Gin + Watermelon + Rose Water Refresher

This cocktail reminds me of Spring. Be careful with the rose water though – it can be a quite overwhelming taste if not used in moderation. If you go overboard with it this drink tastes alarmingly like potpourri. 

gin+watermelon+rosewater refresher

Gin + Watermelon + Rose Water Refresher

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 0 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into chunks and then pureed (save a few pieces as garnish)

  • 2 cups cold water

  • 1 cup gin

  • 2 tablespoons rose water

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 lime cut into pieces for garnish

  • 1 cup ice cubes


Combine the first 5 ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with fresh watermelon and lime slices. I find that the watermelon brings enough sweetness to this cocktail but feel free to add a few ounces of simple syrup if you enjoy your beverages on the sweeter side.