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.
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.
This watermelon Paloma cocktail is a mouth-watering cocktail made with watermelon juice, tequila and citrus. Make this tangy and sweet Paloma when the weather’s hot, and you want to relax and sip something refreshing.
Large servings size -Sweet juicy watermelon, tangy lime and garden fresh mint create the perfect blend for sipping on the deck! Whether you are entertaining family and friends or just spending an afternoon outdoors, you can’t pass up a pitcher (or three) of these refreshing adult beverages
Looking for a way to cool off during those hot summer days? Add this delicious summer cocktail to your next pool party or cook-out menu. You will love the flavors of this Skinny Frozen Watermelon Margarita recipe and the best part is it's only 4 ingredients!