Two people cannot finish an entire bottle of wine. Wait, can I re-phrase that? Two people shouldn’t finish an entire bottle of wine. At least not on a weeknight. We speak from experience.
Since it’s summertime, we’ve been hitting the rosé almost nightly. But, I’ve been waking up lately only to find that I forgot to re-cork the wine. Again. Whenever I have a leftover half-bottle of wine, I always use it for mixing drinks. Or cooking. But the other morning, when I spotted yet another open bottle of rosé from the previous night on the counter, my mind immediately went to cool, crisp refreshing lemonade with a splash rosé. If the two most refreshing things about summertime got together in a glass, it would be this rosé lemonade.
I used my favorite non-sparkling French rosé, but you could definitely use a brut rosé. There are some great domestic ones (I love Mum, Gloria Ferrer, and Handley Cellars). Or, you could use sparkling lemonade. I included a recipe for homemade lemonade for two below, but you can most certainly use one that you like from the store.
Cheers to summertime! Friends, I’m off to the lake for a week. I have recipes ready to share with you while I’m gone next week, but I’ll be a bit out of touch if you need help. Sorry! My main goal for next week is to get rid of the weird tan line I have around my belly button from my pregnancy. Apparently I laid out with my belly exposed a little too much, because when my belly button became an innie again post-baby, it left a weird line. Big life problems being solved next week. Lots of rosé lemonade being drunk.
5 minPrep Time
3 minCook Time
8 minTotal Time
- For the lemonade:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup cold water
- For the rest:
- 1 cup rosé wine
- To make the lemonade, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
- Add the fresh lemon juice and water to the sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold.
- Before serving, mix the lemonade with the rosé wine. Divide between two glasses and serve.
You can substitute store-bought lemonade.