Enjoy The Summertime Treat With One Of These Sparkling Watermelon Cocktails
Few things say summer more than a slice of ripe melon. Imagine indulging in succulent sweetness and the ability to hydrate at the same time this season with sparkling watermelon cocktails. A bubbly drink with low calories makes it perfect for all day drinking. Adding the juicy fruit into a mixture is so refreshing. And since its packed with water, very quenching in the heat. August 3 marks National Watermelon Day so we will be enjoying this treat by sampling cocktails infused in spirits involving vodka, tequila, and cognac. From a spicy drink for happy hour, to cocktails in a can for picnics in the park, these libations are just the thing you need this summertime.
Summer Watermelon Sparkle
1 oz CÎROC Summer Watermelon
- 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
- 1 oz Champagne to top
- 1/4 oz Elderflower Liqueur if desired
- Watermelon Skin Twist for garnish
Pour the CIROC Watermelon and cranberry juice into a flute glass. Next, top with champagne. Then, garnish with a Watermelon skin twist.
Summer Watermelon Picante
- 2 oz CÎROC Summer Watermelon
- .5oz agave nectar
- 2 slices of Serrano pepper, Handful of cilantro
- Watermelon slice & cilantro for garnish
Combine all ingredients and ice. Shake and then strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with sprig of cilantro and watermelon slice.
D’USSE Watermelon Spritz
- 1.5 parts D’USSE VSOP
- 0.5 part Aperol
- 2 parts fresh watermelon juice
- 0.5 part simple syrup
- 0.5 part fresh lemon juice
- 1 part Sparkling Wine
- Watermelon ball skewer & orange peel for garnish
Add D’USSE, Aperol, watermelon juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled wine glass. Top with Sparkling Wine. Garnish with a watermelon ball skewer and orange peel.
JAJA Pink Panther
- 2 parts JAJA Tequila Blanco
- 3.5 parts Watermelon Juice (or 3 chunks of muddled watermelon)
- 1 small slice of Jalapeño (can be omitted)
- 0.5 part Simple Syrup
- Slice of watermelon & lime for garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard. Strain into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with a slice of watermelon and a lime.
VIDE Watermelon Vodka Soda
Take your Watermelon Cocktail to Go in this conveniently packaged pre-mixed vodka soda with watermelon. Made with only three ingredients, VIDE is light, crisp and refreshing for summer picnics. It is 99 calories, gluten-free, contains zero sugar or carbs with 5% ABV.