National Rosé Day is on June 10th, so why not celebrate with these two cocktails for summer sipping made with Snowbirds Rosé, a refreshingly bright, fruit forward blend produced from three Rhône grapes – Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Grenache.


Snowbirds Seaside Granita

This twist on an adult granita will cool you off and chill you out, no swimming pool required.

by Cassandra Rosen, mixologist

  • 8 oz simple syrup (2 parts water, 1 part sugar)
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz fresh orange juice
  • .5 oz strawberry liqueur
  • 1 bottle Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé
  • Orange or strawberry slices for garnish

Add the cooled simple syrup, citrus juices, and liqueur to a bowl. Stir in Snowbirds Rosé, then pour into a freezer-safe, non-metallic tray. Freeze until a thick layer of crystals have formed (2 hrs),  and scrape the bottom and sides of the pan with a fork to break up the ice crystals. Continue to freeze for 8 to 10 hours, until the consistency is firm.

Scrape again, and scoop into small glasses. Garnish and serve immediately. Serves 5.


Flight To Cuba

A riff on the traditional Hemingway-style daiquiri, this classic cocktail gets a modern take with the addition of bright, cheery rosé.

by Cassandra Rosen, mixologist

  • 1 oz white rum
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé, chilled

Shake the rum, lime juice, and simple with ice, strain into chilled coupe glass. Top with Snowbirds Rosé, stir once. Garnish and serve.