The heat is creeping up on us already, so it’s time to start planning those poolside menus. You’ll need something cool and light, something to take the edge off the rays of the sun. Fortunately, we found recipes that should do the trick. Check out these 14 refreshing watermelon cocktails to sip on this summer.
1. Watermelon Lime Margaritas
Watermelon and lime go hand in hand. And that’s why Kitchen Confidante created a margarita with these two flavors as the stars of the show. Take the leap and check out the recipe (we prefer a sugar rim to a salt one!).
2. Vodka Watermelon
Sometimes the best cocktails are the simplest. If you visit Joyful Healthy Eats you’ll find out how to create this vodka watermelon sip – one that’ll satisfy all the neighbors at the local BBQ. Dress it with some fresh garnish and serve.
3. Watermelon Sangria
Yes, there are even ways to whip up a watermelon sangria to get lost in all summer long. You can grab all the insight you need by making your way over to our friends at Delish. It really is a delicious twist on a classic summertime drink!
4. Watermelon Mint Mojito
Mojitos are a joyous summertime cocktail as well. And when you add a bit of refreshing watermelon into the mix, you have a heavenly complement to both flavors. Creative Culinary
5. Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri
Striped Spatula went with a blended sip that we’re craving just by looking at it. Daquiris are always a great way to top off a day at the pool – so why not make it a flavor that everyone loves throughout those hot months?
6. Watermelon Fizz
If you’re looking for a cocktail to shake up the bridal shower, this watermelon fizz should definitely do the trick. Just don’t forget the garnish so it’s insta-worthy. Grab the recipe at The Blond Cook.
7. Watermelon Martini
For the martini lovers out there, well, we have something good for you too. Have you ever had a martini made with watermelon as the focused flavor? Check it out at Creative Culinary.
8. Grown-Up Watermelon Limeade
The kiddos would love a virgin watermelon limeade – especially when it’s blended like a slushie. But you can make a grown-up version too, don’t worry. Just visit Minimalist Baker and snag all the deliciously summertime-inspired details.
9. Watermelon Basil
Salt and Serenity knows that watermelon pairs well with herbs too. Basil and this subtle fruit pair so nicely together, creating a surprisingly fun sweetness within every sip. This one is for the more sophisticated of palettes.
10. Frozen Rosé and Watermelon
We already know Rosé is a winner. And Food24 knew that it’s even more special when blended – and added to watermelon. Take the leap and snag the recipe RIGHT NOW.
11. Watermelon Tequila
Food & Wine Magazine made the most perfect of poolside cocktails. Blueberries (fresh) garnish off this watermelon and tequila blend with just the right amount of delicious sass. Skip on over now to start taste testing all the versions you want to serve up to friends and families by the weekend.
12. Infused Watermelon Slushy
Food & Wine Magazine has another watermelon slushie up their sleeves. There really isn’t a better way to spend a weekend outside, among the sunshine, than with a ice cold drink to say refreshed. You could easily do this one kid-friendly as well.
13. Rosemary Watermelon
Life As A Strawberry paired our favorite summertime fruit with another popular herb: rosemary. The two go nicely together and quench sophisticated palettes in the best of ways. Hop on over now – and don’t forget the fresh rosemary to garnish!
14. Boozy Watermelon Mint Lemonade
And finally, this boozy watermelon lemonade will surely make everyone at the summertime pool party or BBQ happy and satisfied. Just hop on over to our friends at Host the Toast to gather all the know-how and details behind its creation. Again, this one can easily be made kid-friendly as well.