There is an old saying advises that if you can’t find what you like, invent it yourself.
Meet Stacie Weisman, A long-time bartender, Weisman had a difficult time mixers that went with wine. So what did Weisman do? She invented her own – Bloomers Frosé – a ready-to-use, frosty rosé mixer that is now available in liter and 64-ounce bottles in cities such as Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg; Bloomers Frosé also can be found at E.R. Bradley’s Saloon in Downtown West Palm Beach, Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar in Delray Beach, Old Key Lime House in Lantana, Lilo’s Street Food and Bar in Lake Worth, Calaveras Cantina in Jupiter, and Max’s Grill in Boca Raton.
“Our product is really universal,’’ said Weisman, who founded Bloomers Frosé in Fort Lauderdale with partners Robert Stillman and Ben Tessler. “While frosé is our first love, we found that it mixed with everything and then we really got excited.’’
Weisman, Stillman and Tessler have more than 30 combined years of experience in alcohol distribution, product management and marketing, so they know when to get excited about a product. The trio launched Bloomers Frosé at South Florida street festivals this past spring.
“Suddenly we had the longest lines – and people kept coming back five and six times,’’ Weisman said.
At home, Bloomers Frosé is easy to prepare, even for novice mixologists. Simply grab your favorite bottle of rosé, prosecco or Sauvignon blanc and blend it 3:1 with Bloomer’s Frosé and crushed ice. More adventurous consumers might want to a sip in a little top-shelf vodka in the blender, as well.
For those who desire an alcohol-free version, skip the wine and add a little lime or strawberry garnish for an all-ages drink.
“I can dump some ice in a blender, pour in a bottle of wine, half a bottle of Bloomers Frosé and have cocktails for 10 people. And I’m not missing my own party,’’ Weisman said. “I can make it in a blender in 30 seconds.’’
Photos: Bloomers Frosé