5 Watermelon-Infused Cocktails To Drink All Summer

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The sweet and refreshing juice from watermelon is an obvious popular choice on a scorching-hot day. But did you know that aside from being extra-hydrating and delicious, the fruit is packed with essential amino acids, daily vitamins (A, B6 and C, to be exact) and a little something called lycopene: an antioxidant best known for its anti-inflammatory properties. With swimsuit season in full effect, why not incorporate the do-good melon into every boozy beverage consumed? (You can’t beat a poolside buzz that simultaneously supports a summer bod.) From rosé slushies to fruity popsicles with a punch, here are the most unique watermelon-infused recipes from Pinterest. Chill and enjoy.

Nutmeg Nanny

Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

Recipe Author: Nutmeg Nanny

Yield: 4 drinks

Ingredients: 3 cups pureed watermelon ¾ cup tequila ½ cup lime juice ¼ cup orange liqueur 2 teaspoons Truvia sweetener 2 jalapeños, seeded and sliced 2 limes, thinly sliced Habañero sea salt, optional

Directions: Full recipe can be found here.

How Sweet It Is

Sparkling Cucumber Watermelon Sangria

Recipe Author: How Sweet It Is

Yield: 8 drinks

Ingredients: 1 watermelon 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 1 lime, thinly sliced 12 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup honey 1 750-mL bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled Fresh mint sprigs and/or leaves (optional)

Directions: Full recipe can be found here.

My Style Vita

Watermelon Rosé Slushy

Recipe Author: My Style Vita

Yield: 6 drinks

Ingredients: One bottle of your favorite rosé wine 1 cup of watermelon, cubed Handful of ice cubes

Directions: Full recipe can be found here.

PaleOMG

Watermelon Rhubarb Gin Fizz

Recipe Author: PaleOMG

Yield: 4 to 6 drinks

Ingredients: 2 cups diced seedless watermelon 1 cup chopped rhubarb 2 tablespoons honey Zest of 1 lime Juice of ½ lime ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups mineral water or club soda 6 to 8 ounces gin

Directions: Full recipe can be found here.

Love & Olive Oil

Tequila Watermelon Popsicles

Recipe Author: Love & Olive Oil

Yield: 6 popsicles

Ingredients: ¼ cup water ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 cup watermelon juice (from about half of a small watermelon) 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tablespoons tequila

Directions: Full recipe can be found here.