Rosé the Hard Way

This punch from Jeff Bell tastes surprisingly like pink wine
47 Ratings
100% would make again
Vodka and Gin Punch
Photo: Dave Katz/Tasting Table

Jeff Bell's blend of fruit, melon and tarragon, buttressed by the botanicals in the gin, is a dead ringer for classic rosé wine from Provence.

Rosé the Hard Way

Recipe adapted from Jeff Bell, PDT, New York, NY

Yield: 16 to 18 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes infusing time

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes infusing time


1 green apple (about 2½ cups), cored and roughly chopped

8 ounces strawberries (about 1½ cups), hulled and quartered

4 cups chopped watermelon

4 fresh tarragon sprigs (½ cup loosely packed leaves), leaves removed and stems discarded

1¼ cups vodka

¾ cup gin

2 cups water

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup simple syrup


1. In a food processor, combine the apple, strawberries, watermelon and tarragon, and pulse for a few seconds to break the fruit down. Add the vodka and gin, and allow to infuse for 10 minutes.

2. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Stir in the water, lemon juice and simple syrup, and chill for 1 hour before serving.

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