaborate concoctions.

Rosé was once associated with boxed white zinfandel and suffered a poor reputation. Today, good rosés compete with some of the best wines in the world and impart a litany of pleasing characteristics, from fresh flowers and juicy red berries to crisp minerality. Those flavors, plus its spectrum of colors ranging from the palest pink to nearly red, make rosé a versatile weapon in the hands of a skilled bartender.

The Rosé All Day cocktail was created by Amanda Jones during her time as the manager of Treadwell Park in New York City. It’s a delicate marriage of rosé, white rum, orange liqueur, rose liqueur, pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice and rhubarb bitters. “We chose to highlight the floral and fruit aspects by adding rose liqueur with rhubarb bitters to balance it out,” she says. “I’m in love with everything floral, and that’s why I like using rosé in cocktails, because it’s the only wine that embodies that to me, and it’s fun to play around with.”

With two ounces of rosé leading the way, the cocktail is light and crisp, but the rum and trio of liqueurs lend depth and complexity, plus some added heft to the ABV. Fresh lemon juice ties the room together by tempering the sweet liqueurs, and a slug of club soda provides some welcome dilution and refreshing effervescence.

Note that, in this cocktail, the rosé is a still wine rather than a sparkling variety. Sparkling rosés are great additions to cocktails, but given their bubbly nature they are typically employed as toppers and not shaken in tins like you see in this recipe. Most recipes avoid shaking anything carbonated in a tin, as the pressure can make the tins lose their connection, separate, and cover you or your guest in the drink.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rosé wine

  • 1 ounce white rum

  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce rose liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 3 dashes rhubarb bitters

  • Club soda, chilled, to top

  • Garnish: orange twist

Steps

  1. Add the rosé, white rum, orange liqueur, rose liqueur, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice and rhubarb bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a 13-ounce wine glass.

  3. Add ice and top with the club soda.

  4. Garnish with an orange twist.