Watermelon Crush Cocktail

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This watermelon crush cocktail is a refreshing drink that’s bursting with fresh watermelon flavor. As simple as it is delicious, this boozy treat is about to become your new favorite summer cocktail!

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Watermelon Crush cocktail with watermelon slice

Who doesn’t love fresh watermelon during the summer months? A staple at picnics, parties, and cookouts, it’s one of the best flavors of the season. This watermelon crush cocktail puts that fresh flavor into a boozy summer drink that’s perfect for sipping by a pool or on a patio at happy hour.

Fresh watermelon is the key to this delicious drink. Just a few seconds in the blender and a quick trip through a strainer, and you’ve got a quick and easy homemade watermelon juice that pairs perfectly with the boozy kick of watermelon vodka and the refreshing citrusy fizz of Sprite.

Sure to be a hit at parties, this amazing watermelon crush recipe perfectly captures the flavor of summer and you’ll want to enjoy it all season long!

Watermelon crush cocktail from above

💖Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for Summer – Nothing says summer like the taste of fresh watermelon. This delicious cocktail is perfect for the warm weather.

It’s Easy – This cocktail is a sure crowd pleaser, but with just three simple ingredients, it’s also quick and easy to prepare.

Great for Parties – You can puree the watermelon in advance and have a big batch ready to go just in time for your next party. All you need to do is add the vodka and Sprite!


🛒Ingredients

Watermelon Crush cocktail ingredients
  • Fresh watermelon, chopped
  • Watermelon vodka
  • Sprite (or any lemon-lime soda)
  • Ice
  • Fresh watermelon for garnish

👩🏼‍🍳How to Make a Watermelon Crush Cocktail

Step 1: Add the fresh watermelon to your blender. Double check to be sure there are no black seeds.

Watermelon in blender

Step 2: Puree the watermelon until smooth, about 1 minute.

Pureed watermelon in blender

Step 3: Pour the pureed watermelon through a mesh strainer into a bowl or large container. Discard the solids.

Filtering watermelon in strainer

Step 4: Fill your favorite glass or cocktail shaker with ice and add 4 oz. of the fresh watermelon juice.

Pouring watermelon juice in ice filled glass

Step 5: Add 1 ½ oz. watermelon vodka and 2 oz. Sprite.

Add watermelon vodka and Sprite

Step 6: Garnish with fresh watermelon and lime slices.

Watermelon crush cocktail with watermelon slice and green striped straws

Tips & Tricks

  • If you want to make this recipe even easier, you can start with a store-bought watermelon juice like Simply Watermelon. Trader Joe’s also carries a watermelon cucumber juice that would work.
  • If you don’t have watermelon vodka, you can use the plain variety. A lime or citrus flavored vodka would also work.
  • Add a mint sprig or some fresh mint leaves for even more cool and refreshing flavor. Mint pairs incredibly well with watermelon.
  • For an extra boozy version, add some triple sec and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Watermelon crush on marble counter
Can I Make the Fresh Watermelon Juice in Advance?

Yes! You can prepare the juice and store it an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version?

Absolutely – just omit the vodka and mix the watermelon juice and Sprite for a refreshing non-alcoholic version of this drink.

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5 from 37 votes

Watermelon Crush Cocktail


Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
This watermelon crush cocktail is bursting with fresh watermelon flavor. As easy to make as it is delicious, this boozy treat will be your new favorite summer cocktail!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup watermelon chopped
  • 1 ½ oz. watermelon vodka
  • 2 oz. Sprite
  • ice
  • watermelon slice for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the fresh watermelon to your blender.
    1 cup watermelon
  • Puree the watermelon until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the pureed watermelon through a mesh strainer, into a bowl or large container and discard the solids.
  • Fill your favorite cocktail glass with ice and add 4 oz. of the fresh watermelon juice.
    ice
  • Add 1 ½ oz. watermelon vodka and 2 oz. Sprite.
    1 ½ oz. watermelon vodka, 2 oz. Sprite
  • Garnish with fresh watermelon and lime slices.
    watermelon slice

Notes

Though nothing beats the taste of fresh watermelon, you can save time by using a store-bought watermelon juice like Simply Watermelon. Trader Joe’s also carries a watermelon cucumber juice that would work

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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