I'm back at home in the good ol' US of A to celebrate my no-longer-little sister's 21st. When did she get so old!??? When did I get so old??? SOBBB. While this milestone initially left me nostalgic for years past when we all lived under one roof, it dawned on me that I have also gained a new drinking buddy. We can show up to happy hours across America and slip on cocktails. We can order margaritas and chow down on Mexican food. We can order a beer with our burgers!
As the older, wiser sister, it was my job to pick out a drink for the family birthday bash that would good down easy with everyone. Since we were having crab cakes, it needed to be something light and refreshing. We ended up making my go-to summer drink: a rosé spritzer. Normally, I keep it super simple with a fresh, fruity rosé and some sprite. But I wanted to "kick it up a notch" to borrow Emeril's catch phrase). She is turning 21 after all. Some pomegranate juice, lemonade and fresh berries made it just that much more festive.
Disclaimer: This drink is excessively drinkable. Luckily it doesn't have the same punch as a Long Island Ice Tea or we'd all be in trouble.