Drink Your Watermelons! 13 Refreshing Recipes

Last Updated July 22, 2017
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Watermelon is the summer fruit that begs to be turned into a refreshing drink, or even a cocktail. Check out these 13 ways to make it happen.

Watermelon Soda and Shandies

Reduce watermelon juice to concentrate its sweet flavor, then mix it with honey for an unusual summer soda syrup. Kids can enjoy it as a soda mixed with seltzer water, while adults can enjoy the soda...

Watermelon Berry Frose

Watermelon Berry Frose recipe
These fun, fruity drinks will thaw out just enough by the time you get to your picnic destination. You could substitute raspberries for the strawberries or do a combination of both.

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails
When watermelon is in abundance, this is a great way to use it.

Watermelon Basil Smash

Watermelon Basil Smash
Craft cocktails are taking the beach by storm! For summer, the bar program at Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth Beach has created refreshing innovative drinks to celebrate the season!

Watermelon Slushy

watermelon slushy
This grown-up drink is perfect for hot summer nights. Make a mocktail for the kids by leaving out the vodka.

The Fresh Watermelon Martini

The Fresh Watermelon Martini
What is summer without a cool drink in hand? With summer around the corner and fruits packed with antioxidants in season, the mixologists at Bonefish Grill have created this cocktail recipe.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

When I plan my summer barbecues, I make a list to make sure I have all my savory BBQ meats. Just as important are the ingredients needed to make refreshing cocktails—drinks that’ll make your...

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita
Fresh watermelon makes this refreshing cocktail taste like summer.

Watermelon-Basil Aguas Frescas

Watermelon aguas frescas
This refreshing drink is a perfect poolside refreshment.

Watermelon Sip

Watermelon Sip
We tried demitasse cups of this refreshing soup/beverage as an amuse-bouche at Mosaic Restaurant. It’s an elegant American version of India’s mango lassi. Even my husband, who is not a watermelon...

Watermelon Water

Watermelon water
Makes 8 cups | Once the watermelon base is made, you can use it to create a variety of beverages, or just drink it straight. Watermelon water provides a hydrating beverage that’s full of vitamins...
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