All Rosé Everything: The Pink Patio Sipper Recipe

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Photo by Tom Arena

Inspired by the popularity of all-day rosé, Vicente Romero, general manager/beverage director of Onward in Chicago, found a clever way to double up on the pink stuff: supplement the wine with a small measure of rosé gin.

He likes to use Two Brothers Rosé Gin, made locally from a base steeped in Pinot Noir grapes for two weeks. “[The cocktail is] the perfect patio sipper,” says Romero. “Not too sweet, not too boozy.”

A Quick Guide to Rosé Wine
  • 2 ounces rosé wine
  • 1 ounce rosé gin
  • ¾ ounce pineapple syrup*
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ¼ ounce red bitters, like Luxardo
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients except garnish. Shake well, then strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

*To make pineapple syrup, combine 4 cups cubed fresh pineapple and ¾ cup sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Let cool, then strain out solids. Refrigerated, syrup keeps up to 2 weeks.

Published on May 24, 2020