In August, you can feel summer being rationed. The warm days and nights are no longer endless, and you can feel that the last vacation, the last dinner enjoyed outside, and the last barefoot days will come far too quickly. Did we experience enough? Did we travel? Did we enjoy the flowers and vegetables the earth gave us during these months?
Then at some point, you have had too much. Too much heat. Too much sand in the corners of your suitcase. The days have a laziness that no longer suits you. You begin to crave the day you can turn off the air conditioning. Since childhood, we associate autumn with new beginnings, even decades after we no longer need to do back-to-school shopping.
This is the in-between drink. Before you are ready for pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking and sweaters dyed in harvest colors. When you are still holding on to summer and saying, “This is good. I am content.”
Strawberry Watermelon Frosé
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed and frozen
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, plus more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup
- 1 bottle rosé
- Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and puree.
- Pour into glasses and garnish each glass with a strawberry.