Oh-So Refreshing: Watermelon Cocktails
Frozen watermelon makes the perfect slushie. Dice it, freeze, and then take it into a grown-up direction by blending with vodka and Prosecco for a hot-weather refresher.
Basil Gimlet Fizz
It's the most quenching combination of all -- watermelon, basil, lime juice, and seltzer (plus a little vodka). Use small cubes of watermelon and basil leaves for garnish.
Watermelon Bloody Marys
Not just for brunch, the classic Bloody Mary shows its sweeter side with the addition of pureed watermelon.
Frozen Melon-Margarita Pops
Soak pieces of melon in a tequila-Grand Marnier-lime-juice mix and freeze for an easy adult treat that's just right for a staycation.
Watermelon combines with cantaloupe and honeydew to make this sangria a cool, crisp, and fruity escape from the summer heat.
Pink Margarita Slushes
Get out your blender: Combine watermelon, lime juice, tequila, and sugar with ice for a fruity, pale-pink take on the margarita.
Watermelon is the main ingredient in this pretty pink-tinted cooler. Ginger ale, mint, and lemon juice balance out the sweet flavor.
Watermelon Squares in Campari
Rather sophisticated, whichever way you try it: Blend watermelon and Campari for a simple yet refreshing cocktail -- or dice watermelon into squares and dip it into Campari.