6 Watermelon Cocktail Recipes To Make All Summer Long

Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

When thinking about the best parts of summertime in the South, in-season watermelon is one of the things we always look forward to. It's a fan-favorite fruit that always makes an appearance poolside, on the beach, or by the lake. While fresh watermelon is certainly good enough to eat on its own, we are always looking for more way to enjoy summer's favorite melon. These watermelon cocktails are surprisingly easy to make, pretty to look at, and delicious to sip. Whether you prefer tequila, vodka, rum, or bourbon, there is a watermelon cocktail recipe on this list to fit your preference.

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Spicy Watermelon Refresher

Spicy Watermelon Refresher
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Spicy Watermelon Refresher

A serrano chile adds just the right amount of spice and seltzer water adds a fizzy texture to this watermelon cocktail.

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Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria
Katie Jacobs

Recipe: Watermelon Sangria

This big-batch cocktail includes an entire bottle of both still and sparkling rosé wines.

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Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas On The Rocks
Southern Living

Recipe: Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon simple syrup is easy to make and is the secret to making the best watermelon margarita on the rocks.

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Watermelon Ginger Mojito

Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Watermelon Ginger Mojito

You can substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer if you prefer a milder taste.

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Honeysuckle Watermelon Cocktail

Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails
Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Recipe: Honeysuckle Watermelon Cocktail

Honeysuckle and watermelon are two signs of summer in the South so we combined them both into one sweet cocktail.

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Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Punch and Cocktail Summer Drink Recipes: Watermelon-Mint Margaritas
Southern Living

Recipe: Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Freezing the watermelon gives this sipper the texture of a frozen margarita while also adding plenty of fresh flavor.

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