35 things to drink when the rosé runs out
because summer water is sure to be the first to go.
Published Jun 20, 2016 6:00 AM
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By Sarah Bracy Penn
It’s summertime and the drinking’s easy. When entertaining, rosé is the obvious beverage to stock up on. It’s refreshing, easy to sip… and will most likely be the first thing to run out! Remember the Rosé Drought of 2014 in the Hamptons? Talk about tragic. To avoid a major party foul, we’ve found 35 easy cocktails, punches and sangrias you can prepare beforehand or whip up on the fly in the *likely* event that your pink wine runs dry.
cucumber watermelon sangria
We’re huge fans of putting wine in a blender. Combine frozen peaches and a sweet wine (Sauvy B, anyone?) into a blender and voila! A delicious, crowd-pleasing wine slushie.
bee’s knees wine cocktail
In the likely event that you run out of rosé, your guests may result to white wine. The easiest way to tszuj up a boring glass of vino? Garnish them with frozen fruit cocktail stirrers!
grapefruit tequila slammer
For the quick-thinking hostess, nothing’s better to save a party like a 3-ingredient cocktail. Combine grapefruit juice, lemon lime soda and tequila for this refreshing, boozy grapefruit tequila cocktail.
put a popsicle in your prosecco
apple and pear white wine sangria
cranberry orange crush
plum and thyme prosecco smash
pinot noir and italian soda cocktail
Who says you can’t have red wine in the summer? These 4-ingredient, wine-based cocktails are an easy alternative to rosé. Grab one of those bottles your guests left unopened and mix up this sweet and simple cocktail.
What’s one fruit we can’t get enough of? Blood oranges! Not only are they delicious, but they are a gorgeous garnish atop this yummy white wine sangria.
blackberry thyme champagne cocktail
tropical wine slushies
tangerine sorbet mimosas
This 3-ingredient prosecco cocktail is just as satisfying as it is beautiful. The English Garden is also incredibly simple, but put the elderflower cordial on your shopping list. It’s not an ingredient we see on most bar carts!
muddled raspberry and champagne cocktail
blood orange sangria
This fruity and fresh mojito is easy to sip and a breeze to make.
set up a mimosa bar
When all else fails, have your guests make their own mimosas! Provide bottles of bubbly, a variety of fresh juices and sliced fruit for garnish. Your guests will love this little DIY cocktail station!
raspberry ginger smash
Champagne? In a mojito? Why not. Add with a dash of rum and some muddled mint and grapefruit and you’ve got a bubbly beverage everyone will love.
Pineapple juice and coconut rum is a go-to drink for easy beach sipping. Bring the beach home with this 3-ingredient pineapple rum punch!
Prepare these sweet little frozen hearts before your guests arrive — that way, if the wine runs out, you’ll just pop the champagne, toss in these strawberry ice cubes and have an instant crowd-pleaser.
There are few cocktails that are easier to whip up than a batch of gimlets. Don’t worry, this variety uses sweet Meyer lemons and thyme, so you won’t be a photobomb with a puckered face.
refreshing pineapple summer punch
fresh honeydew margaritas
There are few things as refreshing as a slice of summer melon. If you’re afraid your wine will run low, prepare this homemade honeydew juice and stash it in the fridge. Then it’s a snap — just stir in the tequila and lime juice for a delicious and unexpected take on a margarita!
blood orange rickey
The Hemingway Daiquiri is a classic. Every hostess should try to have the ingredients on their home bar… the blush pink cocktail never disappoints and can be whipped up in an instant.