Raspberry Frosé

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Markets. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Did you know that most of my dream life takes place at camp or at a grocery store?  It’s true!

A few weeks ago I went on a spirit tour (not that kind but that would be fun too!) of the Nugget Markets for work and it really felt like I was living a dream.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

If you’re not familiar with Nugget Markets and you live in the Bay Area…..WHAT??! You’ve got to go to one!  Don’t pass up an experience to see a family owned and operated company dedicating to a beautifully rich shopping experience. They’re a real treat!  They also have one of the most amazing beauty & wellness sections. I tend to spend most of my time there when I should really be gathering ingredients.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

My assignment was to meet with Nugget Markets‘ Director of Adult Beverages, Mike Taylor. I was there to see Nugget Markets’ extensive spirit selection and use it as inspiration for a cocktail on my website. Mike was making his rounds at the Novato location when our schedules aligned.

Say hello to Mike!

I was blown away by the selection and when I told him this, he assured me that the Davis store was far more impressive. I’m already scheming on a Davis food adventure (any recommendations?!).

During our visit, Mike and I chatted about what was on trend for this Summer. He said everything right now is PINK. Rose is hot and so is tequila. I picked his brain and came home with some goodies. So full of information! I love that in a grocery experience.

To make a something with wine AND tequila, you need the balance of a sweeter wine.

Mike lead me to this 2016 Rosado Rosé from Marqués de Cáceres, a noted Spanish producer of Rioja wines. He said it’s a fruity wine. We agreed that raspberries would be a fun addition.

He didn’t want me to miss a good value and a hidden gem, Herencia Mexicana Blanco, adding that the citrus notes would be nice with the raspberries.

As an aside, I really appreciate when a merchant can give me real talk and steer me in the right direction based on my budget. They aim to please!

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

So, I went home, inspired by my visit to the grocery store, with a bottle of PINK WINE.

Right now my brain is all FLOWERS. Mostly because it’s May and I’ve been channeling that with my painting project #100daysartbeforebreakfast

I borrowed this green and pink color scheme from one of my pieces and used it as my cocktail inspiration!

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

We have a light Summery drink with a bottle of Rose, a few handfuls of frozen raspberries, a note of tequila and lemon and lime to add a little citrus. The minty bits will give you the most pleasant aftertaste.

This is what I want to be drinking at an outdoor art session with my girlfriends on a warm afternoon under the shade of a few Japanese maple trees this Summer. If you want the same, you have the power to make it happen too!

Let’s gather our ingredients.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

All this and some frozen raspberries!

Blend it all together and you have this pitcher FILLED with fun.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Pour into glasses. Garnish with raspberries and mint.

We’re on trend with the pink, right?

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Frothy!

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Little bits of mint throughout. What a treat!

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

What beauty! Don’t mind if I do….

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Thank youNugget Markets for sponsoring this post and for giving me a fun creative assignment! You’ve definitely made me so excited for the Summer.  I’m so happy to support brands that help my dreams come true. As always, all opinions are my own!

 

Raspberry Frosé

serves 6

  • 1 750ml bottle of your favorite fruity Rosé
  • 4 oz. blanco tequila
  • 2 oz. Framboise
  • ⅓ cup agave syrup
  • 3 cups frozen raspberries
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • A handful of ice, for blending
  • fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • mint, for garnish

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serve with raspberries & mint for garnish.

To refresh cocktail, add a bit of ice to rejuvenate and blend!

 

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  • By the pounds

    Woah, it’s like you read my mind! I’ve been wanting to make a slushy cocktail with Rose!

  • averie @ averie cooks

    This is pretty and right up my alley! I would LOVE to whip up a batch!

  • Kelsey

    I went to school at Davis! Breakfast at Delta of Venus is ALWAYS a good choice!

  • Caitlin

    Love this idea with tequila! I love making frozes in summer to sip on in the pool. I learned how to make a rose spritzer when studying abroad one summer in college in the south of France (before rose was cool here!) and it was basically just rose with sparkling french lemonade (or soda water + lemonade or lemons) and it’s delightful! Now I blend one up like you did here with frozen strawberries, a bottle of rose, lemonade (+ vodka if I want it boozier). Can’t way to try your version. Thanks for the inspiration, as always 🙂

  • Emma

    Looks delicious! On a side note, I definitely support “art rage.”

  • Kara Chin

    I live in Davis! There’s the Davis Farmer’s Market, Cafe Bernardo, Crepeville, Burgers and Brew, De Vere’s. And of course, Nugget Markets where you can get all of the food things. A perfect town to stop on your way to Tahoe! 🙂

  • Ashlyn @ The Pedantic Foodie

    Loved this post so much! The pictures are stunning, the story engaging, and the recipe AHHHMAZING!!!!

  • Abbe@This is How I Cook

    They definitely made me excited for summer too! Can’t wait to sip on this!

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