Yes Way, You Can Drink Rosé Without Feeling Basic

OK, maybe a little basic. But these ideas are still fun!

Food Network Kitchen’s Rose Granita.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

If summer had an offical slogan it would read something like "rosé all day" or "stop and drink the rosé." The catchy sayings are almost as abundant as the rosé inspired products pouring into this "think pink" market.

If you are all about the drink that was millennial pink before that was even a thing, we bet you've had your eye on rosé-colored things for awhile — pale pink has cropped up on T-shirts, nail polishes, iPhone cases, you name it. Everything is coming up rosé. Pink does with go everything, after all.

But, can you have too much of a good thing? Not everyone loves the pink hue that washes over summer. Perhaps they don't want to be caught with a glass in hand for fear of being called the "b-word" — basic.

If posing for the 'gram at a rosé mansion this summer might not be your glass of wine — there are ways to use this pastel-hued drink in more imaginative ways. We've uncorked some ideas that are simple to make — but far from basic.

Food Network Kitchen’s The New Frose for One-Off Recipes, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Frose (pretty much an adult slushy) is basically rosé's cool aunt — and we think it's even more refreshing than drinking regular ol' wine. For the love of pink, you only need four ingredients to whip up a batch of these!

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Wine is certainly something that gets better with age, and so does this sangria! Bobby Flay recommends refrigerating the recipe for at least 30 minutes — but up to a day for best results. This allows for the fresh berries and sliced apples to mingle and infuse the liquid delightfully.

If anyone tries to tell you that these types of treats are just for kids, just yell "no way rosé!" Filled with pound cake and a rosé-gelatin mixture, these pops will make you feel like a kid during summertime again. When cooling your rosé mixture make sure to keep it pourable so that it is easy to fill your pop molds.

Food Network Kitchen’s Rose Wine Gummies for One-Off Recipes, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

These boozy gems are perfect for poppin' pool-side this summer. And how cute are they?! When heating the rosé mixture, bring it to a simmer, but be careful not to boil. If the mixture is heated too much it will affect the strength of the gelatin in your final product.

Food Network Kitchen’s Rose Granita.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Hollowed-out strawberries are a fruity vessel for this strawberry-rosé granita. Trim the bottoms slightly so they sit flat on your serving dish. Fill your strawberry cups with the pretty, pink granita and freeze until you are ready to rosé the day away.

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