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The Last Flavors of Summer

Make this Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail

Labor Day is just around the corner, which means that it’s only a few short days until we’ll be saying goodbye to summer until next year. Send summer off in style with one of our favorite flavors of the season: watermelon! This light and refreshing watermelon cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy this weekend, whether you’re doing an at-home happy hour on Friday or celebrating Labor Day in Destin this weekend. You won’t believe how easy this watermelon cocktail is to make!

Some notes:

  • We de-seeded our watermelon before cutting into cubes. This keeps the drink nice and smooth and makes it easier to strain.
  • We used vodka, but you can certainly use rum if you have it on hand. Both work just fine for this watermelon cocktail!
  • Don’t skip the triple sec – the citrus flavor pairs perfectly with the watermelon and will have you dreaming of summer long after your last sip.

Ready? Let’s get started!

Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon Cocktail

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of watermelon, cubed
  • 3 oz. of your favorite vodka or rum
  • 3 oz. triple sec
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Basil or mint leaves for garnish

How-to:

  • Add the cubed and de-seeded watermelon to a blender or food processor and pulse until liquefied.
  • Stran through a cocktail strainer or mesh sieve into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add liquor, triple sec, lime juice, and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake until combined.
  • Pour over fresh ice into your favorite glass and garnish with fresh mint or basil leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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