20 Best Watermelon Cocktails and Mocktails Drinks for Summer

Wanna try watermelon in some new forms….????

So it is the ideal time to experiment with some watermelon cocktails and mocktails drinks this summer. You can try a variety of alcoholic beverages like margaritas, martinis, and mojitos and non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade and punch. To sort it out for you, I have put alcohol-based and non-alcohol-based drinks in different portions.   

So, Let’s beat the heat with these awesome watermelon drinks for summer…!!!!!

10 Best Watermelon Cocktails for Summers

As you know watermelon is a summer winner, So this mouth-watering fruit goes with almost every alcohol and makes the perfect cocktail base. Let’s have a look at some of the best hassle-free cocktails.

Frozen Watermelon-Raspberry Sangria

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This is one of the best sangria which is very easy to make and tasty to drink. The nicest part about this drink is that, unlike regular sangria, you don’t have to wait for the fruits to infuse. Whether you have fresh raspberries or frozen ones, whether you have watermelon or its stored juice, Get ready to make this instant summer cocktail.

This Summer, If you are organizing a surprise birthday party for your partner, then you can make these summer cocktail special drinks. This is one of the best ways to stay hydrated this summer as you know sangria is a famous Spanish drink and what’s better than adding watermelon to it. Also, adding chilled dry rose to the drink works as a cherry on the cake.

What should you have to make it?

  • Frozen or stored Raspberries
  • A bottle of chilled dry rose
  • Watermelon pieces
  • Some orange-flavored liqueur preferably Cointreau
  • Fine Sugar
  • Ice….To make you chill this summer
  • Some watermelon slices to garnish

Combine the ingredients: In a mixer, combine the rose, raspberries, watermelon, liqueur, sugar, and ice. Grind and mix it until you get a good smooth texture. 

Final Touch: Pour it into the glasses and garnish with the watermelon chunks and here you go to enjoy the colorful delicious drink…!!!!

Watermelon Martini

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If summer refreshment had a name then surely it would be watermelon martini. Here we are using cucumber with this summer winner fruit to make it more refreshing and hydrating. The drink is slightly sweet (not too much) and sour, So it suits almost everybody’s taste.

If you are going for an astounding date dinner with your partner, then this drink can try a signature drink. So, let’s ready to rock your party with this fantastic drink.

The ingredients you need for this awesome drink!

  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Syrup (optional)
  • Vodka
  • Lime Juice

Muddle: Take the watermelon and cucumber into the cocktail shaker and mash them to get the juice. 

Mix and Shake: Combine the juices of fruit and cucumber with the simple syrup and your sour mix in a food processor or mixer. You can avoid adding the syrup if the watermelon has enough sweetness. 

Filter it: Draining the pulp from the blender is totally up to you. If you want the smooth martini, use a blender to muddle the watermelon and then strain it. 

A Tip: This is a vodka martini, but you can also add gin if you like some aroma. The drink is so easy to make and tastes awesome! 

Watermelon Margarita

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When you see the watermelon margarita on the party tables, then you sense it’s summer. The fruit is high in vitamins, fluids, and organic flavor, and what’s better than just adding it with just a few ingredients to make a mind-blowing cocktail.

The drink is so simple to make as it needs only 3 ingredients. This drink is a nice way to use up an overripe watermelon or stored chunks. But the result you get is so irresistible that you can’t stop yourself to drink it.

What should you add to make the drink?

  • Lime Juice
  • Watermelon
  • Tequila

Blend it: Simply put a lot of watermelon in a blender and get the watermelon juice. To remove any pulp or seeds, straining is optional. 

Shake it: Shake your watermelon with some lime and one/two shots of tequila. 

Decorate it: Garnish the sides of the glass with lime slice and some sea salt. Pour the mixed juice into the glass. Here you go to enjoy the awesome watermelon juice cocktail.

Tip: Rimming the glass sides with sea salt will take your drink’s taste to the next level. So do it very nicely!

Watermelon Mojito

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The next ultra-refreshing cocktail drink is watermelon mojito. All the ingredients of this cocktail mix have a cooling effect on the body, thereby making it a perfect blend for summers. You can just stop yourself after taking one glass of watermelon mojito. 

Taste the perfect combination of the sweetness of watermelon, the tangy flavor of lime, and the refreshing taste of mint in this mouth-watering drink.

What do you need to make the drink?

  • Watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Mint Leaves
  • Syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • Rum
  • Ice Cubes

Grind it: Just combine watermelon, lime juice, and mint leaves in the blender and blend them to make a smooth drink.

Shake it:  Add the rum and the ice cubes now and mix well. Shake it nicely until it gets fully chilled.

Serve it: Strain the drink as needed and garnish with some lemons and more ice. Enjoy an awesome chilled drink.

Point to keep in mind: Don’t muddle the ingredients early else it will taste bitter because of the lemon and mint used in it. Try to blend it fresh before serving!

Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

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The next coolest drink for a special summer party is watermelon vodka. The drink is very light and can be your summer go-to drink anytime. This is a must-try drink for smashed watermelon as well because the ingredients needed are mostly available at home. 

You can easily make it with just a few ingredients. You can always add less or more vodka as per your taste. This is a perfect summer drink with a tint of the sweetness of honey. So what are you waiting for, be ready to have an awesome fruit alcohol drink time?

The things you need to add to make the drink!

  • Watermelon (Prefer seedless)
  • Lime Juice
  • Honey
  • Vodka
  • Water

Make the juice: Take watermelons and make their juice in the mixer by simply grinding it until a puree and then strain it to get perfect watermelon juice. 

Shake it: Then shake watermelon juice, water, honey, and lime juice until it becomes like a puree. You have to mix this mixture nicely to get good results from this drink. Mix vodka as per the quantity you need and put the ice over it. 

Garnish and enjoy: Enjoy the awesome taste with the magic of vodka after garnishing with some watermelon slices!

If you are a beginner and are fond of taking a glass of wine, then the best white and red tasting wines for you, Here you will find many good guidelines related to wine, which you can try to get started.

Watermelon Cosmo

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The next hit drink is a colorful cocktail prepared with the redness of watermelon. This drink is a fantastic twist on watermelon in the versions of popular cosmopolitan drinks. This fancy drink can be made with many different variations of the liqueur.  

You have to plan for this drink in advance as you will need watermelon-infused vodka but the time and effort spent are worth it. So take benefit of watermelon season and store big batches of watermelon-infused vodka and enjoy the drink when you need it.

What do you need to have this awesome drink?

  • Watermelon infused vodka
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Cointreau

Gather and Shake: Put infused vodka, liqueur, lime juice, ice, and syrup in the cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into the glasses.

Garnish: Put ice and garnish with watermelon on it and enjoy the drink to beat the summer heat.

Pro Tip: Try to use fresh watermelon-infused vodka instead of stored one, it will taste much better. Also, if throwing a party, then prepare infused vodka in advance as it will take around one week to infuse properly!

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

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The next alcohol-based drink is a perfect option for your summer vacation parties. This drink is for non-ice lovers. Just use frozen watermelon cubes instead of ice cubes and get the perfect cool beverage. So, you can also try this in the off-season of watermelons with the frozen cubes of it which can last in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 months. To cool off the summer heat that too without ice, this is the perfect option for you.

The ingredients you need for this non-ice drink!

  • Frozen watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Rum
  • Sugar if needed

Blend all: You need to get the frozen watermelon ready for this drink. You just have to blend the frozen watermelon cubes, rum, and lime juice until smoothie forms.

Serve it: Garnish with lime and watermelon wedges and the drink is ready to serve.

Important Point: Place chopped pieces on parchment paper and freeze them to make hard and then store them in freezer-friendly containers!

Watermelon Mimosas

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Set your summer party game-high with the next drink on the list named watermelon mimosa. You can consider this one of the healthiest cocktails. It will take a little more time to concoct but the time spent is worth it. 

Now even use your pale watermelons to make tasty mimosas. It’s a refreshing twist on the traditional mimosa drink. This drink is best for summer evening parties.

What do you need to have this unique cocktail?

  • Watermelon (Preferably Cubes)
  • Mint Leaves
  • Agave (Optional)
  • Champagne (I Prefer Brut Champagne)
  • Lime slices and mint leaves to garnish

the watermelon, mint, and agave in a mixer until become smooth. 

Filter and Garnish it: Strain it and add champagne slowly and then have some mint juice and garnish with lime slices and mint leaves. Enjoy your bubbly watermelon drink.

Tip: Add any sweetener only if needed. Also, if you want to make the non-alcoholic version of this drink, just replace the champagne with lemonade!

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

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A summer without watermelon and cucumber is nothing, So here is our next drink containing both the hydrating ingredients. You will actually feel refreshed after having this drink on lazy summer days.

This drink was firstly created for Aviation Gin to make this a perfect beverage. You can also opt for floral or citrus gin. This combination drink of refreshing ingredients also works as an anti-oxidants for your body. So, get ready to taste this wonderful cocktail.

What do you need to make this drink?

  • Cucumber
  • Gin
  • Fresh Lime
  • Syrup
  • Soda
  • Watermelon Juice

Muddle it: Make the juices from the fresh cucumber and watermelon and strain them.

Mix all: Just add these juices, gin, and syrup and mix well. 

Serve it: Add soda and ice. You are all set up to have the super hydrating beverage.

Point to Notice: Fine straining to make this drink good is essential!

Watermelon White Wine Spritzer

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The last cocktail drink option on our list is a refreshing wine cocktail named watermelon white wine spritzer. The cocktail is easy to make and tasty to drink. In this recipe, white wine and soda in place of sparkling wine are used to have a more refreshing and fizzy taste. 

The drink is light, balanced, and tasty with the perfect balance of watermelon cubes and white wine. You can add it to any summer party occasion to have a fizzy touch to your drinks portion.

Ingredients to make this cocktail!

  • Chilled watermelon cubes
  • Agave nectar
  • Iced white wine
  • Soda
  • Watermelon slices to garnish

Prepare the Cubes: Do ready the watermelon cubes by placing their pieces in the refrigerator and then storing them in a refrigerator safe container.

Blending:  Blend agave and watermelon in a blender to get a smooth juice and strain it. 

Final Touch: Add white wine and soda on the top and garnish with watermelon slices. Enjoy the sparkling watermelon cocktail!

10 Best Watermelon Mocktails for Summers

There are a lot of options for watermelon beverages for non-alcoholics also. So, here we are representing some mouth-watering watermelon mocktail recipes to beat the massive ball of fire around you in summer. 

So, let’s dive in to check the options..!!!!!

Watermelon Delight

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Let’s start the list with one of the basic recipes for a watermelon mocktail which is very simple and easy to make but too refreshing to drink. You may have tried many summer mocktails but with just a few ingredients, you can have this awesome refreshing drink.

You know watermelon is so rich in antioxidants, you can easily beat the heatwave around you having any watermelon drink but what’s more awesome is that you can have this one with just 3 items available at home.

Ingredients to make this watermelon drink!

  • Ice cubes
  • Some juicy watermelons
  • Honey

Whisking: Blend or whisk honey, watermelon, and ice cubes together in a blender until you get a smooth mixture and that’s it. 

Serve it: Chill it in the refrigerator and have some watermelon pieces on top and you are good to go to have the drink.

Suggestion: You can add some milk or rose syrup if you want something different!

Watermelon Aqua Fresca

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This is everybody’s all-time favorite summer drink. This refreshing and revitalizing drink is good to have in summer to chill down the heat in the body.

This non-alcoholic and light drink is an all-time favorite in Mexico. You have the option to add more fruits like grapes, mango, guava, etc. in this mocktail. It can also be the perfect party mocktail as it is easy to make with just 4 ingredients basically.

What do you need to make this drink?

  • Watermelon without seeds
  • Coldwater
  • White sugar
  • Ginger (Optional)

Chop and Blend: Take roughly chopped watermelon pieces and blend the seedless watermelon with cold water. Be careful while blending this to avoid any spillage. 

Add Other Ingredients: Add chopped ginger and strain the blended mixture.

Prepare Syrup: Ready sugar syrup in a saucepan and let it cool down. 

Mixing: Mix the syrup with the blended smooth juice and refrigerate for some time and then garnish with lemon slices and enjoy.

Tip: Adding sugar and ginger is entirely optional as per the taste. Also, serve immediately with ice cubes!

Watermelon Lemonade Slush

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This next drink is perfect for you when you have frozen stored watermelon chunks. This is one of the most delicious ways to use your frozen seasonal fruits without using so many ingredients.

You can modify this mocktail as per your taste like you can replace strawberry lemonade with some other flavor. Just simple two ingredients and here you go to experience some mind-blowing beverages for summer parties. 

What do you need to ready the drink?

  • Watermelons cubes
  • Water
  • Strawberry lemonade mix

Freeze the Fruit: Put watermelon pieces on some paper and freeze them. For about one hour. 

Grind them: Blend the frozen watermelon chunks, water, and strawberry lemonade mix in a mixer. 

Serving: Serve instantly with lots of ice and enjoy the lemonade slush.

A Good Tip: You can add some basil leaves to enhance the flavor as per your taste!

Watermelon Strawberry Shakedown

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Chill down your spine with some watermelons and strawberries this summer. This unique smoothie drink needs a little more ingredients than others but it is worth having it.

The powerful fruits with the added quality of yogurt and cream give you a fantastic refreshing experience that you will never forget.

What do you need to make the drink?

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen watermelon cubes
  • Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • White sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Gather and Blend: Just blend the watermelons, strawberries, cream, yogurt, orange juice, sugar, and vanilla extract in the blender to get a smooth texture.

Enjoy chilled: Serve with ice and enjoy the chilled smooth creamy drink.

Suggestion: Always use instant fresh cream and yogurt to get good results!

Watermelon Milkshake

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Get ready to know the dairy product mixed with watermelon to enjoy some shaky drinks in summer. This watermelon mocktail is something different to have than other options on the list.

If you like to have some creamy and equally refreshing mocktail then this is a must-go for you. Your kids will like it surely. So, this one is a good option for kids’ summer parties.

What do you need to make the watermelon shake?

  • Watermelon
  • Milk
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract (Optional)

Do the Blend: Mix the watermelon and milk to make a smooth shake in the blender. Add sugar and blend it again. 

Garnish it: Add vanilla extract if you like it and serve chilled immediately. Enjoy a watermelon milkshake.

Tip to Follow: You can opt for some non-dairy milk options like almond coconut as per your taste. Also, you can add zero-calorie sweeteners for adults if needed!

Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade

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Another variety of enjoying watermelon drinks for summer is rosemary watermelon lemonade. Rosemary provides you with some herbal flavor to your beverage with the goodness of watermelon.

This is a recipe made to duplicate the all-time and everybody’s favorite lemonades available. You can say this is a perfect mocktail martini with some good herbal and aromatic taste.

Things you need to make the drink!

  • Water
  • White Sugar
  • Chopped rosemary leaves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Seeded watermelon
  • Ice cubes

Make the syrup: Make the sugar syrup on heat and allow it to cool down aside.

Blend it:  Mix and grind watermelon, lemon juice, and rosemary together in the mixer and strain the mixture. 

Mix it and Enjoy: Mix the juice with the cooled-down syrup and serve chilled with ice cubes. Decorate with some lemon wedges and enjoy.

Tip: You can ready this with an alcoholic base also, you just have to add some vodka to it!

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

The next drink is a twist of watermelon with ice tea with the qualities of mint over it. What’s more refreshing than this…??? 

The combination of watermelon and ice tea is superb to have in summer and brewed mint leaves act as cheery on the cake. The beverage is so light and refreshing to use as a perfect summer party mocktail. So, Enjoy this twisted recipe to chill down the body in summer.

What do you need to make this unique drink?

  • Chopped watermelon
  • Tea Bags
  • Honey
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

Make the Puree: Make the puree of the watermelon and strain it nicely. Cool it down in the refrigerator. 

Prepare Tea Water: Boil the water and then put tea bags in it and add honey to it. Add mint leaves and put them in the refrigerator.

Prepare the Drink Mix: Discard the leaves from the mix and stir them with watermelon juice. Enjoy it with ice topping and mint leaves over it!

Watermelon Punch

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The next one is the ultimate summer party drink. It can be more attractive and delicious when the bowl is half watermelon itself. It is a fantastic blend of fresh fruits which tastes so yummy and refreshing that you will love it.

It is an awesome blend of raspberry lemonade and watermelon to give you a bright refreshing experience. It is also good for health, especially in summers. So, let’s stay hydrated this summer with this cool punch!

Things you need to make it?

  • White sugar
  • Coldwater
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 whole watermelon for punch
  • Raspberry lemonade
  • Lemon slices and fresh raspberries for garnishing

Basic Preparation: Make the sugar syrup and add the raspberries. Stir and mash the berries and keep aside from heat now. Strain it after cooling and add lemon juice. Combine raspberry juice and lemon in a pot with cold water. 

Make Punch Bowl: Make a punch bowl out of watermelon, empty its red pulp, and keep it aside.

Blend the Pulp: Now blend this discarded pulp to get the juice after straining it. 

Mix and Serve it: Mix this juice with the raspberry juice and garnish with some lemon slices and serve chilled!

Watermelon Pink Lemonade

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This one is the easiest form of preparing watermelon for a drink. It’s equally refreshing and healthy for summertime. You can prepare its multiple servings in no time. So, if the party persons are more, then you can make it easily in no time.

With the goodness of lemon, this drink will become everybody’s favorite in no time. This pink lemonade is just perfect for adults as well as kids. So, must try this lemonade for a summer party with large gatherings.

What do you need to prepare it?

  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • White sugar
  • watermelon

Combine All: Just combine all the ingredients and blend them until smooth. 

Final Touch: Top it with some ice and lemon slices and enjoy.

Suggestion: For a more healthy option, you may replace sugar with honey and enjoy a healthy drink!

Watermelon Ginger Spritzer

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The last beverage on the list is very considerable for summertime. This spritzer is incredibly awesome as it has the goodness of ginger and lime in it. When your tongue needs something different and refreshing, then go for it.

With the perfect balance of the sweet taste of watermelon and the sweet-spicy taste of ginger gives you a very deep fresh and balanced flavor with some good health benefits.

Ingredients to prepare the drink!

  • Seedless watermelon cubes
  • Ginger syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Coldwater

Grind the Watermelon: Blend cubed watermelon to make a smooth texture and strain it. 

Mixing: Add ginger syrup, and lime juice and stir with cold water and here you go to enjoy the summer watermelon drink.

Tip: Preparing ginger syrup at home will be a good option!

Wrapping-up: Prepare the Drink That you Love

So, Wrap up with this collection of fruitful and full of-flavor drinks for summer with both watermelon alcoholic and non-alcoholic bases. You can enjoy your summer parties with the goodness of fruits through these easy-to-make drinks. 

Thank You for reading! Hope you find your favorite watermelon drink….!!!!

If you have any other summer drinks in mind, then do share them with us, and also don’t forget to share your story of having any of the mentioned drinks…..!!!!!

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