Celebrate National Watermelon Day with a Cocktail
It’s National Watermelon Day and in true Miami fashion, we are celebrating with a drink or two. Today, honor watermelon and Wednesdays with some of the tastiest cocktails around town to help you get through the week’s bump and grind or cool down from the Miami summer heat. What better way to celebrate summer while reminiscing childhood memories than with a cocktail inspired by these tasty triangle slices? Here’s where to celebrate:
Bump & Grind
Find this watermelon inspired cocktail at The Continental Miami. Made with Espolón Blanco and smoky mezcal, fresh watermelon, mint and allspice dram.
Make it at home: Espolón Blanco and smoky mezcal, fresh watermelon, mint and all- spice dram
The Rosa Rose from Mondrian South Beach will make the end of your Wednesday feel like a Friday or better, a staycation. Made with Maestro Dobel diamond tequila, strawberries, watermelon, rosé, citrus, and maraschino liqueur, it can be mixed with vodka, tequila or rosé.
Make it at home: Maestro Dobel diamond tequila, strawberries, watermelon, rosé , citrus, maraschino liqueur
“For me, watermelon is a nostalgic flavor of summer. It reminds me of being a kid and cooling off with a slice, of growing up having backyard bbq’s with friends, and juicing my first one to make cocktails. It’s one fruit that embodies the flavors of summer in the United States. It has a sweet, refreshing flavor that helps us beat the heat as well as providing a great base for balanced drinks and punches. There’s nothing better than a watermelon cocktail on a summer day to deliver that feeling of being a kid, with a kick!” Says Isaac Grillo, Rum Ambassador of Afrohead Rum and Owner of Repour Bar in Miami Beach.
Rocco’s Tacos Watermelon Kiss Margarita makes a perfect summer cocktail that combines so many different types of tastes into one great drink. The ingredients are well thought out and have that perfect summer feel. “When coming up with the idea of the watermelon kiss, we knew that adding tequila was a no-brainer,” says Rocco’s. By combining that with the freshest watermelon purée, freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of agave nectar, which makes you feel like you’re at the beach without having the sand between your toes, and the crunch of the ice and the cool refreshing taste of watermelon, it’s a drink that will satisfy your deepest thirst.
Make it at home: 3 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila, 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Dash of Agave Nectar, 1 cup Seedless Watermelon Puree, Rim a margarita glass with sugar. Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.
This simple yet tasty cocktail is nothing short of representing Radio Bar’s location in South Beach. Made with Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower, Watermelon, basil, lemon. A perfect way to celebrate National Watermelon day or just forget this week’s worries.
Make it at home: Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower, Watermelon, basil, lemon
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila invites guests to cool off at the hottest spot in Miami Beach with their new “Boozy Paletas.” Part popsicle treat, part alcohol infused slushy – these delectable frozen concoctions feature unique flavors that change daily. Ranging from Watermelon Margarita to Coconut Mojito, they’re sure to be the perfect complement to your favorite tacos. Make sure to get to Bodega early, the paletas are available on a first come, first served basis! Perhaps you’ll get lucky and enjoy a Watermelon Margarita Boozy Paleta today while listening to live music during their Live Music Wednesday event!
Make it at home: Watermelon Margarita + Strawberry Cream Paleta
Price: It’s a surprise.
Happy National Watermelon Day!