As previously seen on Wit & Delight
Editor’s Note: As we make our way toward summer (what is sure to be, collectively, a very strange summer…but summer nonetheless), we thought it was high time to unearth this piece of timely content, featuring the comforting words of Liz Welle and all the details you need to make one very delicious beverage. Get yourself some strawberries, slice up a few limes, mix them with some rosé (the official, much better-articulated recipe is below!), sit on your patio or by your nearest open window, and *enjoy.*
As I write this to you dockside from Northern Minnesota (a highly recommended spot for consuming the below beverage), I have come across something we must discuss. Though it will be a brief discussion, it is dire. I am shook.
Why are kids “tubing” on floating chariots in the year of 2017? They are gliding along on living room furniture nicer than what I had in my college dorm room. When I was a kid you were belly down on a disc-shaped raft, trying not to chip a tooth anytime you went over a wave, constantly fearing for your life and fighting your tube partner for extra handle space.
Okay back to imbibing.
Summer is here and you and I are going to enjoy the f*ck out of it. June through September is about basking in life’s simple pleasures. It’s about doing what makes you happy and letting your basic bitch flag fly sky high if that’s what pleases you and it’s about being a little extra when it feels right. This rosé sangria is a well-balanced mix of all the above. And sure, you could concoct this regardless of season or temperature, but it just tastes better in the summer because, well folks, that’s science.
Besides some subtly labor-intensive fruit cutting, this shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes—and feel free to remix the heck out of the produce I call for; use any seasonally appropriate fruit you want. I think this would also be great with plums or watermelon.
Enjoy my beautiful summer babies.
In a large pitcher, combine rosé, Grand Marnier, brandy, honey or agave, and lemon juice. Add the raspberries, strawberries, nectarines, and limes. Gently stir to combine. Chill for at least two hours or up to eight.
BY Liz Welle - May 16, 2020
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.