20 Watermelon Drink Recipes

From mild to wild, these refreshing watermelon drink recipes will make any summer get-together an exciting event. You’ll find many of the recipes use common pairings like mint and cucumber. And to make it easier, I’ve organized the recipes into those with alcohol and those that are non-alcoholic.

These watermelon drink recipes are perfect for backyard barbecues but work surprisingly well for breakfast, brunch, or lunch too. Try adding unusual fresh herbs or other fruits for a crowd-pleasing cocktail or fruit punch.

Watermelon Cocktail Recipes

  1. Watermelon-Cucumber Refresher
    For those of you who like a little alcohol with your watermelon, this drink recipe features vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and a watermelon-cucumber-mint juice.
  2. Watermelon Mimosa
    Summer brunch just got a little more exciting with this spin on a champagne infused cocktail that’s good at any time of day!
  3. Jalapeno Watermelon Limeade
    Kick it up a notch by making this spicy cooler. Fresh watermelon, limes, jalapenos and a splash of vodka (optional).
  4. Watermelon Lime Chiller
    An adult drink that will please everyone. Chilled watermelon, fresh limes, mint and rum. You’ll think you’re on a tropical island.
  5. Watermelon Sangria
    It’s not a party unless there’s sangria! This recipe mixes watermelon chunks with white wine, vodka, triple sec, and citrus syrup.
  6. Watermelon Margaritas
    This recipe makes a big batch, so plan to invite friends over. Mix tequila, triple sec and watermelon juice for a refreshing drink.
  7. Watermelon Gin Fizz
    A tasty cocktail with fresh watermelon, gin, lime juice and ginger ale. Simple and perfect for a hot summer night.
  8. Watermelon Rum Punch
    This isn’t your mother’s punch! Watermelon puree, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, sugar, water and light rum (optional, of course).
  9. Watermelon Bellinis
    Whether it’s with brunch or lunch, a bellini makes any meal special. This recipe features prosecco and lemon rind for extra zing.
  10. Rosemary Watermelon Cocktail
    Bring an herbal infusion to your summer cocktail with a hint of rosemary!

Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Drinks

  1. Watermelon Ginger Fresca
    This is your typical agua fresca kicked up with spicy fresh ginger juice.
  2. Watermelon Agua Fresca
    There’s nothing simpler than the pure, refreshing taste of watermelon agua fresca. It’s pureed watermelon strained and served over ice with a sprig of mint.
  3. Polynesian Watermelon ‘Otai
    A drink from Tonga that uses fresh watermelon with crushed pineapple, evaporated milk, shredded coconut and a bit of lime juice.
  4. Watermelon Basil Cooler
    Add an herbal note for a classic watermelon cooler featuring watermelon, fresh basil leaves and sparkling water. It’s fizzy and refreshing!
  5. Watermelon Frosty
    A deliciously frozen drink that blends frozen watermelon cubes with water, citrus, maple syrup and a banana.
  6. Watermelon Lemonade
    Put a spin on summer lemonade with this watermelon variant that utilizes fresh watermelon puree. Simple and surprisingly good.
  7. Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake
    You typically don’t think of ‘creamy’ when you think of watermelon, however this milkshake goes tropical with creamy coconut milk.
  8. Watermelon Punch
    Create a refreshing watermelon punch by blending pineapple juice, watermelon, and sparkling water.
  9. Watermelon Peach Spritzer
    Summer in a glass. Fresh watermelon and peaches mixed with fizzy soda makes this light and refreshing spritzer recipe.
  10. Watermelon and Cucumber Juice
    Mix together the light flavor of cucumber with watermelon and add a bit of mint to create this delicious juice.


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One comment

  1. Just found your post–thank you so much for linking to my Watermelon-Basil Cooler! (and yes, it really is incredibly refreshing). :D Your list of beverages sounds fantastic–I must try other watermelon-based drinks before the season is over! :)

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