Summer Cocktail Series

watermelon vodka slushie

After I posted the Blackberry Vodka Lemonade last week, I decided to run a series this summer testing fruity cocktails. I am on summer vacation, and my productivity levels go in the toilet unless I have some goals. This seemed like a worthwhile project, and I already had the Pinterest board for drinks that look refreshing. Last night I tweaked a recipe for a watermelon cocktail. Overall, I like tart, citrus drinks better (like a margarita), but this cocktail was pretty good.

Watermelon Vodka Slushie


  • ~1 1/2 c. watermelon, cut into small chunks
  • ~1 1/2 c. vodka
  • ~ 2 c. cranberry juice
  • Sprite, 7up, or gingerale
  • crushed ice

watermelon vodka


  • Add watermelon chunks to vodka and let it steep for about an hour. After about an hour, blend the vodka and watermelon until it is a slushie consistency. I used an immersion blender, but you could use a regular blender.
  • Add equal parts cranberry to the vodka mixture. I had ~2 c. watermelon vodka and added 2 c. cranberry.
  • Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour watermelon vodka cranberry mixture over ice. Fill about 2/3 full.
  • Add a splash of Sprite, 7up, or gingerale on top.

watermelon vodka mixHere are options I am considering for next weekend. Anyone have any opinions?

  • Cherry Margarita
  • Raspberry Lemon Drop
  • something called a Paradise

9 thoughts on “Summer Cocktail Series

  1. this looks refreshing…
    my trademark summer drink (or girls luncheon or baby/bridal shower beverage) is a Mango Bellini…it gets served in a punch bowl, so you have to watch out for kids thinking it’s okay for them to consume.

  2. Hi Caitlin! I recently made a keg out of a watermelon and served your watermelon vodka slushie out of it. It was absolutely delicious and a huge hit, so thank you, thank you, thank you!! You know how I love my fruity drinks! 🙂

    • Oh my gosh– such a good idea! Did you take a picture?? You must share if you did. I will post on Facebook. Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. We can test fruity drinks the whole time you are here. I am making cherry margaritas tonight.

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