Watermelon is synonymous with summer. Here are our favorite watermelon cocktail recipes from Jordan Catapano, mixologist for BevMo!, the leading West Coast adult-beverage retailer.


Enjoy these during your beach bash, backyard BBQ, or evening fireworks show. Happy Summer!

Watermelon Vodka Shots (Serve 3)
1.50 oz. vodka
1.00 oz. St. Germain Liqueur
3.00 oz. watermelon juice
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.25 oz. watermelon simple syrup

Watermelon Simple Syrup
In a sauce pan, combine 1 cup watermelon with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for ten to twenty minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then strain into a sealable container for future use.

Fill a shaker with ice, then add the vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, watermelon juice, lemon juice, and watermelon simple syrup. Shake well, then strain into three shot glasses and serve.


Watermelon Mint Martini
1.50 oz. vodka
2.50 oz. watermelon juice
1.00 oz. watermelon simple syrup
0.75 oz. rum
0.25 cup mint
0.25 oz. simple syrup

Muddle the mint in the vodka until the vodka begins to turn slightly green. Strain the minty vodka into a martini shaker that’s filled with ice. Add the watermelon juice, watermelon simple syrup, rum, and simple syrup. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass.


Frozen Watermelon Ice Slush
3.0 oz. vodka
1.50 oz. añejo rum
0.5 a can frozen raspberry lemonade from concentrate
1 cup frozen watermelon
1 cup crushed ice
0.75 oz. lime juice
0.75 oz. lemon juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix on high. Pour the cocktail into a glass and serve immediately.