Food & Drink

What’s strong, pretty and pink to drink?

Turn that bottle of rose into a light cocktail for the end of summer.
Turn that bottle of rose into a light cocktail for the end of summer. Lauren Volo

Rose season officially starts with that first balmy day in late spring. But by late summer, even fans of the pink wine could be getting tired of it.

Let’s be completely honest here – rose fatigue exists. I am as dumbfounded as you are, but late in the summer, that easy, breezy glass might be a little tiresome. The solution? A pitcher of rose lemonade.

This is the drink that might make the second half of your summer better than the first. It’s the kind of low-alcohol beverage you could sip through a summer afternoon. It also couldn’t be easier to make. Stir up a batch and invite friends over on a warm night.

Sheela Prakashis an assistant food editor for TheKitchn.com. Email: editorial@thekitchn.com.

Rose Lemonade

Ice

1 (750-ml) bottle dry rose wine

3 cups lemonade

1 medium lemon, sliced

1 (12-ounce) can or bottle club soda

Combine the rose, lemonade and lemon slices in a large pitcher filled with ice. Top with club soda.

Serve, adding ice from the pitcher to each glass as needed.

Yield: 8 servings.

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