In my opinion, there’s nothing more summer than watermelon. It’s cooling, hydrating and provides essential nutrients and vitamins; it’s wonderful! If you’re looking for hydrating summer drinks, you should try this recipe: Watermelon Rose Tea Paloma.

This recipe is for a mocktail (no alcohol) but if you’re looking for a boozy concoction, add a shot of tequila!

This is your jam if you’re looking for a simple recipe. It’s made with rose petal tea, which provides a soft and delicate touch. The watermelon flavor pairs perfectly with the rose tea, subduing the extreme floral flavor that rose tea can sometimes have. It’s super light and mellow and doesn’t have an overpowering sweet taste. I had one of our baristas do a blind taste test and he didn’t think it was sweet at all, in fact he thought it was cucumber melon! It’s funny what certain flavors can remind us of. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. I’m interested in seeing what flavors everyone picks up on. You can rest assure that no matter what nostalgia does to your senses, it will be delicious and hydrating.



  • 4 cups of cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
  • 4 ounces of rose tea
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup of grapefruit seltzer water

Chili Salt Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of flake salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 lime slice


  • Blend the watermelon cubes until liquified. If chunks still remain, strain with a fine mesh sieve
  • Brew rose tea and allow it to chill to room temperature
  • Combine the flake salt and chili powder onto a small plate. Rub the lime slice along the serving glasses and rim the glasses
  • Add ice to the glasses and pour the watermelon juice, tea, lime juice and grapefruit seltzer water into each glass and gently stir until combined
  • Garnish with a watermelon slice (optional)

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