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Celebrate National Watermelon Day with a refreshing cocktail

Watermelon cocktails are a taste of summer
Watermelon cocktails are a taste of summerCristine Struble

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. From an ice cold slice accompanying a juicy hamburger or bowl with breakfast, watermelon is a refreshing flavor of summer.

The flavor of watermelon works well in a variety of foods and drinks. From a crisp, bright summer salad, watermelon casts a refreshing taste.

In honor of National Watermelon Day on August 3, these watermelon cocktails can be the toast of the day.

Watermelon Breeze

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Squeeze
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Watermelon slice (for garnish)

Preparation: Build in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a slice of watermelon on the rim.

Watermelon Sour

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Pucker
  • 2 parts fresh lemon sour
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Lemon wheel (for garnish)

Preparation: Build cocktail in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Watermelon & Basil Margarita

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
  • Juice of one whole lime
  • (4) 1” cubes of seedless watermelon
  • Fresh basil leaves (2 to muddle; the rest for garnish)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: In a mixing glass drop in the watermelon and basil leaves (tear the leaves) then muddle. Add all remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh basil leaves.

Watermelon Passion

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
  • 2 parts watermelon juice
  • 1 part fresh lemon sour
  • Watermelon balls (for garnish)

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish with watermelon balls.