Rosé is the perfect summer drink. I know you’ve heard it before, but it’s the truth. I like it super chilled and on the dry side with flavor notes of strawberry or watermelon. Plus, rosé mixed with some soda water–aka the wine spritzer–is the ultimate for daytime patio drinking. Wine spritzers seem to have some sort of weird attachment to them that they’re basic or something but forget that…they’re actually just awesome. They’re light and refreshing with just a little fizz, you can have more than one and not get completely tossed, plus, you can plunk a bunch of ice in your glass and not even get side eye for it.
This spritzer is super easy with a little zing from lime juice and some floral sweetness from St. Germaine. It’s perfect for a drink or two, but can also be scaled up and mixed pitcher style for a crowd–or serious day of lounging patio/pool/beachside with your sunglasses, floppy hat, and a stack of magazines. So, grab a bottle of rosé, get it chilling, and start thinking about the weekend!
- 1 cup chilled, dry rosé wine
- 2 ounces St. Germaine (elderflower liqueur)
- juice of ½ lime
- seltzer water
- lime slice for garnish
- In a measuring glass combine the rosé, St. Germain, and lime juice. Stir to combine. Fill 2 tall glasses with ice and pour the rosé mixture into the glasses. Top off each glass with seltzer, garnish with limes slices.
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
Wine in the summer = best thing ever. 🙂
Michelle @ Hummingbird High
Oh, hello! What a pretty and refreshing sounding drink 🙂
It says “hey, girl” back at ya. Thanks, Michelle!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
This looks so dang refreshing!! Crushing hard girl!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
Yup, couldn’t agree more, rose is the best! this drink looks so easy and refreshing.
YES! Thanks, Kelli!
Mary @ The Kitchen Paper
GORGEOUS! Love the GIF! (and … can I have one of these right now? It’s so. damn. hot.)
My Dish is Bomb
I had a cocktail with St. Germain in it over the weekend and it was the first time I’d tried it. I fell in love, and it’s so nice in cool summery drinks. Also lime in anything is so refreshing! Pinned and making soon 🙂
I fell in love with St. Germaine the first time I tried it too, it’s so easy on the heart 😉
Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land
that little icy slurpy pale pink GIF has made me terribly thirsty! love how simple this is … and those insanely thin lime slices are so circular-ly appealing to the eye ! ^__^ lovely post cindy! xo
Thanks, Lyndsay!! My mandoline did all the magic with the lime sliceage!
Nicole - Coking for Keeps
Rose is 100% the perfect summer drink. Not only the taste, but just the pretty pink hue of it just screams summertime. This looks so beautiful and SO refreshing. Summer please never leave!
Rose all day! Ohh I love this and I’m thinking I need to make these for my dinner party. 🙂
YES! You probably should, for research.
I happen to adore the wine spritzer. It’s one of my favorite summer drinks. This drink is gorgeous!