The Brosé

A watermelon-inspired perfect pink drink, The Brosé is a cooling elixir after a day in the garden, or great for a backyard crowd on warm Saturday afternoon. Sunflower petals are a resilient edible garnish for this cocktail. Keep the stems in cool water and pull petals when you need them versus picking and refrigerating the blossoms.
By | June 23, 2016


In a bar tin, muddle 4 (1-inch) segments fresh watermelon (or substitute fresh watermelon juice), add lime juice and vodka. Add ice, shake well and double strain into a cocktail coupe or flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with sunflower petals. Makes 1 drink.

For a full pitcher of The Brosé, blend seedless watermelon flesh in a blender and fine-strain through cheesecloth. Fill a pitcher with ice, add 6 ounces vodka, 6 ounces watermelon juice, 1½ ounces of fresh lime juice and top with 12 ounces sparkling white wine (see above) and stir with a long spoon. Strain into cocktail glasses or over fresh ice into rocks glasses. Garnish each drink individually with sunflower petals. Makes 6 drinks.

Willa Van Nostrand, Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, Providence


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  • 4 (1-inch) pieces fresh watermelon flesh (or 1 ounce fresh watermelon juice)
  • ¼ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce vodka (we love Caledonia Spirits vodka made with honey)
  • 2 ounces sparkling white wine (try Westport Rivers Farmers Fizz)
  • Sunflower petals for garnish
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