Disclosure: This cocktail is intended for adults 21+. I created this recipe for the #StirringsMixologyContest and I’m entered to win a prize. Fingers crossed!
Since it’s my birthday weekend (hello 33!), I thought I would make a new cocktail with my two favorite things right now: Rosè wine AND tequila. Say hello to Rosé-Rita–she’s about to be your new BFF.
Back in the day (before kids), I was kind of a birthday diva. Not that I expected everyone to bow at my feet, but I LOVED to have people come celebrate my birthday. In Madison, that meant a bar crawl at my favorite places: Vintage (apple pie shots! delish fries!), Wandos (deadly fishbowls!), Mondays (where the drinks are quite heavy handed) and ending up at Qdoba or Taco Johns (umm, totally neccessary). Now, my body can’t take more than two drinks without an epic hangover. This is my 30s, huh?
Nowadays, I just want to sleep in and relax for my birthday. The girls always make cards and try to keep a secret about what my gift is–it’s too cute.
Although I’m boring now, I do love to mix up fun drinks. This one came about a few weeks ago when I was experimenting with the Stirrings Blood Orange mixer. It’s intended for martinis, but I love blood orange flavor in my margaritas. I happened to have a half of bottle of Bubbly Rosé in the fridge. It was a cocktail waiting to happen!
You can purchase Stirrings mixers in your area, just search their store locator. They offer a variety of cocktail rimmers and mixers–I cannot wait to try the Bloody Mary mix! In this area, you can find at Meijer and Plum Market.
- 2-3 limes juiced , makes 1/2 cup juice
- 1 teaspoon of agave
- 1/4 cup Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini
- 1/4 cup Bubbly Rosé wine
- 3 oz favorite Tequila
- To rim glass: Stirrings Margarita Rimmer , plus lime slices
Using a slice of lime, wipe the rim of a rocks or stemless wine glass. Run through margarita rimmer and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lime juice, agave, blood orange mixer and tequila.
Shake for 20 seconds, then pour over ice in rimmed glass. Top with rosé.
Garnish with lime slices.
You must be warned: this cocktail is dangerous. I can picture myself LOVING this in the summer on the patio, too. It’s delicious AND so simple to make!
What birthday traditions do you have?
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