Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

This Watermelon Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing cocktail that’s great for sipping on a warm day! Perfect for serving at parties and barbecues!


Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Recipe

I actually can’t believe I’m even saying that since it feels like summer just started. The summer bucket list has not gotten a lot of attention since all of our July and part of our August was consumed by going to our son’s baseball games.

And practice. And all the celebrating (or cheering up) after the games were over. August was spent playing catch up and hitting some of those bucket list summer activities…but it never seems like there’s enough time do squeeze everything in.

This drink is so light and refreshing you can definitely make a few and sip on them all night. It’s still nice out on your deck, or balcony or wherever you are enjoying your drinks.

How To Make A Watermelon Cocktail

You can start by muddling a few big pieces of watermelon. If you wanted to you could add the mint in there also but I left the leaves whole just to flavor the drink with mint instead of actually drinking the mint too…

Add the muddled watermelon and all the juice, some fresh lemon juice and an ounce of Cointreau into a low-ball glass filled with ice. Then throw in a few mint leaves and give it a stir.

All that’s left is to top it off with seltzer and garnish with some fresh watermelon. You can definitely add vodka to this drink too, or even rum or tequila. It’s really a good base for a lot of different drinks.


Or you can keep it simple, like this recipe does and go ahead and catch up on that relaxing you were supposed to be doing all summer long!

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Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x

A Watermelon Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing drink that’s great for sipping on a warm day! These cocktails are perfect for serving at parties and barbecues!



  • 4 large cubes of watermelon with rind removed
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • Seltzer for topping
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Muddle or blend the watermelon into a juice. Pour the juice into a highball glass filled with ice. Add the vodka and Cointreau and stir.
  2. Top off the glass with seltzer and garnish with mint leaves.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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