"This is a light and refreshing cooler that has enough oomph with the vodka but is still sessional," says Auriela Nossa, a bartender and the brand manager for The 86 Co. "The wine I use is from our family friend Richard Betts, but this cocktail would be awesome with most rosés." Try it out with various types of rosé and see what you like, and while you do, enjoy the nuances of fresh berry, basil and lemon that help brighten this warm-weather sipper. Served in a tall glass filled with ice, the Provence Cooler can be sipped after a long day gardening, at your next soiree or anytime you want a refreshing but complex tipple.
Add the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup into a shaker.
Muddle the blackberry with the mixture.
Add the basil leaves and ice and shake vigorously.
Add the rosé wine and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.
Garnish with a basil leaf and skewered blackberry.