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Fragrant Rose-Watermelon Cooler

By 5 July 2024No Comments

Fragrant Rose-Watermelon Cooler

Summer is not summer without magnificent, cooling, sweet watermelon. Here, it’s given a gentle floral aroma by rose water and bit of acidity by pomegranate juice. On the hottest of summer days, this beverage is very elegant and cooling.


3 cups cubed seedless watermelon 750 mL

2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice 500 mL

1 strip (6 inches/15 cm long) lemon zest 

1⁄2 tsp rose water (see tip) 2 mL

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1. In blender, combine watermelon and pomegranate juice. Blend until smooth.

2. Twist lemon zest to release essential oils and place in jar. Add watermelon mixture and rose water. Seal with lid and shake to combine. Refrigerate for up to 3 days if desired and shake to recombine before serving.

3. Pour into glasses, discarding lemon zest. Serve immediately.


If you’re very fond of rose water, feel free to increase the amount to 1 tsp (5 mL).


  • Blender
  • 4-cup (1 L) canning jar