Rosé Thyme Wine Cooler

Simmer down this summer with a recipe for refreshing rosé thyme wine coolers, created by chef Megan Mitchell. They’re a perfect combo of sweet and earthy!

A rosé thyme wine cooler in a glass with ice, created by chef Megan Mitchell.

Rosé thyme wine coolers are a great way to stretch a bottle of wine for a group. Lightly sweetened with simple syrup and raspberries, this refreshing cocktail is a real crowd pleaser. Pair it with a Summer Gazpacho and Herb Salad for a chilled, tangy kick.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 to 8 thyme sprigs
  • 1 bottle dry rosé wine
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Soda water, for topping
  • Ice
  • Thyme sprigs for garnishing


  • To make thyme-infused simple syrup, add the water, sugar, and thyme to a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  • In a tall pitcher combine the simple syrup, rosé, juice from the lemon, and raspberries. Stir together. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the rosé mixture, filling it up a little more than halfway, and top off with soda. Serve with a sprig of thyme for garnish.

Recipe and photos by Megan Mitchell.

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