Refreshing Watermelon, Lime and Rosemary Drink

[adapted from Smoothies! by Stella Murphy]


  • 1.5 kg piece of watermelon (peeled, bigger seeds removed, cut into chunks)
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs (leaves only)
  • 2 tsp fine white sugar – optional
  • some more rosemary or watermelon for garnish
  • ice cubes to serve


  • blender

watermelon lime juice with rosemary aqua fresca


  1. Blend watermelon, rosemary leaves and lime juice, add sugar if necessary.
  2. Serve to the glasses over ice, garnish and serve.

Make 4 servings (250 ml each).


For children you might want to skip the rosemary, that have quite distinctive flavour…

Or you can make for them strawberry and mint lemonade instead.

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Your thoughts…

  1. beautiful and refreshing! I didn’t know rosemary leaves can be blended … thanks for the tip :)

  2. I love the pale pink colour of this drink. The addition of the rosemary is intriguing.

  3. Wow, didn’t think rosemary could be used in a sweet drink like that. I’d try it at least once.

  4. That sounds nice an refreshing.

  5. Hi Margo, I stumbled upon your site by way of Snackgrab. I plan to make this drink this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Watermelon and rosemary–what a good late summer combination. I’ll definitely put this on my MUST TRY list.

    In the mean time, you should think about submitting this recipe to cookthink’s root source challenge. You could win a free cookbook and next week’s ingredient is rosemary!

    Check it out:

  7. Thank you for all nice comments! :)

    Corinne – thank you for letting me know about this challenge ;)

  8. margot! that sounds delicious! i’m SO glad you referred me to it. i have made a watermelon and cucumber mojito before, but have never thought about making a non-alcoholic beverage with watermelon before. yum :)

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