Hi all! I feels so good to be back with a new post! Honestly it's rained almost every day this spring which has left me uninspired + without many opportunities to shoot. Thankfully we were blessed with the most perfect possible weather when we headed to Kennebunkport for a much-needed weekend with our friends from Stamford. Our dear friend Leigh has a family home that we stay at on Goose Rocks Beach, my favorite beach in Maine.
I whipped up this cocktail on our trip as my contribution to the Grenville Society Summer Series and it's a new household favorite. If you aren't familiar with Grenville Society check them out - they make the gorgeous pineapple corkscrew that you see in my instagram stories all of the time! Also, Grenville's founder Vija is a total #girlboss making her dreams come true - I love supporting her and her business in any way I can and it's been so awesome seeing them grow so fast! Click here to pick up a corkscrew (now in a gorgeous rose gold color as well!) for yourself.
Goose Rocks Cooler
1 bottle rosé of your choice
1 cup fresh watermelon juice
Polar Raspberry Rosé seltzer, or similar
2 cups watermelon, sliced in smalls chunks
1 tablespoon of minced jalepeno, seeds removed
Sliced basil, to taste
Vodka (optional, if you're feeling feisty ;)*
1. Combine rosé and watermelon juice in a pitcher.
2. Split mixture between four stemless wine glasses; pour over ice. Add watermelon chunks and a pinch of jalapeño to each, stir. Top with seltzer and a sprinkle of torn basil.
3. Stir lightly with a cocktail spoon just to combine and serve immediately.
*Add a cup or so of vodka to step 1 if desired.