Head to these places on National Rosé Day (Saturday, June 9) to sip some beloved frosé.
Here at Real Simple, we know our readers love frosé. Luckily, there is a very special reason to drink up this weekend: National Rosé Day 2018 is this Saturday, June 9! The holiday is always the second Saturday in June (in case you want to mark your calendar for next year) and it is best celebrated by, you guessed it, drinking rosé. Our preferred method of drinking rosé is definitely frosé (frozen rosé, for those of you who haven’t tried it yet), so we will surely be celebrating by making a big batch (here's the complete how-to). For those of you who prefer to be handed your frosé in a frosty glass at a bar or restaurant, look no further. We have put together a list of restaurants and bars in cities all across America where you can grab a glass (or three) of the celebratory slushie this weekend.
New York City: Bar Primi
This NYC pasta hotspot is known for its frosé. Customers love that it is strawberry-tinted, and topped with a fresh juicy piece of fruit. If you are ever in the East Village, be sure to put your name down with the host—there is always a wait!
Los Angeles: Bernadette’s
The frosé at “the dumbest bar in L.A.” has a name that goes along with the silly theme. “Frosé O’Donnell” pays homage to the comedian Rosie O’Donnell, though no word on how she feels about the cocktail. This wine slushie has both watermelon and grapefruit juices, so be prepared for a sweet and tangy combo.
Chicago: The Hampton Social
Chi-town’s The Hampton Social has a unique take on our go-to drink. Instead of using strawberry purée in the cocktail like so many bars and restaurants do, they use peach purée, which lends itself well to the drink. Head to one of their three locations on National Rosé Day to try it out.
Phoenix: Mora Italian
If you live in Phoenix, you are in luck. Not only does Mora Italian have some of the best Italian food courtesy of celebrity chef and Chopped judge Scott Conant, but they also have one of the coolest frosés we have seen—and we have seen a lot! Instead of blending rosé with ice, they pour a rosé cocktail over a snowcone. If you go, send us pics, we’re jealous!
Austin: Hotel San José
Not only does the name "Hotel San José" rhyme with frosé, they have it in their lounge, too. The Hotel San José is a hip hotel with an even cooler cocktail menu. Their frosé features lemon in it, making it tart and refreshing.
San Francisco: The Dorian
We love frosé for its main ingredient, but put some vodka in there too, and it gets even better. The Dorian does just this, blending together rosé, watermelon, lemon, and vodka for their Frosé All Day cocktail, which is featured prominently on their menu.
Charlotte: Tupelo Honey
With locations in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, Tupelo Honey can be your go-to frosé destination no matter where you live. Their frosé is served in a coupe glass, so you will feel extra special no matter your mood.
Denver: Ignite Kitchen+Cocktails
Igniting is exactly what your taste buds will be doing when you take a sip of this frosé. Made with lemonade and lemon vodka, this cocktail is sweet and sour at the same time.
Voted the best in D.C., this frosé is over-the-top to say the least. Combining rosé, vodka, Aperol, peach, and orange, this cocktail is a delicious combo of an Aperol spritz and a glass of frosé.
Detroit: Public House
This frosé is only served at brunch, but that’s what makes it even more special when you get to have it. After all, frosé and brunch are a match made in heaven.
Planning to mix up a batch of frosé in honor of National Rosé Day? Here's how to master the art of frosé right in your own kitchen.