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Watermelon Frose

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If you’re still searching for the perfect summer cocktail I have you covered with this watermelon frose! It’s the perfect balance of fresh watermelon, rosé wine, lime juice, and just a touch of agave for added sweetness. You’ll love this crisp and refreshing frozen cocktail!

Watermelon Frose in a delicate glass served with fresh mint garnish.

This summer has been so hot and sticky that I wake up every morning thanking whoever invented air conditioning.

And while I still enjoy my nightly screened-in porch sits I equally enjoy the second I open the door and walk back into my crispy cold house.

That’s why this summer I wanted to create the PERFECT warm weather drink that would give me the slight buzz I’m looking for but still keeps me cool.

So, that’s why I decided to jump on the trend of 2016 and FINALLY make some frose.

Except I went fruity buy adding in some watermelon because summer is all about fresh sweet watermelon.

This watermelon frose is light and sweet and absolutely perfect for summertime sipping.

Ingredients to make watermelon frose.

What is frose?

Frose is a fancy word that just means frozen rosé wine.

Except for this recipe, I mixed the rosé wine with fresh summer watermelon.

I also added in some lime juice and agave for a perfect balance of sweet and sour.

And yeah, this whole “frosé” thing is very 2016 but I didn’t make it 2016 so I’m sharing it with you in 2021.

Trust me, if you like rosé wine you’ll love this sweet summertime cocktail.

How do I make watermelon frose?

Making watermelon frose is super easy and only contains a few simple ingredients.

  • Frozen rosé wine
    • I like to use a semi-sweet rosé wine since I’m not a fan of super sweet wine. But, you can use whatever type of rosé you typically enjoy.
  • Frozen seedless watermelon
    • Using a seedless watermelon makes the prep time even easier because you don’t have to waste time picking out seeds. I usually pick up one of the small varietes you see at most summertime farm stands.
  • Lime juice
    • I have always love the combination of watermelon and lime and it bring a big burst of freshness and tartness to the drink. If you don’t have limes you can substitute lemon.
  • Agave
    • This is for added sweetness. I used 2 tablespoons for this recipe but you can add more or less depending on how sweet you want your drink and the sweetness of your wine. Other sweetners can be used in place such as granulated sugar or honey.

After you gather all your ingredients you just add it to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Then add it to a pretty glass and enjoy!

How simple is that?

Watermelon Frose sitting in a glass served with fresh watermelon slices.

How do you freeze watermelon?

Freezing watermelon couldn’t be easier!

All you need to do is take your cubed watermelon, add it to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and freeze it in the freezer.

When it’s frozen you can add it to a freezer-safe bag to store.

You can also add it to a bag and try to keep it flat. The purpose of keeping it flat is so you don’t end up with a giant ball of frozen watermelon that would be too hard to blend.

That’s the same reason why you’ll want to freeze it on a sheet pan first before adding it to a bag.

Can I use a different frozen fruit?

Of course!

Some other great frozen fruit options are strawberries, peaches, mango, cherries, raspberries, or any frozen berry mix.

Watermelon Frose in a fancy glass with mint and lemon.

What is the best rosé for frose?

You’ll want to use a semi-sweet deep-colored rosé wine for this watermelon frose recipe.

If you’re not sure what brand will work best make sure to talk to your local wine shop employee and they can always recommend a few different bottles.

It’s also not necessary to buy the most expensive bottle of wine for a cocktail recipe like this. Since you’ll be adding in watermelon, lime juice, and agave you just need a simple cheaper rosé.

Can I use a different type of wine instead of rosé?

If you don’t have a bottle of rosé on hand you can substitute in any other summery wine of choice.

I personally enjoy using sauvignon blanc because it has such a tart citrus taste that it blends PERFECTLY with sweet watermelon.

You can also use Riesling, a sweeter red wine, Moscato, or even a cheap bottle of white Zinfandel.

Watermelon Frose served in a glass with a garnish of fresh mint.

How long does watermelon frose last?

You want to serve frose immediately after blending as it will start to melt almost instantly.

Between servings you can store the blender pitcher in the freezer so it doesn’t completely melt. If it freezes too much just give it a quick whiz before serving.

Watermelon Frose sitting in a glass cup.

Do you love this watermelon frose?

Why not try a few of my other summertime libations?!

Watermelon Frose

Watermelon Frose

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Blending Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes

If you're still searching for the perfect summer cocktail I have you covered with this watermelon frose! It's the perfect balance of fresh watermelon, rosé wine, lime juice, and just a touch of agave for added sweetness. You'll love this crisp and refreshing frozen cocktail!


  • 1 (750mL) bottle semi-sweet rosé wine
  • 4 cups small cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons agave


  1. Reserve 1/2 cup rosé wine and set it in the fridge.
  2. Pour the remaining wine into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
  3. Place the watermelon cubes in the freezer and freeze overnight as well.
  4. Place frozen wine cubes, frozen watermelon, lime juice, agave, and remaining rosé wine into a high-powered blender.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
  7. Garnish with fresh mint, lime, or lemon.


  • The amount of agave you add will depend on how sweet you like your drinks and the sweetness of your wine.
  • You can use granulated sugar or honey in place of agave.
  • If you do not have rosé wine you can substitute it with sauvignon blanc, riesling, or a sweeter red wine.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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Wednesday 28th of July 2021

This was such a hit! Thank you for this awesome recipe

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