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National Watermelon Day is August 3rd.

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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.

image001 (1)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.

Watermelon Cucumber Cloud – Courtesy of STK Rooftop Ft Bombay Sapphire Gin. (Pictured Above) ft

  • 2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • Muddle

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. 

image004Midori & 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.

Photos and Recipes courtesy of representatives of the brand.

 

Alex is a full time Consultant with10+ years experience in the Wine & Spirits, Consumer Goods, and Retail industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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