Drink Recipe


Watermelon Slushy

Turn your watermelon drink into a slushy by upping the number of ice cubes you throw into the blender, or by blending frozen cubes of watermelon. If you go that route, you'll need to add a little liquid, such as ginger ale, to give the blender something to work with.

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

Take three of summer's greatest hits, throw them into a blender, and pour yourself a tall one over ice.


  • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water

Watermelon Martini

For this easy cocktail, you'll combine blended and strained watermelon juice with vodka, watermelon schnapps (or melon liqueur), lime and simple syrup.


  • salt as needed
  • white sugar as needed
  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup watermelon schnapps
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 lime, juice

Watermelon Margarita

Another pretty party drink to add to your summer must-try list. Watermelon purée, white tequila (to preserve the blush color), lime juice, and a little simple syrup go into these refreshers. Rim the glass with sugar or salt. Slip into the nearest hammock.

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 3/4 cup white tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt or sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups crushed ice, or as needed

Watermelon Cosmo

Again, let's start with the basics. Blended and strained watermelon is combined with vodka, shaken with ice, and poured into a glass. Simply stunning.

  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
  • 4 cubes ice, or as needed
  • dash lime juice (optional)