Not like you needed an official excuse to raise a glass to rosé, but you might be interested to know that the second Saturday in June has been designated National Rosé Day.
If the pink wine isn't normally your go-to beverage, consider Austin Eastciders Rosé dry cider. The well-rounded cider is made using hibiscus and real rose for a uniquely light, dry take on rosé. It has notes of crisp apple and black currant and an aroma of florals and sweet cherry — rosé done the Texas way.
Plan your day with these Houston-area specials, available on June 8 and beyond:
Cedar Creek Cafe is mixing Austin Eastciders Rosé in its Bayou City Blush frozen cocktail (which you can enjoy throughout the summer). In addition to the cider, it has strawberry purée, lemonade, and Smirnoff strawberry vodka and is served with a floater of rosé and a strawberry garnish. While you're there, take advantage of Cedar Creek's new brunch menu.
Bungalow Heights is serving rosé three different ways, including its Bungalow Heights Frosé made with Deep Eddy lemonade and Austin Eastciders Rosé then topped with fresh rosé draft to make a slush. On National Rosé Day itself, you can order it plus two other cocktails when Bungalow Heights hosts a night market from 7-10 pm.
Order Conservatory's Makin' Me Blush Rosé cocktail on Saturday, made with Eastciders Rosé, gin, lemon, hibiscus syrup, and a lemon twist, then take advantage of happy hour all day on Sundays and Mondays.
The Hibiscus Skies at Henderson Heights is a mixture of gin, hibiscus, fresh basil, and Eastciders Rosé. Come back for Texas Tuesdays, when there are specials on all Texas crafts, or Mondays for all-day happy hour. Henderson Heights is also hosting a Brew and Succulent Night on June 26, when you can purchase a canned beer or cider and then craft the can into a succulent planter.
In Galveston, Hotel Galvez & Spa is celebrating National Rosé Day at the onsite Galvez Bar and Grill, the Pool Grill, and the Swim-Up Bar. Wade in the water with cocktail in hand or lounge on the deck as you savor Texas-style bites under the warm Gulf sun. Be sure to stay for Sunday brunch, Galveston-style — it was named one of the Texas' best brunches by Southern Living magazine. Reservations are suggested.
Visit Float Pool Bar's Facebook page for a complete listing of upcoming events, such as Euro Nights on Sundays and happy hour specials from 4-7 pm, Monday through Friday.
Enjoy 33 craft beers on tap at Beerfoot Brewery, including Austin Eastciders Rosé, a selection of daily drink specials, Gulf views, sports on seven TVs, and island vibes. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm. Visit its website for a list of upcoming events.
SideYard has happy hour specials from 3-7 pm, Monday through Friday. In addition to the Austin Eastciders Rosé, you'll find unique specialty drinks, exceptional service, and a fun atmosphere that includes live music, sports, and entertainment.
Bask in the sun, poolside, on Galveston's only white-sand beach, relax in a Texas-sized spa, or float on the Interactive River as you celebrate rosé all day at Palm Beach at Moody Gardens. Join Palm Beach for Bands on the Sand with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10 pm, then the evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 pm. It's the perfect way to kick-off your weekend, island-style!
No matter where you choose to be, you can rosé all day.