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Picnic Rosé

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Picture this: a sunny afternoon, a soft blanket spread out on the grass, and a refreshing cocktail in hand. The Picnic Rosé is just the drink for these moments. Designed for ease and enjoyment, it combines the bright, crisp flavors of citrus with the smoothness of gin and the bubbly charm of sparkling rosé. It’s a cocktail that’s as simple to make as it is delightful to sip, making it perfect for relaxed outdoor gatherings or a quiet evening on the patio.

This is a cocktail made directly in a glass, preferably a stem glass. The choice of glass not only enhances the drinking experience by keeping the mix cool and aromatic but also adds an element of elegance to the presentation.

At its core, the Picnic Rosé starts with a base of gin and honey. Gin, with its botanical nuances, forms a sophisticated foundation that’s both aromatic and flavorful. It’s the kind of spirit that doesn’t just fade into the background; instead, it brings a subtle complexity to the drink. The honey, meanwhile, adds a touch of sweetness that complements the gin’s herbal notes. It’s smooth and rich, offering a silky texture that melds beautifully with the other ingredients.

Then, the citrus comes into play. A slice of fresh grapefruit and lemon is not just thrown in; they are muddled to release a burst of juices, blending their tangy and tart flavors directly into the gin and honey mix. Grapefruit adds a zesty, slightly bitter quality that cuts through the sweetness, while lemon brings its unmistakable bright and sunny flavor. This citrus duo doesn’t just add flavor; it also introduces a refreshing acidity that makes each sip more invigorating.

The cocktail is then topped with sparkling rosé, which introduces a festive, fizzy element. The rosé not only elevates the drink’s visual appeal but also its taste, adding a light, fruity wine flavor that complements the sharper notes of the citrus and the botanicals of the gin.

As you pour the sparkling rosé over the ice, it catches the light, creating a shimmering effect that’s perfect for golden hour photos. The citrus slices, visible through the clear glass, offer a hint of the flavors infused in the drink, making it as appealing to look at as it is to taste.

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Step 1: Drop the grapefruit and lemon slices into a stemmed glass.

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Step 2: Pour in the gin and honey. Begin gently muddling the citrus with a spoon, then carefully stir the mixture.

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Step 3: Add in a scoop of ice and top off with rosé.

So, whether you’re planning your next outdoor gathering or just want to unwind in style, the Picnic Rosé is a perfect choice. It’s quick to put together, lovely to look at, and absolutely delicious. Grab your ingredients, find your favorite glass, and treat yourself to a cocktail that’s as easygoing as your most relaxed summer day.

Here’s to good weather and great drinks!

Picnic Rosé

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Drop the grapefruit and lemon slices into a stemmed glass.
  2. Step 2 – Pour in the gin and honey. Begin gently muddling the citrus with a spoon, then carefully stir the mixture.
  3. Step 3 – Add in a scoop of ice and top off with rosé.

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