WATERMELON DAY: Make Your Summer a Little Jucier With These Watermelon Cocktails

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Introduction

It's National Watermelon Day! And what better way to celebrate than with some refreshing watermelon cocktails? Whether you're looking for something fruity and sweet or tart and tangy, we've got a recipe for you. So break out the cocktail shaker and get mixin'!

Did you know that watermelons are actually a member of the cucumber family? They're believed to have originated in Africa, and there are references to watermelons dating back to ancient Egypt.

Today, watermelons are grown all over the world. In the United States, they're especially popular in the South. In fact, there's even a town in Arkansas called Watermelon that hosts an annual watermelon festival.

So whether you're eating fresh, ripe watermelon or frozen watermelon cubes on National Watermelon Day or any other day, you can take comfort in knowing that you're part of a long and delicious tradition. Enjoy these four watermelon cocktails to bring your fresh watermelon to life this summer!

A Summer Evening Cocktail

Cool, mildly sweet refreshing evening drink to kick off a slow night of self care.

How To Make A Summer Evening Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Aged Rum
  • 0.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2oz Watermelon Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Watermelon Heart and Basil Sprig

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the Aged Rum, Elderflower Liqueur, Watermelon Juice, and Angostura Bitters.
  2. Shake well and strain into a Collins Glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with a Watermelon Heart and a Basil Sprig and serve.

Blush Tones Cocktail

An ideal cocktail to drink, look at, and post on the gram #summerlove

How To Make A Blush Tones Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 oz Watermelon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Sugar Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Orange Peel

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the Vodka, Triple Sec, Watermelon Juice, Sugar Syrup, and Fresh Lime Juice.
  2. Strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with an Orange Peel and serve.

Citrine Sunset Cocktail

Raise a toast with a dear one when the sun sets bringing on a beautiful flaming color to marvel at

How To Make A Citrine Sunset Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 0.5 oz Aperol
  • 1.5 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Fresh Watermelon Juice

Glass:

Champagne Flute

Garnish:

Watermelon and Orange Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the Gin, Aperol, Orange Juice, and Fresh Watermelon Juice.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Champagne Flute.
  3. Garnish with a Watermelon and Orange Slice and serve.

My Ladies & I Cocktail

The perfect cocktail to make for a big group. A little bit of everything and bubbly

How To Make A My Ladies & I Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Sugar Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 oz Watermelon Juice
  • 2 oz Rose Sparkling Wine

Glass:

Champagne Flute

Garnish:

Watermelon Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice add in the Tequila, Sugar Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Watermelon Juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled Champagne Flute.
  3. Add the Rose Sparkling Wine and lightly stir.
  4. Garnish with a Watermelon Slice and serve.

Tips On How To Make The Best Watermelon Cocktail!

  • Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!
  • Use a blender to create a frozen cocktail.
  • Add agave syrup, orange liqueur, watermelon syrup, or a sweet juice to change up your cocktail.
  • Garnish with mint, watermelon hearts, and or rim your glass with salt to balance out the sweet taste.
  • Add club soda to add a bubbly element.
  • Freeze your cocktail in a popsicle mold to create an alcoholic ice pop.

WHAT TO PAIR WITH THE WATERMELON COCKTAILS.

Take your hollowed out watermelon and fill it with other fruits such as berries or melon.

Snacks

Guacamole and chips are a great pairing. We recommend using tortilla chips with a lime flavor to enhance the flavors of both the guac and cocktail.

Cheese

Feta or Goat cheese pair well with the sweet taste the cocktail.

CONCLUSION

There you have it! Four delicious watermelon cocktails to help you celebrate National Watermelon Day in style. So what are you waiting for? Mix up a batch and enjoy!

Cheers,

Team Barsys