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Get Ready To Up Your Summer Cocktail Game With Watermelon Vodka

This sounds refreshing!

Summer might not be here just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning new recipes to try out at your backyard BBQs.

And of course, no summer party is complete without some adult beverages — especially when they feature one of the season’s most refreshing treats: watermelon!

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Now, thanks to SKYY vodka, it’ll be easier to enjoy that sweet summer flavor in your favorite drink with their newest vodka, Sun-Ripened Watermelon. Not only does it taste like watermelon, but it is made with real fruit!

SKYY says you’ll notice the watermelon aroma as soon as you open the bottle, and while you could just drink it straight up, they also offer some cocktail suggestions. Check out the easy-to-follow recipes below, and if you’re feeling adventurous, serve them in this watermelon drink dispenser!

Watermelon Rosé Spritz

1 part SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

1 part aperol

3 parts sparkling rosé

1 part soda or tonic water

Glass: large wine or spritz

Garnish: melon balls, lime wheels and cucumber ribbon

Build in a large wine glass over ice. Garnish with watermelon balls, lime wheels and a cucumber ribbon.

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Summer Salad

1.5 parts SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

.75 parts lemon juice

.75 parts simple syrup

3-4 basil leaves

1 strawberry

Glass: double Old Fashioned

Garnish: cube of feta cheese wrapped in a basil leaf

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add ice and shake. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil leaf.

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Watermelon Shandy

4 parts ale

2 parts lemonade

2 parts SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

Glass: pint

Garnish: watermelon wedge

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Not a vodka fan? Fear not! Captain Morgan has also launched a watermelon-flavored rum, and there’s always the super-simple option of making watermelon champagne.

Will you be trying SKYY’s new watermelon vodka?