Summer temperatures are often hard to bare. Relax, refresh, and beat the summer heat with this tasty beverage from Winc Wine Club and Let Me Eat Cake!
Nastassia Johnson is a self-proclaimed “lover of cake, an enthusiast of pie, and donut fiend,” but she is also the sweets-loving lady behind the blog and Instagram Let Me Eat Cake. She’s a pillar of the Los Angeles food community, having run two of LA’s most beloved restaurants – Joan’s on Third and Sotto – as well as being the brainchild behind the city’s first Filipino food truck. As such, it comes as no surprise that the recipes and food tips she shares on Let Me Eat Cake are nothing short of delicious.
As part of Joybird’s partnership with Winc wine club, we challenged Nastassia to whip up a sweet, pink drink that’s perfect for the summer season and compliments her blush pink-hued home, complete with our Eliot Chairs in Royale Blush and Winslow Sofa styled to mid-century perfection!
Naturally, when “pink” is the parameter there’s no better wine choice than rosé! Using Winc’s Cocomero rosé as a foundation, Nastassia mixed in some refreshing citrus flavors and melon-y sweetness for a lovely libation that’s quick to make and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Watermelon Frosé by Let Me Eat Cake
Ingredients + Directions
1 bottle of rosé frozen (Winc Cocomero rose)
1 cup watermelon juice
1/4 simple syrup
1/2 of a lime juiced
1 cup ice cubes (if more of an icy texture is desired)
Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight. Cut watermelon in half. Scoop out watermelon and blend to juice. Place watermelon juice in a pitcher and refrigerate until needed.
Make the simple syrup: combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until dissolved. Refrigerator until ready to make the drink.
Place the rosé ice cubes, watermelon juice, simple syrup, and lime juice in a blender and blend until combined and creamy. Pour into the halved watermelon and garnish with mint. Or pour into coupe glasses and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.
Thanks so much to Nastassia and Winc Wines for helping us create such a tasty treat!