Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

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This vodka watermelon cocktail is a perfect refreshing summer drink! With only three ingredients and about 125 calories this watermelon drink with vodka is an easy and delicious fresh summer beverage for a party or cookout.

Nothing is better than cool and refreshing homemade beverages to beat the summer heat. This easy to make beverage is like watermelon agua fresca made into a cocktail.

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overhead shot of fresh watermelon cocktail with vodka and lime

To me one of the best things about summer is the fresh summer fruit. And watermelon is about as summery as it gets. You can grow them in your garden, or just pick one up at the grocery store.

watermelon and vodka drink

This fresh summer vodka watermelon cocktail is made from only three basic ingredients, so it is about as easy to make as possible.

How to Make a Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

This easy to make watermelon drink with vodka can be made in about 10 minutes!

watermelon and lime for making a fresh watermelon cocktail

Juice the Limes

First you need to juice a bunch of limes. You want to end up with about 1/4 of a cup of lime juice, which should take 3 limes.

Juicing a lime takes no time at all, just cut the lime in half and squish it onto a citrus juicer. You can also just squeeze them by hand if you don’t have a citrus juicer!

juice a lime for a margarita

I recently helped my in laws clean out their basement and they had the cutest glass citrus juicer, which I took for myself and have been using constantly ever since. It is amazing how many recipes require fresh lime or lemon juice!

Cut the Watermelon

Then you need to cut the watermelon into cubes. This is easiest if you slice the watermelon and then cut the rind off.

slicing watermelon to make a vodka watermelon cocktail

Using a seedless watermelon is a good idea for this recipe. You could pick the seeds out after you cubed the watermelon, but that would make this much less of a quick and easy drink recipe!

measuring the cubed watermelon

Once the watermelon is cubed measure out about four cups of cubes for the watermelon drink. You should have plenty of watermelon left over for snacking on.

Blend the Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

Next put the lime juice, watermelon cubes in a blender and mix them until smooth. Once they are well combined add the vodka to the blender and blend for a few seconds to mix it in. The whole process is super quick and easy!

watermelon in cup

Now perhaps you are wondering about why there is no added sugar. Watermelon is super sweet and I don’t think this drink needs any added sugar. As long as the watermelon is ripe it should make the drink quite sweet.

Not adding extra sugar really lets the flavor of the watermelon shine through. But if you like your cocktails extra sweet by all means add some sugar or some simple sugar syrup.

glass of vodka watermelon cocktail garnished with lime

Suggested Cocktail Variations

If you want to make this a virgin watermelon drink just leave out the vodka. You could also mix it with some ginger ale instead of alcohol, especially if you want to make a punch to serve at a party.

Another great idea is to make this a frozen vodka watermelon cocktail. Either add ice to the blender when you mix it or freeze the watermelon cubes for an hour or so before blending.

watermelon cocktail with watermelon and lime on a tray in background

This light and refreshing watermelon drink with vodka is a perfect for serving on taco Tuesday or making by the pitcher full for a summer pool party. So beat the heat this summer and quench your thirst with this cool watermelon drink.

watermelon drink with vodka and lime
glass of vodka watermelon cocktail garnished with lime
4.44 from 32 votes

Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

Published By Anne
This vodka watermelon cocktail is a perfect refreshing summer drink.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubed
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup vodka


  • Peel and chop watermelon into cubes. Measure out 4 cups of the watermelon cubes.
  • Juice the limes until you have about 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice.
  • Combine the watermelon, lime juice in a blender and mix until well combined.
  • Add the vodka to the blender and mix for a few seconds.
  • Garnish with lime.


If you want to make a frozen cocktail either add ice during blending or freeze the watermelon cubes before blending.
Make this a virgin watermelon drink by adding ginger ale instead of vodka.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Vodka Watermelon Cocktail”

  1. Hi there,
    I like to experiment with my vodka shots and then I was out of ideas to experiment with shots.
    After thinking many combinations I came across your recipe and thought of trying which blew my mind.
    Thank you for such a trick with vodka. Keep sharing more innovative ideas 🙂

  2. I must recommend freezing the Watermelon before you make the cocktails & I’d also like to recommend(I’m in no way a spokesperson but I really just adore this product & at Walmart it’s very reasonable in price)Smirnoff 100% Vodka it’s a blue label and extremely smooth I use it in all my drinks and cooking so enjoy!


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