The drink of summer for the last few years has indisputably been rosé. It used to be that you simply poured a glass of chilled pink wine, and maybe added a few ice cubes. These days you can make a rosé slushie (frosé) or freeze rosé into ice pops. Now, a new innovation in the world of rosé is coming to your kitchen, thanks to the fruit company Driscoll: It’s rosé strawberries and raspberries.
Rosé berries are a paler pink, almost salmon color. They aren’t alcoholic, but merely mimic the flavor of rosé. Driscoll calls the berries “aromatic,” and writes that they have a “sweet, peachy flavor paired with a soft floral finish.” Also sounds like the flavor profile of a glass of pink wine I would love to drink right now.
These berries are going to turn out to be my snack of summer, I can tell already; they’ll certainly be a mainstay at cocktail parties and picnics. Given that they won’t get you drunk, rosé berries can truly be the definition of “rosé all day.” You can eat them on their own or you can pair them with your favorite glass of rosé. In fact, I can imagine slicing up a few of the strawberries and adding them to a glass, freezing them in the aforementioned ice pops, or even soaking them in rosé for a fun (but classy) party favor.
Just like summer itself, rosé berries are fleeting. According to Driscoll, they have a short growing season which extends from June to September. Thankfully, Driscoll has posted exactly where you can find the berries in your neighborhood so you can grab a couple of boxes before they run out.
Driscoll has one more surprise up its sleeve: It will also be releasing another limited-edition berry line called Sweetest Batch. These super-flavorful raspberries and strawberries might look normal on the outside, but they’ve been chosen specifically for their extra-sweet flavor.