Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade

by Erin

This fresh, homemade watermelon lemonade is sweetened with a rosemary simple syrup that is perfect for summer gatherings. Also delicious spiked with tequila or vodka!

Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade

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Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

What I made for Lemon Week:

Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade Ingredients

Have you ever made your own lemonade before? It might seem tedious to squeeze a bunch of lemons but I swear it’s the best lemonade you’ll ever have and you don’t need a whole lot of ingredients. Today’s version adds in rosemary and watermelon for something a little different.

Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade Ingredients:

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Tequila or Vodka (optional)

First, you made a rosemary simple syrup. Then all you have to do is mix with a little more water, watermelon puree, and fresh lemon juice. Just like that you’ve made your very own rosemary watermelon lemonade that the whole family will love. But if you’re looking for a spiked version, add a little tequila or vodka. Mix up a Watermelon Mojito while you’re at it too.

Homemade Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade

Friday #LemonWeek Recipes

Fresh Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade

Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade


Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 springs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups pureed fresh seedless watermelon
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
  • 1 cup tequila or vodka, optional
  • Thin lemon slices and rosemary, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups of the water and sugar to a boil. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Add the rosemary, remove from heat, cover. and let steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain into a pitcher. Discard rosemary sprigs (or keep for garnish). Add remaining 1-1/2 cups cold water, watermelon puree, and lemon juice to a pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves. Stir in tequila, if using. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garish with slice of lemon and rosemary..
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Source; Adapted from my Homemade Strawberry (Vodka) Lemonade and Lavender Vodka Lemonade.

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