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TGIF: ‘Friends With Benefits’ Punch

Try this delicious rosé-based cocktail recipe from Kat Odell’s Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz at your next summer party. 

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Rosé is one of those wines that just go down so easily, especially on a hot day with friends. So why not use rosé as a base for punch? That’s exactly what The Broken Shaker guys have done with this number. Think mildly boozy, bubbly adult lemonade with a soft ginger undertone. Since this is a punch, you can use an ice ring or Bundt pan to freeze a large block of ice; otherwise standard cubes work, too (I like to freeze edible flowers in the ice). Whatever you choose, good luck drinking just one glass!



  • 4 cups ginger beer, such as Fever-Tree
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) rosé wine, chilled
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Cocchi Aperitivo Americano
  • 10 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • Lemon wheels, for garnish
  • Assorted edible flowers for garnish (optional)


Place an ice ring or 3 cups ice cubes in a punch bowl. Add the ginger beer, lemon juice, rosé, Cocchi Aperitivo Americano, and grapefruit bitters, and stir together gently. Garnish with the lemon wheels and edible flowers, if using. Serve in rocks glasses.

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