Minted Watermelon Cocktail*

So it might be Monday and time to get back to work….but I figured you could all appreciate this cocktail anyways. I mean, it’s not like you guys don’t drink after a long day at work anyways…especially a Monday! It has been so flippin’ hot lately…and recently, when we were on the cruise, my favorite way to cool down was with a super cold vodka something or another. And I figured with the 100 degree (and more) weather lately, that maybe I could bring the vacation feel home. So I whipped up one of these babies for myself and I tired to imagine being back on the deck, under the sun, with the wind whipping by….but all I could feel was the sweat dripping down. And instead of a beautiful ocean, I saw my dead garden. But one thing from the cruise came through for me, this Minted Watermelon Cocktail!

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Minted Watermelon Cocktail

Yield: 2 large cocktails!

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh watermelon juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/4 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
3 oz Three Olives Watermelon Vodka
Ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and serve over ice! Garnish with a watermelon wedge and a mint sprig.

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26 Responses to “Minted Watermelon Cocktail”

  1. 1

    Kelly — August 16, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    I had something similar to this but made with Cucumber Vodka. It was amazing!

  2. 2

    ErinsFoodFiles — August 16, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Wow! This looks like a total “Erin” drink!

  3. 3

    the urban baker — August 16, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    the perfect compliment to a weeknight meal with friends! great photo!

  4. 4

    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — August 16, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    mmm I love watermelon, this is my kind of cocktail!

  5. 5

    Samarie — August 16, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    This sounds like an awesome twist of a mojito, I soooo would like to try it! I have vodka at home, might make it this weekend.

  6. 6

    melissa — August 16, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    That looks delish! Wish I had one at my desk right now! :)

  7. 7

    Katie — August 16, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    This looks awesome! It has been ridiculously hot lately, and I’ve taken to making cocktails every night to “cool myself down.” I keep seeing watermelon cocktails and I keep meaning to try one: I think this recipe might just suck me in!

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    Mandy — August 16, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

    How does one juice a watermelon?

    Mandy,
    You can “juice” a watermelon, by pureeing the pulp and straining the juice through a strainer! :-)
    Jessica

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    oneshotbeyond — August 16, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    that looks so refreshing right about NOW! It’s 92 degrees here. UGGH.

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    Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes — August 16, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    We’re on the same page! I just made a watermelon lemonade with vodka, but I’m loving this idea. I love the Three Olives flavored vodkas, gotta try the watermelon. I love the grape – with club soda, tastes just like grape soda.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 16, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    I love the flavor combination of watermelon, lemon and mint! Definitely have got to give this a try before summer’s up :) Looks so yummy!

  12. 12

    bianca — August 17, 2010 @ 1:16 am

    I find that Monday is when I need a cocktail the most; nothing washes away a case of the Mondays like a cool, sweet cocktail!

  13. 13

    MaryMoh — August 17, 2010 @ 2:34 am

    Wow…that’s such a refreshing drink. I need that now….and lots 😀

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    Nicole D. — August 17, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    A refreshing cocktail is perfect for this heatwave. I’m sure the watermelon and mint combo is outstanding!

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    DessertForTwo — August 17, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    Gorgeous photo!

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    foodhoe — August 20, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    that looks like the perfect summer cocktail

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    sweetlife — August 20, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    Oh girl, I love this cocktail, but anything with watermelon is a must for me…

    sweetlife

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    gwen@SimplyHealthyFamily — August 21, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    Now your talkin! It’s 2:33 p.m. How long do I have to wait to make one of these???

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    sparkldiamnod — April 4, 2012 @ 2:46 am

    I am in love with your watermelon ccktail. For this recipe how many does it serve ?? 2 ??

    • Jessica replied: — April 6th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

      Makes two large cocktails! Sorry about not having the yield up there, it is now! :-)

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