Watermelon Frose

Start this recipe at least a day and up to a week before you want to serve it. Garnish with a wheel of lime and a basil leaf if you wish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 37 mins
4 drinks


  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle rose wine

  • 1 pound cubed seeded watermelon

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 6 leaves fresh basil

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Pour rose wine into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out watermelon cubes so they are not touching. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Return to the freezer.

  3. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes. Add basil; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain simple syrup into a jar with a lid. Discard basil leaves. Place in the refrigerator.

  4. Place rose ice cubes, frozen watermelon, chilled simple syrup, and lime juice in a large blender; blend until combined and smooth. Pour into glasses.

Cook's Note:

This recipe works best with darker rose wines, such as Pinot Noir or Merlot varieties.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 333mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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