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Watermelon Mint Cocktail // Fork in the Kitchen

Watermelon Mint Cocktail


A light, refreshing, and healthy-ish way to enjoy an adult beverage this summer – bursting with fresh watermelon juice and fragrant mint leaves!



  • 2 cups diced watermelon (resulting in 1 cup juice)
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (see notes for making)
  • 2 cups seltzer or club soda
  • Ice


  1. Place several of the watermelon cubes in a sieve over a large bowl. Using the back of a spoon or a muddler, press the watermelon through to extract the juice. Continue until you’ve used all watermelon and have approximately 1 cup watermelon juice.
  2. Add vodka and simple syrup to bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Place 5-6 mint leaves in the bottom of 4 mason jars (affiliate link) or glasses. Pour in approximately 1 Tablespoon of the cocktail mix and muddle together. Add 1/2 cup cocktail mix to cups, ice, top off with 1/2 cup seltzer, and stir. Add additional mint leaves to garnish, as well as watermelon cubes if desired.


To make simple syrup: place 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool completely before using. This will make more simple syrup than needed for this recipe; store extras in the fridge in an airtight container.

  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stir

Keywords: summer, watermelon, easy, quick, cocktail, beverage

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