Spiked Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

What would summer be without watermelon and lemonade? Luckily, we don't have to find out. Our Spiked Watermelon Lemonade brings us back to the good-ole days, sitting on the front porch swing at happy hour after a long day of sunshine. Believe it or not, humidity did exist back then! This refreshing Southern sip is the perfect amount of tangy and sweet. Made with only four ingredients, it's so simple to prepare and comes together within just 15 minutes. You'll need to combine vodka, watermelon juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail mixer with ice. Shake, shake, shake...then strain it into your favorite glass and garnish with mint or a lemon wheel. Interested in knowing what makes this simple, summertime drink so tasty? Well, the watermelon juice acts as a natural sweetener that perfectly cuts down the tanginess of the citrus. It's incredibly thirst-quenching with an added kick! Want to know what summer tastes like? This cocktail is for you.

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup of fresh watermelon juice

  • 1/2 cup of simple syrup

  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) of vodka

  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

  • Fresh mint


Combine watermelon juice, simple syrup, vodka, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

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