Rosé wine is too good to just enjoy at the weekends! Whether you buy one of these tasty rosé wine alternatives, or try one of the unique recipes below, if you love a glass of rosé then you’ve got to give these a go at least once!
The sweetness of this wine variety makes it the perfect addition to cocktails, punches and ice lollies. You don’t need to open a brand new bottle to try these either! Wine that’s a little past its prime for drinking is even better for use in cooking in dishes like casseroles, or in marinades and salad dressings.
For those of us with a sweet tooth, some genius has invented both rose gummy bears AND chocolate (yes really). Plus, thanks to its fruity flavour and pink colour, rose wine is the superior choice when it comes to boozy home-made desserts.
The latest Rosé trend to sweep the internet is that of the ‘Frosé’ – essentially Frozen Rosé! The refreshingly cool cocktail is being served up in bars around the world – and you can also make it home! Find a recipe to give it a go yourself below.
Here’s a whole host of new ways to enjoy rosé wine…
A delicious blend of frozen rosé wine, lemon juice and sugar, Frosé became 2016’s hottest, and most Instagrammable, cocktail! Get the recipe HERE
Rosé chocolate bar
Just when we were wondering, ‘why hasn’t anyone tried to put Rosé and chocolate together?’ someone did. That someone works for chocolate company Compartés in LA, and has begun making possible the most extravagant chocolate bar ever. The bar of white chocolate has been infused with ROSÉ wine to give it the deliciously soft pink rose colouring, and is decorated in edible crystalized rose petals, just in case there wasn’t enough of the rosé theme going on in there for you already! Although they’re based in the US, they ship worldwide, and you can get a bar from Compartés for about £7.52
Rosé gummy bears
These tasty sweet treats are a tantalising twist on our favourite glass of vino! Rosé gummy bears are the combined creation of luxury candymaker Sugarfina and Whispering Angel rosé. They’ve been so popular so far that the first batch sold out within two hours, crashing Sugarfina’s website in the process, and now there’s a waiting list of nearly 700 people all vying to get their hands on these wine inspired candies!
Unfortunately, the little pink bears aren’t actually alcoholic. The rosé flavoring does come from the Whispering Angel wine, but the alcohol burns off during the cooking process!
In alcoholic summer fruits jelly This one is great for summer parties! For a twist on these fab Jamie Oliver summer jellies, add a dash of rose in with the other ingredients.
In ice cubes This one will actually change your wine-drinking life. A couple of ice cubes to chill your glass of vino on a warm summer’s day may be a necessity, but after the ice has melted you’re left with watered-down wine! Instead, freeze left over rose wine into cubes and use those instead. TIP: Alcohol freezes less quickly than water, so make sure you leave them overnight.
In an ice-lolly We challenge you to find anything more refreshing than a rose & kiwi ice lolly on a warm summer’s day! This sweet treat is so easy to make and looks oh-so-pretty, too.
In a cocktail Grapefruit and rose are a flavour match made in heaven, so we love this pretty summer cocktail combining rose wine, grapefruit and gin. All the best things in life.
In your roast dinner Spice up your usual roast dinner with a fruity marinade consisting of oranges, lemons and rose wine! To make your marinade, combine orange and lemon slices with 125ml of rose wine, olive oil, capers, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. This dish is traditionally made with red wine, but rose still works well with the fruit and gives the dish a lighter flavour.