There is nothing sweeter than a juicy watermelon in the summertime. If you are a fan of the red fruit, you’ll want to try some of these watermelon cocktails.
We have rounded up three cocktails that contain this refreshing summer fruit. Ready for that watermelon sugar high? Here are four cocktails you should make.
Spiked Agua Fresca
Recipe by Juan Arboleda
- 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707, Tequila Joven
- 1 oz. fresh watermelon Juice
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. agave nectar
Garnish: Cucumber floating inside the glass/sprig of basil
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish.
- 2 oz. HI-CHEW Watermelon-Infused Bourbon**
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- 1⁄4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the sugar and mint to release the oils in the mint leaves. Pour in the bourbon, shake with ice, and strain over pebble ice in a julep cup. Garnish with a large bouquet of fresh mint and serve with a metal julep straw. **INFUSIONS: The infusion ratio is one piece of candy per ounce of liquor. Cut the candy into pieces and soak until dissolved.
Cocktail from Sola Pasta Bar (Soho)
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Yuzu Juice
- 1 oz. Fresh Watermelon Pureé
- 1/2 oz. Thai Basil
Preparation: Shake and pour over ice; top with Club Soda. Glass: Tall Collins Glass
Spicy Cucumber Watermelon Margarita
Cocktail from: Hermanito, West LA
- 1 1/2 oz. Jalapeño/Cucumber Infused Mezcal
- 2 oz. Watermelon Juice
- 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz. Agave
Preparation: Combined all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain over ice in a rocks glass garnished with a Tajin rim and watermelon slice.