Cool Off with These Watermelon Drink Recipes

My favorite fruit has been watermelon since I was knee-high to a grasshopper as my Nana used to say. Since today is National Watermelon Day we are sharing some of our favorite recipes for quick, refreshing drinks to make for the entire family!


Angry on the Beach

Angry on the Beach

Angry on the Beach

Ingredients

  • (4) 12 oz. bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 4 cups Watermelon Juice
  • 1 cup Vodka
  • 1 cup Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Naval Orange, sliced
  • 1 Lime, sliced
  • Watermelon, chunked

Instructions

  1. In a large container – add watermelon juice, vodka, cointreau, lime juice and orange juice
  2. Stir in ice, orange slices, lime wheels and watermelon chunks
  3. Top off with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and stir gently to combine
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

Sweet White Wine & Fruit Smoothie

Sweet White Wine and Fruit Smoothie

Sweet White Wine and Fruit Smoothie

Yield: 2 glasses
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. sweet white wine
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1/2 cup watermelon

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in the order shown
  2. Blend well until smooth

Notes

I prefer using Sutter Home's Muscato for this recipe, its just a personal preference. You can use any sweet white wine that you like. This little gem satisfies your craving for dessert, and you get the added benefits of getting some healthy antioxidants!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

This data is automatically provided and calculated by Nutritionix based on ingredients and information provided.

Blueberry Watermelon Goodness

Blueberry Watermelon Goodness

Blueberry Watermelon Goodness

Pair this drink with a plate of apple slices, pretzels and celery with peanut butter for dipping for the perfect after-school snack!

Ingredients

  • Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon
  • Club Soda
  • Diced Watermelon
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Crush two to three pieces of diced watermelon in a glass
  2. Add ice and pour Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon in to fill glass halfway
  3. Top with club soda, swirl several times to mix well
  4. Add three blueberries on top to garnish
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Sodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Basil & Watermelon Slush

Basil and Watermelon Slush

Basil and Watermelon Slush

Combine two favorite summer flavors - basil and watermelon - to create a refreshing cocktail perfect for summertime entertaining.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan. Stir in basil. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Place watermelon, basil syrup, vodka, liqueur and lemon juice in blender container and cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add ice; blend until slushy.
  3. Pour into beverage glasses and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Sodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

Sparkling Rose Sangria

Sparkling Rose Sangria

Sparkling Rose Sangria

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Muddle extract and 1/2 cup of each fruit in large pitcher with a muddler or wooden spoon until fruit is crushed.
  2. Pour in wine. Add remaining 1/2 cup of each fruit; stir gently.
  3. Serve chilled in beverage glasses. Garnish with fresh pineapple and watermelon, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Sodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

Lemon Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Lemon Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Lemon Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This icy beverage is a great way to escape the heat and enjoy a healthy helping of fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups slic

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries and watermelon in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; cover.
  2. Blend until well mixed and smooth. Serve immediately in tall ice-filled beverage glasses.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Sodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

Pickled Watermelon Shrub Cocktail

Pickled Watermelon Shrub Cocktail

Pickled Watermelon Shrub Cocktail

Shrubs, or fruit-and-vinegar syrups, are a great way to add acidity and complexity to balance the sweetness of cocktails and alcohol-free beverages. This refreshing libation features tart pickled watermelon shrub, sweet melon liqueur and fizzy club soda.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons McCormick® Mixed Pickling Spice
  • 1 pound watermelon, cut into thin wedge-shaped slices
  • 3 cups melon liqueur, such as Midori
  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 1/2 cups seltzer, divided
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Bring vinegar and pickling spice to boil in small saucepan for 2 minutes. Strain pickling liquid through cheesecloth-lined strainer into liquid measuring cup. Fold up ends of cheesecloth to form a spice pouch; tie tightly with string.
  2. Place watermelon slices in large resealable plastic bag or jar large enough to hold all of the slices. Pour melon liqueur, gin, pickled vinegar and spice pouch into bag or jar. Seal tightly. Let stand at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
  3. For each cocktail, pour 1 cup of the pickled melon mixture into tall ice-filled beverage glass. Top each glass with 1/4 cup of the seltzer. Garnish with a pickled watermelon slice. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 cocktails.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 654Total Fat: 1gSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 61gSugar: 59gProtein: 1g

Strawberry Watermelon Refresher

Strawberry Watermelon Refresher

Strawberry Watermelon Refresher

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • Watermelon Slices and Strawberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour vodka and peach schnapps, then Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon over ice.
  2. Stir gently to mix.
  3. Garnish with watermelon slices and strawberries.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1527Total Fat: 7gSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 353gFiber: 19gSugar: 291gProtein: 28g

Watermelon Ball Margarita

Watermelon Ball Margarita

Watermelon Ball Margarita

Ingredients

  • Whole Watermelon
  • 1.5 oz of tequila
  • 1 lime (halved, one half cut in two wedges)
  • 0.5 oz on Conintreau
  • 1 oz of Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon

Instructions

  1. Add one scoop of watermelon to shaker using melon baller.
  2. Add lime wedges and Conintreau. Muddle together.
  3. Add tequila, juice from one-half lime, and ice.
  4. Shake and strain into measuring cup.
  5. Add Cascade Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon and pour into Watermelon Shot Glass.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Make Your Watermelon Shot Glass

Scoop out watermelon balls with an ice cream scooper. Cut slice on bottom to make flat. Use melon baller to scoop out insides. Set aside.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 2 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemon juice, strain through a sieve into a drink pitcher.
  2. Add mint, vodka, and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade then stir.
  3. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 691Total Fat: 2gSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 114gFiber: 11gSugar: 86gProtein: 7g

We hope you have a moment to kick back and celebrate National Watermelon Day with one of these amazing drinks today!

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