9 Watermelon Cocktails You’ll Want to Sip All Summer Long

Cool down this summer (and quench your thirst all at the same time) with these juicy beverages.

June 07, 2022
WATERMELON-­STRAWBERRY SANGRIA, Bobby Flay, Barbecue Addiction: Bobbyâ  s
Basics/Bobbyâ  s Basics: Simply Skewers, Food Network, Watermelon, Strawberries, Rose
Wine, Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange Liqueur, Orange, Lime

WATERMELON-­STRAWBERRY SANGRIA, Bobby Flay, Barbecue Addiction: Bobby’sBasics/Bobby’s Basics: Simply Skewers, Food Network, Watermelon, Strawberries, RoseWine, Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange Liqueur, Orange, Lime,WATERMELON-­STRAWBERRY SANGRIA, Bobby Flay, Barbecue Addiction: Bobby’s Basics/Bobby’s Basics: Simply Skewers, Food Network, Watermelon, Strawberries, Rose Wine, Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange Liqueur, Orange, Lime

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

After a dip in the pool, an afternoon in the sun or even a walk around the neighborhood, there’s no better way to relax than with a nice, refreshing watermelon cocktail. It’ll keep you cool and quench your thirst, even on the hottest days. Once you’ve learned how to pick AND cut watermelon, there’s no stopping you from enjoying summer’s quintessential fruit including in a cocktail. One sip and you’ll feel like you’re celebrating, even when you have no vacation plans! Ready to mix yourself up something sweet? Enjoy these watermelon-infused twists on some of your favorite drinks.

Sangria is known for its use of a variety of different fruits and this one is no exception. It blends watermelon and strawberries with fresh-cut citrus for a drink you won’t be able to get enough of.

Watermelon Margartia Cointreau Drink, Special Projects

Watermelon Margartia Cointreau Drink, Special Projects

While espresso martinis may have been the drink of the winter...these watermelon margaritas are guaranteed to be the beverage of choice for warmer weather.

Feel like a kid again with these vanilla ice cream watermelon floats! All you need is a few scoops of ice cream, fresh watermelon juice and club soda. Spike with vodka if you want a boozy treat.

This fun cocktail uses the whole watermelon! The fruit is used to make the punch, while the rind stands in as a makeshift keg. Impress your guests with spiked watermelon punch ― straight from the tap!

Try this rosemary-infused watermelon sorbet topped with sparkling rosé and an assortment of fruit for a refreshing summer sip. We promise you, it’s worth the extra steps!

Love Moscow mules? Enjoy ginger beer in a whole new way by adding pureed watermelon and limeade.

Photo by: Armando Rafael

Armando Rafael

Cool down with this shaken (not stirred!) rum and orange liqueur beverage.

Watermelon Mai Tai

Watermelon Mai Tai

A cocktail that only takes 10 minutes to make and is both easy AND refreshing? Yes, please!

Watermelon Cosmo Punch, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 2.

Watermelon Cosmo Punch, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 2.

Photo by: Emile Wamsteker ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Emile Wamsteker, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Next time you order a cosmopolitan at the bar, you’ll think about this one you can make right at home. A juicy watermelon puree tastes great with a splash of vodka, fresh lime juice and a hint of simple syrup.

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