27 Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Recipes

I’m popping in today to share all the best watermelon vodka cocktails to try!

I’ll be mixing these refreshing vodka watermelon drinks this summer to beat the heat!

My sweet, juicy collection has everything from the Sparkling Watermelon Punch to the Spiked Watermelon Lemonade to the Watermelon Martini.

Here are the BEST Watermelon Vodka Cocktails

Pick from my top watermelon cocktails to make with vodka.


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1. Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

First up on my list of watermelon vodka cocktails–I figured this simple drink would be a winner. I blend fresh watermelon–but you can use store-bought watermelon juice instead.

Easy Recipe: Blend 2 cups fresh watermelon and strain to get 1 cup juice. Shake watermelon juice, 3 oz vodka, 1 tbsp lime juice, and 1 tbsp honey with ice. Strain over ice. Garnish with lime slices. Top with club soda for fizz (optional).

2. Sparkling Watermelon Punch

I mean, as drinks served in watermelon halves go, guests LOVE it! Yup – it’s an EASY pour and stir recipe. You’re good to go!

Easy Recipe: Scoop out half a mini watermelon. Blend watermelon chunks with 3 mint leaves, strain. In watermelon half, combine 2 oz vodka, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 2.5 oz watermelon-mint juice, and ice. Top with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

3. Frozen Watermelon Mules

I love fruity mixed drinks with vodka, and I absolutely adore the addition of watermelon. I will say that fruity cocktails are forgiving–I wouldn’t use a pricey vodka here.

Easy Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup frozen cubed watermelon, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 oz vodka, and 1 oz ginger beer until smooth. Add remaining 1 oz ginger beer and blend again. Serve in copper mug, optionally over ice. Garnish with lime slice and mint sprig.

4. Watermelon Martini

The Watermelon Martini tastes like summer! This festive vodka cocktail is easy to make and full of refreshing sweet flavor. “I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it” – Harry Styles

Easy Recipe: In a shaker, muddle 2 oz fresh watermelon cubes. Strain juice back into shaker. Add 2 oz vodka, 1 oz Cointreau, and juice from 1 lime. Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a small watermelon wedge.

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5. Watermelon Limoncello Collins

I totally think you will love this drink idea!! I add extra squirts of lemon in mine. They’re a hit at summer barbecues & pool parties!

Easy Recipe: Muddle 4-6 watermelon chunks in a shaker. Add 1.5 oz vodka, 0.75 oz limoncello, 1 oz lemon juice, 0.5 oz simple syrup, and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into ice-filled Collins glass, top with soda splash. Garnish with lemon wheel.

6. Lemon-Lime Watermelon Shots

I’ve always loved fruity cocktails, but my go-to shifted once I discovered these lemon-lime watermelon shots! An elegant vodka-based drink that’ll wow your guests.

Easy Recipe: Scoop out 6 halved lemons. Heat 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Whisk in watermelon Jell-O packet until dissolved. Remove from heat, add 1 cup vodka. Pour into lemon halves, refrigerate 3+ hours. Slice and serve.

7. Watermelon Vodka Tonic

This watermelon vodka drink is built in a tall glass with ice. I switch things up with different vodka brands.

Easy Recipe: Mix 2 oz watermelon juice, 2 oz lemon vodka (or regular), and 2 oz tonic water. Serve over crushed ice.

8. Watermelon Cosmo

Nothing says summer like my easy Watermelon Cosmo! A girl’s gotta have a healthy cocktail (ok, I’m pushing it here).

Easy Recipe: Shake ice, 3/4 oz vodka, 1 1/2 oz watermelon liqueur, 3/4 oz cranberry juice, 1/4 oz simple syrup, and a splash of fresh lime juice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

9. Vodka Watermelon Coolers

This Vodka Watermelon Cooler is the best I’ve ever tasted! It’s terrific and cool for the summer.

Easy Recipe: Blend 6 cups cubed watermelon with juice of 1 lime, strain. Mix watermelon juice with 1 cup vodka and 1 cup triple sec in a pitcher. Pour Sour Apple Pucker over ice in glasses, then slowly add watermelon mixture. Garnish with watermelon triangle and cucumber slice.

10. Absolut Watermelon and Coke

What can I say?! This easy Absolute Watermelon Vodka and Coke cocktail is hands down my favorite way to spend a warm night.

Easy Recipe: Pour 1.5 parts Absolut Watermelon Vodka and 3 parts cola over ice in a glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice and lime wedge.

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11. Watermelon Mint Vodka Spritz

I personally love minty cocktails! The watermelon and vodka combo is very well balanced here.

Easy Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup cubed watermelon until smooth, strain. In a shaker, muddle 3-4 mint leaves. Add 1.5 oz watermelon juice, 1 oz vodka, 1/2 tbsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp simple syrup, and ice. Shake, strain over ice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with watermelon and mint.

12. Spiked Watermelon

I love nostalgia! Anyone else but me remember these vodka-infused watermelons from college? It’s a combo to write home about–let me tell you. 

Easy Recipe: Inject 1 pint vodka slowly into a whole watermelon allowing time between injections for absorption. Refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Slice and serve the vodka-infused watermelon for a boozy treat.

13. Watermelon Vodka Soda Floats

I know what you’re thinking, why would anyone put ice cream into a watermelon and vodka cocktail?! If you like easy cocktails and fun-flavors, this cool drink will be your jam.

Easy Recipe: Scoop vanilla ice cream into a large glass. Pour 3/4 cup watermelon juice and 1/4 cup vodka over ice cream. Gently stir. Top with 3/8 cup club soda for a refreshing Watermelon Vodka Float.

14. Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

When life gives you lemons–just add watermelon and vodka!

Easy Recipe: Blend 1 cup cubed seedless watermelon with 2.4 oz frozen lemonade. Pour into glass, stir in 1/3 cup water and 1/4 cup vodka. Serve over ice, garnished with watermelon and mint.

15. Watermelon Basil Cocktail

My summer go to cocktail!! I like to dip the glass rim into lime juice and then into a plate of sugar. It’s a nice touch.

Easy Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup watermelon cubes with 2-3 basil leaves. In a shaker, combine 3 oz watermelon-basil puree, 1 oz vodka, 3/4 oz lime juice, and 1/2 tbsp honey. Shake with ice for 20 seconds. Rim glass with lime juice and sugar. Strain into glass, garnish with basil and watermelon.

16. Whatamelon

I need to try this watermelon and cucumber vodka drink next!. This recipe has agave and St-Germain–gonna add them to my grocery list now…

Easy Recipe: Muddle 2 oz watermelon juice with 6 mint leaves in a shaker. Add 1.5 oz cucumber vodka, 1 oz St-Germain, 0.5 oz each agave nectar and lime juice. Shake with ice, double-strain over fresh ice. Optional: top with 1 oz white wine. Garnish with mint sprig.

17. Boozy Sour Watermelon Slushies

My favorite sour watermelon candies just got an boozy twist in this watermelon and vodka slushy.

Easy Recipe: Soak 1/4 cup Sour Patch Watermelon gummies in 1 cup vodka overnight. Blend 2 oz flavored vodka, 1 cup Sprite, 1 cup lemonade, and 1 cup ice. Add pink food coloring if desired. Pour into glasses, garnish with Sour Patch candies.

19. Watermelon Bourbon Smash

You already know how much I love a bourbon cocktail. I drink it this Watermelon Bourbon Smash with with lots of ice!!

Easy Recipe: Muddle 3-4 watermelon chunks and 6-8 mint leaves in a shaker. Add 2 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/2 oz lime juice, and ice. Shake well, strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with watermelon slice and mint sprig.

Related: 20 Bourbon Martinis (Easy Recipes)

20. Watermelon Ginger Beer

I recommend using fresh ginger (it adds a spicier kick) which pairs well with the fresh watermelon.

Easy Recipe: Blend 2 cups cubed watermelon until smooth, strain to yield about 1 cup juice. Fill a glass with ice, add 1/2 cup watermelon juice and 1/2 cup ginger beer. Stir gently. Optional: Garnish with a fennel frond frozen in an ice cube.

21. Watermelon Vodka Sour

I beat the heat with this cold watermelon and vodka cocktail: the Watermelon Vodka Sour….so good!

Easy Recipe: In a highball glass, combine 1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz watermelon schnapps, and 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix. Fill glass with ice and shake well. Top with a splash of club soda.

22. Watermelon Drop

Watermelon schnapps and citrus-flavored vodka mix to make this easy Summer shot. It’s been a day–I could definitely go for one of these!

Easy Recipe: Chill 3/4 part Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps and 3/4 part ABSOLUT Citron vodka thoroughly. Pour the schnapps into a shot glass, then layer the vodka on top. Serve with a lemon wedge.

23. Watermelon Blast

Discover my favorite watermelon cocktail I make at home. As usual, I like mine with plenty of ice and lime!

Easy Recipe: Blend 2 cups watermelon chunks with 1.5 tbsp lime juice. Strain to get about 1 cup liquid. In a shaker, combine 3/4 cup watermelon-lime juice with 1.5 oz watermelon vodka. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with 3 skewered watermelon balls and a cucumber slice.

24. Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca

The Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca, an uncomplicated vodka-spiked variation on the classic Mexican drink is a ‘healthy’ fruity cocktail. I should probably mention that I don’t bother with any garnishes.

Easy Recipe: Blend 2.5 cups chopped seedless watermelon, 1 tbsp mint leaves, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp rum, and 1 cup water until smooth. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig. 

Related: 14 Top Aguas Frescas Recipes

25. Giant Watermell-O Shot

This easy watermelon and vodka shot has totally become my favorite summertime party ‘drink’!!

Easy Recipe: Cut a large watermelon in half and scoop out flesh. In a bowl, mix 1 (3-oz) box watermelon Jell-O and 1/2 (1-oz) box unflavored gelatin. Add 1 cup boiling water, whisk until dissolved. Stir in 1 cup vodka. Pour mixture into watermelon half. Refrigerate 4-5 hours until firm. Slice and serve immediately.

26. Watermelon Vodka Soda

Expensive booze is decidedly NOT a requirement in my watermelon and vodka cocktails. I add more soda water. The recipe can be adjusted to your taste.

Easy Recipe: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour 1.5 oz Absolut Watermelon Vodka over the ice. Top with 3 oz soda water and stir gently. Garnish with a watermelon slice and lime wheel.

27. Watermelon Ginger Cocktail With Pickled Watermelon Rind

I tried it–and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIP! I can’t wait to do it again.

Easy Recipe: Infuse 2 cups vodka with 1 cup sliced ginger for 24 hours. Strain. For each cocktail, shake 1.5 oz ginger-infused vodka with 0.25 oz dry vermouth and ice. Strain into a glass, top with 3 oz chilled Prosecco. Garnish with pickled watermelon rind.

For the picked watermelon rind, peel and cube watermelon rind. Boil vinegar, sugar, water, salt, cinnamon, peppercorns, bay leaf, chili flakes, cloves, and coriander seeds. Pour over rind in jars. Cool, then refrigerate for 24 hours.

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LOVE cocktails? Me too! Here are a few more drinks I know you’ll love!


27 Watermelon Vodka Cocktails

27 Watermelon Vodka Cocktails

Here are all of the best Watermelon Vodka Cocktails to try!


  • Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

  • Sparkling Watermelon Punch

  • Frozen Watermelon Mules

  • Watermelon Martini

  • Watermelon Limoncello Collins

  • Lemon-Lime Watermelon Shots

  • Watermelon Vodka Tonic

  • Watermelon Cosmo

  • Vodka Watermelon Coolers

  • Absolut Watermelon and Coke

  • Watermelon Mint Vodka Spritz

  • Spiked Watermelon

  • Watermelon Vodka Soda Floats

  • Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

  • Watermelon Basil Cocktail

  • Whatamelon

  • Boozy Sour Watermelon Slushies

  • Watermelon Bourbon Smash

  • Watermelon Ginger Beer

  • Watermelon Vodka Sour

  • Watermelon Drop

  • Watermelon Blast

  • Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • Giant Watermell-O Shot

  • Watermelon Vodka Soda

  • Watermelon Ginger Cocktail With Pickled Watermelon Rind


  • Choose your favorite Watermelon Vodka cocktail
  • Mix and sip!
Watermelon Vodka Cocktails

I’d love to know how your Watermelon Vodka Cocktails turn out… Let me know in the comments below.

I also made this separate post about 21 Japanese Whisky Cocktails (East Recipes).

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