Ah the rosé spritzer: It's all of a sudden trendy and glamorous, and all the cool girls are drinking them these days, including yours truly. Yes, it is true, and I am sorry about that, Dad. I feel like I'm committing a cardinal sin of wine-making families. "Did you hear? She's drinking rosé now. Yeah, things must be bad. I'm sure it came from a box." Rosé sort of existed on the low level of varietals. You'd find it on the bottom shelf, next to the two dollar jug options, in all of its unnatural, coral-colored glory. But not so anymore! The rosé has been bumped up. Thanks to swanky bloggers, instagram and #yeswayrose the rosé is living the high life now.
What's even better, depending on whether you actually like the taste of rosé or are just pretending to in order to be hip, is that the rose spritzer is the next big thing. A splash of seltzer water, a squeeze of lemon and an ice cube and you will be navigating your next cocktail party in style. The iconic drink of 78-year-old ladies has come to the younger generation and to that I say: #yesway.
Look here I am enjoying one on the patio. And I'm holding the glass entirely wrong. I am slipping, Dad. I am slipping.
Half a glass of rosé (I like Josefina because it has a screw top. Yes, sometimes that is how I make decisions when buying wine, also it's rosé, and you are going to add ice cubes and water to it so who cares)?
I then add a splash or two of lemon flavored tonic water.
Then a dash of bitters
A slice of lemon
An ice cube
It's refreshing. It is not a Sancerre (which I also have in my fridge and you can bet a million dollars I am NOT adding ice or water to that). But on these hot days after I get the kids to bed, a rosé spritzer is not entirely a bad idea.
Are you on the rosé bandwagon? Are you ever going to take wine suggestions from me again? ;)
Photos by Alexa Evans