Watermelon Mint Frosé

OK, I think I just found my favorite summer cocktail ever! Our friend Ellie Schmidly was visiting us this past week and mentioned offhandedly that she recently made a drink with frozen watermelon, rosé, and simple syrup and it was sooo good. I love watermelon and I realized that I had all the ingredients on hand, so I set out to try it myself and the results were literally summer cocktail perfection. It’s so easy and refreshing and I added some chopped up mint to bump up the summer flavors even more!

Watermelon Mint Frosé (serves 2)

2 cups frozen watermelon (cut into 1″ cubes)
1 cup rosé
6 mint leaves, chopped, and extra for garnish
simple syrup to taste

Cut your watermelon into 1″ cubes and freeze in the freezer until frozen. You need 2 cups to make 2 drinks, so freeze some for now and some extra for later—I promise you’ll want another one soon!
Once your watermelon is frozen, add 2 cups to a blender and add in 1 cup of rosé.
Chop up 6 mint leaves and add to the blender (add more if you love mint and less if you don’t). I would finely chop your mint leaves first rather than just add them whole to the blender as you don’t actually blend the drink very much and you want to make sure the mint leaves are chopped and well dispersed.
Pulse your blender until all the ingredients are mixed together. Try not to blend more than you have to so you retain as much slush as you can without blending it into a total smooth juice. You want the slush to look fine and not too chunky. Taste your frosé and add some simple syrup to taste if needed and pulse once or twice quickly to combine the syrup into the frosé. Pour into glasses and garnish with a mint leaf and wedge of watermelon and it’s ready to serve!
If you are wondering—yes, it is as delicious as it looks! Seriously, this is so easy to make and you can keep the watermelon chunks in your freezer for a while and just keep adding more and pulling them out whenever the mood hits you. You’ll use more or less simple syrup based on how sweet your watermelon and rosé are (and based on how much of a sweet tooth you have), so pick a brand of rosé you already like if you have one. Hope this easy summer cocktail makes its way onto your patio table this summer. Cheers! xo. Laura

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Watermelon Mint Frosé

Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 cup rosé
  • 6 mint leaves chopped, and extra for garnish
  • simple syrup to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut your watermelon into 1″ cubes and freeze in the freezer until frozen. You need 2 cups to make 2 drinks, so freeze some for now and some extra for later—I promise you’ll want another one soon.

  2. Once your watermelon is frozen, add 2 cups to a blender and add in 1 cup of rosé.

  3. Chop up 6 mint leaves and add to the blender (add more if you love mint and less if you don’t). I would finely chop your mint leaves first rather than just add them whole to the blender as you don’t actually blend the drink very much and you want to make sure the mint leaves are chopped and well dispersed.

  4. Pulse your blender until all the ingredients are mixed together. Try not to blend more than you have to so you retain as much slush as you can without blending it into a total smooth juice. You want the slush to look fine and not too chunky. 

    Taste your frosé and add some simple syrup to taste if needed and pulse once or twice quickly to combine the syrup into the frosé. Pour into glasses and garnish with a mint leaf and wedge of watermelon and it’s ready to serve!

Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Hello, As I’m quite new to making drinks, could you recommend what type of simple syrup to use for this? Many thanks!

    • You can buy simple syrup, it’s usually found in the liquor / spirits section. You can also make your own. There are many variations but a simple version is to simply combine equal parts water and sugar over medium heat (in a pot) and whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to cool and you’re ready to go. You can store simple syrup for months in a covered jar / container in the refrigerator.

  • I think this would make a great mocktail as well! If you don’t add the rose, do you think you’ll need to add water or something as well to give it a bit of slush? Or maybe juice of some kind?

    • Yes! I made a mocktail for my toddler and she loved it! I used strawberry lemonade and didn’t use any extra sweetener and it was like a slushy sorbet—so good!

      Laura

  • I LOVE watermelon cocktails! Last summer I made the “Beatrice” (named after my house of course): fresh squeezed watermelon, fresh squeezed lemon, coconut water, club soda and mint. This year my drink is the “Mildred” (named after the new house, ha!): fresh squeezed watermelon, champagne, rosemary and muddled strawberries.

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