When it comes to some of the best summertime sips, nothing can top rosé.
In fact, rosé is so damn amazing, this delectable wine even has a holiday dedicated to its delicious glory.
That's right -- not only is June 11 a Saturday, but it also happens to be National Rosé Day.
So there's no better time to pop open a couple bottles of your beloved blushing vino and get wine wasted.
If you're planning to celebrate this special occasion by drinking plain old rosé all day, I hate to break it to you, but you're doing National Rosé Day like a basic bitch.
Yep, from creative new cocktails to revamped recipes that put a rosy spin on your favorite classic drinks, there are all sorts of ways you can turn your basic rosé into a badass bougie beverage.
If you're in need of a little cocktail inspo, don't worry we have you covered.
We recently got the inside scoop on irresistible rosé recipes from renowned winemaker Charles Smith and headed over to Bo's Restaurant in New York City to whip up some amazing rosé cocktails and show you how it's done.
Seriously, once you try some of these refreshing rosé recipes, you'll never go back to drinking your boring rosé straight out of the bottle ever again.
Take a look at the pictures below to see these awesome rosé cocktail recipes!
June 11 is National Rosé Day, so in honor of the occasion we grabbed a bottle of 2015 ViNO Rosé and Secco...
...and headed over to Bo's Restaurant in NYC to try out three rosé cocktail recipes from winemaker Charles Smith.
First up was The Gingi Spritz.
Ingredients: 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz Aperol, Meletti, or a light Amaro 2-3 oz of sparkling rosé
Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice in a wine glass. Finish with a large orange twist and enjoy!
Next, we mixed up The Tuscan Sun.
Ingredients: 1/2 oz blanco Agricole Rum (preferably from Martinique; vodka would also suffice) 1 oz Italian or Spanish blanco vermouth (not dry vermouth!) 2 oz of chilled rosé
Directions: Combine ingredients in stirring vessel. Add ice, stir very briefly and strain into a chilled bistro glass. Finish with a garnish of small sprig Rosemary or lemon peel.
Last but not least, we whipped up a rosé French 75.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz simple syrup 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Top with sparkling rosé and garnish with a gracious lemon twist.