August is finally here, and it’s an unfortunate reminder that Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy what’s left. We checked our calendar and noticed August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Who doesn’t like watermelon? It’s fruity, it’s refreshing, and you can infuse the flavor in just about any dish or drink. That being said, we wanted to incorporate it in our lineup this week by sharing a few watermelon flavored cocktails, perfect for sharing with friends, or keeping it all to yourself. Check them out below.
The Watermelon Cocktail – Courtesy of Tequila Avion
- 2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- 4 One-Inch Cubes Fresh Watermelon
- Squeeze Agave Nectar
Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish as desired.
- 2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 1 lemon slice
- 2 cucumber slices
Big splash of sprite, shake, and strain over puff of cotton candy w/cucumber pick in martini glass
Not a huge Watermelon fan? It’s ok, try celebrating with a different kind of melon using Midori Melon Liqueur. Midori uses Yubari melon, and offers an equally refreshing alternative.
Midori & Ginger – Courtesy of Midori Melon Liqueur
- 1 oz. MIDORI® Melon Liqueur
- 2 oz. Dry Ginger Ale
- Juice from 2 Lime Wedges
Pour over ice and serve in a low ball glass.
If this didn’t quench your thirst, be sure to check out our Drink of the Week featuring Watermelon and Hendricks Gin or visit our previous article on how to Spike a Watermelon. For more updates on the latest brand launches, cocktail recipes, and industry news, make sure to Like Us On Facebook, or Follow us On Twitter.
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