Celebrate National Watermelon Day in Tipsy Style!

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Nothing screams summer quite like watermelon, so it’s fitting August 3rd has been declared National Watermelon Day!

Our friends at SVEDKA Vodka, KIM CRAWFORD Wine, and the DREAM Hotels are here to help you celebrate with some fantastically refreshing recipes!

Not only is watermelon a flavor that is universally loved and associated with summer holidays and picnics, but it’s easy to pair with just about any spirit and other fruits, making it ideal for refreshing punches and other cocktails. It also helps that it is easy to juice, muddle, and even use as a convenient vessel for a summer party!

Cheers!

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SVEDKA’s Watermelon Cooler

SVEDKA Watermelon Cooler
SVEDKA Watermelon Cooler

2 Parts SVEDKA Vodka
1 Part Seedless Watermelon juice
.75 Part Lemon Juice
.75 Part simple syrup
Pinch salt
Splash of Soda
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker set. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda. Garnish with watermelon and strawberries.

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SVEDKA’s Watermelon Waterfeller

SVEDKA
SVEDKA’s Watermelon Waterfeller

1½ parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime
1 part watermelon juice
¾ part fresh lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender, adding ½ cup of ice last. Blend until smooth and pour into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and slice of watermelon.

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KIM CRAWFORD’s KIM IN THE SWIM

Kim in the Swim
Kim in the Swim

1 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
1 oz vodka
1 oz fresh juiced watermelon
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon
1 1/2 oz soda water
Dash of grapefruit bitters
Grapefruit peel for garnish
Directions:
Mix first five ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water. Add a dash of grapefruit bitters and garnish with grapefruit peel.

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The Rickey at Dream Midtown’s Weekend in Cabo Cocktail (210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, (646) 756-2054)

Weekend in Cabo
Weekend in Cabo

1 Cilantro Sprig
3 Watermelon Cubes
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave
2 oz. Don Julio Silver Tequila
Instructions:
Muddle the cilantro sprig. Combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into glass. Serve over ice and garnish with watermelon cubes and cilantro sprig.

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