Satisfy your thirst with my absolutely delicious and refreshing watermelon frosé. Fresh watermelon blended with rosé… I mean, it doesn't get any better than that!
Watermelon is one of those "reserve for summer" fruits, but you can get watermelon in most stores year round, so if you're looking to make this during a month where it's not technically in season, you still can!
I love cocktails, so of course I was inspired by my tropical mezcal margarita and my rose sangria. All equally delicious in their own way.
What is a frosé?
Simply put, a frosé is a frozen rosé drink. Blend the wine with some ice cubes and voila, frozé. This version incorporates watermelon to add some fresh flavors to the wine, a perfect compliment for summer.
What are the ingredients for this drink?
This 3-ingredient frosé doesn't take much from start to finish, but the biggest star of the show is the rose wine, and of course the watermelon.
- Rosé - I love a good Notorious Pink or Summer in a Bottle by Wolffer Estate here on Long Island, but any blush wine will do, as long as it's semi dry and not too sweet.
- Watermelon - fresh cubed watermelon, there's nothing better
- Lime juice - adds a touch of tang and citrus.
- Ice - the ice makes it frothy.
See the recipe card below for specific information about quantities.
How do I make this drink?
As long as you have a blender, you're sipping on this cocktail in no time. Let's take a look at how we make it:
In a blender, add the watermelon cubes, rosé and the lime juice. Blend until smooth.
Add in the ice and blend again. Continue to add ice until desired thickness.
HINT: If you have it on hand, add some elderflower liquor in there for an added floral flavor profile.
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
While this recipe is developed on using rose or blush wine along with watermelon, there are some swaps you can make if you want to make this one your own!
- Wine - instead of using rose wine, you can swap for white wine like a chardonnay or pinot grigio.
- Fruit - use watermelon and pineapple, or just other fruits like berries or mango.
How to Serve this Drink
What I love about this recipe is that it can be made in a few different ways, with some fun variations.
- Spicy - add a shot of a jalapeño tequila to really get the party started.
- Tajín - dust the rims of the glasses you are using to serve this drink with some Tajín for another pop of flavor and color.
- Popsicles - add the blended frosé to popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
The only real equipment you will need for this recipe is a trust, sharp bladed blender. I have a few of them linked here in case you are in the market for a new one, but I highly recommend one of these.
Other bar essentials include:
- Cocktail spoon
- Cocktail shaker
- Jigger - we measure our alcohol so that the drink is balanced once blended.
Can I store this recipe? Can I prep ahead of time?
Because this recipe is a blended recipe, I would not recommend preparing it ahead of time as it will likely get watery. The same goes for storing it. This is one of those drinks that you need to make and drink within the same timeframe. So, bottoms up!
Freeze the watermelon so it makes the frosé even thicker when you blend it with the rose and the ice.
Hungry for More?
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
The Best Watermelon Frosé Recipe
- 1 blender
- 1 cocktail shaker
- 1 cocktail spoon
- 1 jigger
- 1 cup watermelon cubed
- 1 ½ cups rose wine
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 cup ice
- In a blender, add the watermelon cubes, rosé and the lime juice.
- Blend until smooth.Add in the ice and blend again.
- Continue to add ice until desired thickness.