These fresh watermelon cocktails use fresh, seasonal fruit plus a hit of your go-to spirit for a deliciously fruity finish. Grab a blender and mix up a few batches before guests arrive. Then, pour and garnish with a watermelon wedge for a Instagram-worthy drink your friends and family will love.
Watermelon & Salt Bar
While it’s popular in the South, many people haven’t tried watermelon and salt yet -- and May is the perfect month to give it a whirl! Set up a watermelon bar complete with slices of fresh, seedless watermelon, plus a few seasoned salts. Encourage guests to grab a slice and add a pinch -- cayenne-seasoned salts as well as salts seasoned with mint, lime or even rum are great choices to bring out the sweetness of your melon.
There’s nothing easier than these “pops.” Simply cut seedless watermelon into triangular pieces, the cut a small sliver in the rind. Next, insert a thicker popsicle stick into that cut-away -- voila! Instant watermelon “pop” ready to grab and go.