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Watermelon Cooler

Ginger ale makes watermelon sparkle with a crisp, clean taste.

  • servings: 8




  • 3 pounds watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 or 4 splashes bitters
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Step 1

    Puree watermelon in a food processor. Muddle mint with sugar in a large pitcher; fill with ice cubes. Stir in 2 cups puree, ginger ale, vodka, lemon juice, and bitters. Garnish with fresh mint.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

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Reviews (1)

  • lym04 2 Aug, 2011

    Great summertime drink - for those who don't love texture in their cocktails, just strain the watermelon puree for the juice (husband preferred it this way). However, I loved it as is. Also, substitute bitters with a shot of St. Germaine for a great fresh taste. A great way to use leftover watermelon!