What’s large, oval, and a summer fruit staple? Watermelon! It’s a refreshing summer fruit that’s not only great to eat, but to use in drinks too! Today, I’m sharing a great round-up of 22 of the Best Watermelon Cocktails for summer.

20 of the Best Watermelon Cocktails for Summer

It’s that time of year when all the markets have large displays of watermelon and it’s hard to not bring one (or two) home. We normally just cut up watermelons to eat, but now that my kids are young adults, sometimes it’s fun to make watermelon drinks or watermelon cocktails for the over 21 kiddos.

Now, it’s best to make watermelon cocktails with sweet juicy watermelons. But let’s be honest, sometimes we get duds that aren’t so sweet. So, here are a few tips to help you pick out the best sweet and juicy watermelons to make these tasty watermelon cocktails.

Tips to Pick Sweet Watermelons

  • There should be a nice yellowish or creamy yellow spot where the watermelon sat on the ground. The larger and more yellow the spot, the longer it sat on the vine to ripen. If the spot is white, it’s not quite ripe.
  • Dull color. A dull color means it’s ripe, while a shiny skin means the insides are not quite ripe.
  • Look for a heavy watermelon for its size. This usually means it’s full of sweet watermelon juice (water).
  • Tap it. I’m not sure I’m a firm believer in this one because it’s somewhat subjective, but a lot of people swear by tapping. Supposedly, if the watermelon has a hollow ring, it’s ripe. If the sound is dull, it’s overripe and soft.

Best Watermelon Cocktails for Summer

Now that you have the knowledge to pick out the sweetest watermelons, let’s get to the cocktails with watermelon recipes! You’ll find a nice variety of watermelon mojitos, watermelon magaritas, watermelon cocktail with vodka, watermelon daquiri, watermelon slushies and more! Whatever drink you choose, it’s sure to be the perfect cool and thrist quenching summer drink.

The Best Watermelon Cocktails

Serving Glasses for Watermelon Cocktails

What’s your favorite watermelon cocktail? Let me know in the comments below!

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