If you’re planning on doing the whole “rosé all day” thing, then I promise you’re going to want a few snacks to keep you going. Because there’s nothing like a pink hangover to make you regret your decisions — so food really should be a part of your National Rosé Day celebrations on June 10. Are you nodding your head? Good, than let’s get fancy with your food pickings and find the proper foods to pair with rosé to make your National Rosé Day an even bigger hit.
As you know, rosé is a fun mix between red and white wine. The reason for this mix is the length of time that the grapes (with skins on them) sits in a clear juice that will create the wine flavor and color. The reason for sweeter and drier rosés actually has to do with the types of grapes that are being used, which is why moscato tastes vastly different to a dry brut.
The tip when it comes to pairing rosé is knowing the different types of rosés, and what they would be best with. Most dry rosés will go really well with a seafood dish, but a sugary and even a sparkling rosé will be best with fruit or citrus-based foods — like melon, bruschetta, or strawberries.
Nothing goes better with a fine glass of rosé than a huge bruschetta board for all of the delicious citrus and cheesy pickings. Making it a brunch appetizer with this board by Half Baked Harvest.
Bruschetta Shrimp Bake
Seafood, like shrimp, also does really well with a glass of rosé. Try this recipe by Prevention Rd for a mix of two delicious rose pairings.
Marinated Mozzarella Melon Salad
Light fruits, like lemon, are great for a crisp refreshing glass of rosé. This appetizer by How Sweet Eats will certainly be a hit at your National Rosé Day party!
Melon, Prosciutto, And Mozzarella Skewers
The combination of melon and prosciutto is supposed to be a dynamite pairing with a glass of rosé! Try for yourself with this simple skewer recipe by The Comfort of Cooking.
Beets and hummus are also appetizer items to consider with a rosé, and with this recipe by Nom Nom Paleo, you can have both at the same time!
Crab Cake Sliders with Pineapple Salsa
Another seafood to try with the rosé, but this time add a sweet pineapple salsa to the mix with How Sweet Eats.
Crab Rangoon Dip
Craving those crispy crab pockets from your local Chinese takeout spot? Make your very own dish of crab rangoon with this dip by Damn Delicious to enjoy with your rosé!
Lobster Tails With Garlic Lemon Butter
More seafood to go with the rose! If you can get your hands on some fresh lobster tails, you are going to love this simple recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen!
Not a fan of dissecting lobster tails? Try this lobster burger recipe by Half Baked Harvest instead!
Fresh vegetables and light slices of tuna, like this salad found in The Kitchn, will pair swimmingly (get it?) with a glass of sparkling rosé!
Spicy Brown Rice Seared Tuna Roll Bowl
Forget expensive sushi, make this tuna roll bowl by Half Baked Harvest at home whilst sipping on your rosé!
Kale Quiche With Garlic
Nothing says rosé like a delicious brunch spread! Eggs pair well with rose, specifically in the form of a delicious quiche like this one by Naturally Ella.
Crustless Quiche With Summer Vegetables
Not a fan of crust? You can still have a delicious crustless quiche by The Kitchn along with some fresh summer vegetables (also great with pink wine) to pair!
Grilled Chicken Breasts With Chive Herb Butter
If you aren’t so hot on seafood items, don’t worry, grilled chicken still pairs great with a glass of rosé! Try this recipe by Foodie Crush to test that theory.
Grilled Chicken Breast With Blackberry Corn Salsa
Another grilled chicken recipe to try by The Kitchn!
Roasted Shrimp Cous Cous
Couscous also pairs well with pink wine, which you can mix in some roasted shrimp with this recipe by The Kitchn for an even bigger burst of flavor!
Strawberry Avocado Couscous
Vegetarian? No worries, this strawberry avocado couscous by Damn Delicious is a great alternative!