14 Boozy Ways To Say *Cheers* On National Watermelon Day
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Summer, you should give yourself a high five for being the perfect time of year to get down on some sweet, juicy watermelon. And before you fade away, making that perfect fruit just a distant memory, we’ve compiled some NSFK (Not Suitable For Kids) recipes for a little cocktail-infused fun to close out your season and celebrate National Watermelon Day. Get ready for an extra dose of cocktail fun, ’cause these refreshing takes on the watermelon are *next-level* awesome.
These margs will light up your summer nights in the most refreshing way. Crafted with watermelon jelly, this sip is for the sweetness lovers out there. (via Brit + Co.)
Keep the adults happy with this boozy pop-tail. And if you have to, keep the kids oblivious with their own non-alcoholic version – check out these recipes for some inspiration. (via Endless Simmer)
The party will adore these mules. They're packed with refreshing flavors and tons of watermelon! (via Mixop)
Let us say it again for you: watermelon granitas with coconut whipped cream. These little jars of heaven are spiked with coconut rum and taste delicious AF. The recipe only yields four servings, so you’d better keep your guest list down... or just make a whole bunch. (via How Sweet It Is)
The classic margarita just got a major upgrade. Try not to devour those sweet slices of watermelon before you blend them and add that *essential* splash of lime juice. (via Kitchen Confidante)
The watermelon slice and mint garnish will make sipping this cocktail feel ultra-fancy! (via Vanilla and Bean)
A little sweet n' spicy action has always been a definite 'yes' for our taste buds. We’re sure your friends will appreciate you even more after making this watermelon cocktail. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)
The only way this drink could get better is if it were served on a porch with a cool breeze to help turn down the heat. (via Host The Toast)
Give yourself something sweet to slurp on – without the added sugar. These pops are naturally sweetened, plus have a nice kick to 'em. (via Salt & Lavender)
Watermelon, lemon juice, booze and crushed ice. Adult slushies FTW! (via Half Baked Harvest)
Whether you add alcohol to your glass or not, this drink is a total lifesaver when it comes to the summertime heat. (via Rachel Mansfield)
What boozy watermelon recipe are you dying to try? Leave your favorites in the comments below so we can try them, too!
This post has been updated.
Header image via Kitchen Confidante