With summer officially draping us with sun, blue skies, green vegetation, and the occasional thunderstorm, you’ll need to combat the warmth with a delightful drink. Nothing screams summer more than a chilled fruity cocktail or a pristine glass of timeless sparkling Rosé. But, what about combining the two for a completely refreshing and different experience?

Distillery No. 209 knows a thing or two about wine—the Distillery creators also operate a winery located in Napa Valley—and gin. Gin, being a spirit garnering followers with somewhat of an acquired taste for the traditionally piney and strong flavor profile, doesn’t seem to be a first round pick to craft a Rosé cocktail. That’s where you’re wrong. No. 209 Gin happens to be lighter on the juniper and heavier on the citrus and spice notes. That citrus will only enhance and compliment the acidity in a good Rosé. Without further ado, the No. 209 team has whipped together a trio of light and fresh cocktails to taste before anyone else. See for yourself and try to resist dashing out to the store:

Rosé a Day
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by Suzanne Miller

1 oz. No. 209 Gin
.5 oz. Lillet Rosé
3 oz. Club Soda
Fresh Seasonal Fruit (Peaches, Plums, etc)

Method: Combine all ingredients minus club soda in a double rocks glass. Add ice and soda. Garnish heavily with mint and fresh fruit.

Summer Sparkler
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by Suzanne Miller

1 oz. No. 209 Gin
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
1 dash Firewater or Hellfire Bitters
3-4 oz. Sparkling Rosé (Brut is best)
5 Fresh Raspberries

Method: Muddle raspberries with lemon in a tin. Add gin and bitter and shake over ice. Strain into champagne flute and top with sparkling rose.

Swizzlin’ Rosie
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by Suzanne Miller
1.5 oz. No. 209 Gin
.25 oz. Lime Juice
3 oz. Still Rosé
3 Strawberries

Method: Muddle 2 strawberries with lime juice. Add all other ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into a Collins glass, over-filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh strawberry.