7 Delicious Rosé Cocktails to Up Your Hosting Game

Summer rooftop parties and alfresco dinners are in full swing, which makes this the perfect time to whip up refreshing rosé cocktails. In fact, if you’re looking for a light signature drink that’ll wow guests, experts say rosé makes the perfect base. A Drync study found that the blush-colored wine grew in popularity by a massive 196% last year—yes, everyone’s obsessed with the pretty pastel wine, and nothing will stop us from sipping on it. 

Far from just a cocktail party favorite, says Dark Horse winemaker Beth Liston, rosé is surprisingly versatile. “Don’t let that delicate pink hue fool you. Rosé is a great choice for brunch, and it’s equally good with a smoky backyard barbecue or fried chicken,” she says. If your cocktail expertise is limited to owning a bar cart and mixing vodka with soda, don’t fret—we’ve got seven stunningly simple recipes to boost your entertaining game, care of a few of our favorite mixologists.

Pop a bottle, and prepare the glassware. These rosé cocktails taste as good as they look.

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This story was originally published on November 15, 2017, and has since been updated.