Pool days and front porch rendezvous call for watermelon vodka slush. Add a bit of rosé and you’ve got yourself my new summer favorite: frosé! While these frozen cocktails are easily found at brunch spots and hip bars, I think they’re best enjoyed at home with good company. Want to learn how to make frosé at home? Keep reading!

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Table of Contents
  1. What is Frosé?
  2. Ingredients in Watermelon Frosé
  3. How to Make Watermelon Vodka Slush
  4. Watermelon Frosé Recipe

What is Frosé?

Frosé? Yes way! If you haven’t been brunching recently, you might not be familiar with the magic-in-a-glass that is frozen rosé (or frosé for short). Beyond wine, the ingredient list usually includes a bit of fresh fruit, vodka, and simple syrup. But not all frosé is created equal! 

If you order it at the bar and wonder why it tastes like a Quick-E-Mart slurpee, it’s likely that the bartender went heavy on the simple syrup and light on the fruit and wine. Have no fear, this recipe won’t lead you astray. This is a vodka slushy done right; refreshing, light, and not-too-sweet! 

Ingredients in Watermelon Frosé

  • Rosé wine – dry is best (less sweet)
  • Watermelon – seedless, chopped
  • Vodka – Use your favorite brand
  • Lime simple syrup – You can buy this in the mixer aisle

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to Make Watermelon Vodka Slush

  • Freeze wine: In a shallow pan or dish, empty the entire bottle of rosé. An ice cube tray is a great alternative if you don’t have a suitable dish. Freeze the rosé for at least six hours. 
  • Blend: Combine the chopped watermelon, simple syrup, vodka, frozen rosé and ice in the jar of a blender. Blend until the mixture is evenly textured and fully blended. 
  • Serve: Pour the frosé into glasses of your choice and garnish with mint. Enjoy!
watermelon drink in a tall clear glass with a green straw and green garnish.

Expert Tips & Variations

  • Double check to make sure your watermelon is seedless. Seeds blocking your straw flow is a big party foul!
  • Vodka comes in countless flavors, some of them yummier than others. Either way, this makes vodka cocktails particularly easy to customize! This watermelon frosé cocktail can be upgraded by using fun herbal flavors like cucumber mint or basil infused vodka. 

FAQs

Can I use strawberries instead?

Yes, you can use almost any fruit you’d like!

How long does frosé last?

Frosé keeps very well in the freezer, lasting for up to a month when frozen. 

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Watermelon Frosé

5 from 2 votes
Watermelon Frosé is the perfect blended cocktail for summer! Frozen rosé wine blended with vodka and watermelon make the perfect frozen drink.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 12
Serving Size 1 cup

Ingredients
 

  • 1 bottle 750ml dry rosé wine
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup vodka
  • ½ cup lime simple syrup
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  • Pour rosé into a shallow pan or dish (or into ice cube trays). Freeze for 6 hours. (It won’t be a hard freeze because of the alcohol, but will be mostly frozen.)
  • Place the frozen wine, watermelon, vodka, simple syrup, and ice in a blender jar. Process until blended. Pour into glasses. Garnish with mint.

Recipe Notes

  • Double check to make sure your watermelon is seedless. Seeds blocking your straw flow is a big party foul!
  • Vodka comes in countless flavors, some of them yummier than others. Either way, this makes vodka cocktails particularly easy to customize! This watermelon frosé cocktail can be upgraded by using fun herbal flavors like cucumber mint or basil infused vodka. 

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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