Smashed Berry Rosè Spritz.
Smashed Berry Rosè Spritz. Made in one pitcher and in under 10 minutes, this smashed berry Rosé spritz is the perfect cocktail for entertaining. All you need are some fresh berries, a little tequila, St. Germain, and a good bottle of rosé. Within minutes you’ll have the prettiest and most delicious cocktail that everyone will LOVE!
Some of my favorite recipes to create are cocktails, which is a little odd since I don’t actually love to drink. I am much more of a sip here and there kind of drinker, and very rarely can I finish an entire cocktail myself. I’m personally just not into the way alcohol makes me feel, but I still love a night of sipping drinks with friends and family. A lot of times I’ll just omit the alcohol from my drink, which is usually pretty simple to do.
Either way, I love making cocktails. I love their colors, their movement, and the fun vibe they always have. Plus, cocktails are an area where I can get extra creative, both with ingredients and photos.
Bottom line? Drinks are just fun. Do you agree?
With the 4th of July being tomorrow (so exciting!), I figured I would share this easy, last-minute drink that’s great for a gathering and well loved by just about everyone.
Who doesn’t love a rosé spritz? It’s summer’s perfect drink. It’s delicious. Super refreshing. So pretty. And this spritz is very festive too. You see? I love it.
All last week I was going back and forth about what to share today. I really wanted to share an easy last-minute recipe that was both delicious and festive. I’ve shared a lot of appetizers, grilling recipes, and desserts, but was in need of a good pitcher drink.
Enter this spritz.
It’s made in one pitcher and in under ten minutes. It’s red…ish, blue, and all kinds of cute and it’s all around perfect for the 4th of July, and really just summertime in general.
Details. Details. Details.
Like I said, this cocktail is EASY. It’s not necessarily cheap, but all the pricy booze is worth it, because this cocktail is really GOOD.
To start, you’ll need berries. I like using raspberries and blackberries for their red and blue colors. Mash them up with some lemon juice and basil. The basil adds a really nice summery flavor and a pop of green color.
Now add some tequila (yup), St. Germain (aka elderflower liquor, aka the secret ingredient), and a good bottle of your favorite Rosé. Gently give that a stir.
Now, the fun part. Take a nectarine or peach, slice it and then use a small star cookie cutter to cut the peach into stars. Add them to the pitcher, stir it up, and done.
So cute, right? Obviously you don’t have to cut the peaches into stars, but if you’re going for looks, you should do it. It makes this drink better than any others that will be appearing at your 4th of July festivities. Just telling it like it is.
Also, here’s a fun entertaining tip/trick that I love doing with this drink.
Make the spritz as directed, but instead of serving it pitcher style, divide the drinks between mason jars (8 ounces is best) and seal with a lid. Keep them chilled in a cute bucket or washtub full of ice. Then simply have guests add ice (only if they want, the drinks will be chilled, so it’s not needed).
I love this little trick because one, it saves me from playing bar tender all night and pouring everyone drinks. And two, it’s just really cute and adds to the decor of the party. Always love when the food can pretty up a party.
Hope you all have an amazing 4th of July. I am spending the day home with the family before heading off to LA next week for work. Soaking up these summers days in Colorado while I can!
What are you all up to tomorrow? Whether you’re celebrating or not, I hope you have a wonderful day full of family, friends, good food, and good drinks!
If you make this smashed berry rosé spritz, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this cocktail, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Smashed Berry Rosè Spritz
Keyword: berry punch, pitcher cocktail, wine cocktail
Made in one pitcher and in under 10 minutes, this smashed berry Rosé spritz is the perfect cocktail for entertaining. All you need are some fresh berries, a little tequila, St. Germain, and a good bottle of rosé. Within minutes you'll have the prettiest and most delicious cocktail that everyone will LOVE!
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 4 basil leaves (optional)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 6 ounces silver tequila
- 4 ounces St. Germain (elderflower liquor)
- 1 750 ml bottle sparkling rosé, chilled
- 2 peaches or nectarines, sliced and cut into star shapes*
In a pitcher, muddle the raspberries, blackberries, basil, and lemon juice together, squishing everything to release the juices.
2. Add the tequila, St Germain, and rosé, stirring gently to combine. Stir in the peaches. Chill until ready to serve.
3. Serve over ice and garnish with basil.
4. Alternately, you can divide the drink between 6 mason jars fitted with lids and keep them chilled in a bucket filled with ice.
*To cut stars out of peaches, slice the fruit into rounds until you get to the pit. Use a star shaped cookie cutter and cut as many stars as you can.
See you all Thursday!
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