Tis’ the season for refreshing cocktails using watermelon! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits and can be spiked, sliced, and even blended into the perfect cocktail… who knew one fruit could be so versatile?

Here are some Watermelon Cocktails all around NYC with included recipes for you to enjoy, create, and refresh with at home! Happy National Watermelon Day!

Top of the World: Served at Spyglass in NYC


Saint Germaine


Watermelon Juice

Method: Shake Aperol, St. Germaine and Watermelon Juice in shaker with ice. Pour and top with prosecco.

Frisky FlingServed at PH-D Rooftop Lounge  at Dream Downtown

1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Ginimage008

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

3 1-inch Cubes of Watermelon

2 Cucumber Slices

TT Sparkling Sake

Method: Combine gin, juice, syrup, watermelon, and cucumber slices. Muddle and shake with ice. Pour and top with sparkling sake.

Thai Watermelon MartiniServed at The Skylark

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2 Thai Basil Leaves

3 watermelon chunks

.5 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

2.5 oz. Tito’s Vodka

Method: Shake with Ice, fine strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with 2 Spiked Watermelon Cubes and a Thai Basil Sprig

The Water Tower: Served at the W Downtown NYC

Water Tower 3-1Bianco Vermouth

Fresh Watermelon Juice


Method: Muddle and shake with ice and pour into a collins glass.