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Watermelon Vodka Cocktail recipe
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Watermelon Vodka Cooler

You seriously want this delicious & refreshing Watermelon Vodka Cooler in your life this summer! The secret?? Fresh watermelon chunks marinated in vodka and simple syrup for days!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cocktail
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • For Watermelon Chunks
  • Watermelon chunks
  • Vodka
  • Simple Syrup*
  • For Watermelon Vodka Cooler
  • Ice
  • Watermelon chunks
  • Vodka
  • Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker
  • A small squeeze of fresh lemon or lime
  • Club soda or sparkling water


  • For Watermelon Chunks
  • Cut fresh watermelon into cubes and place into a bowl.
  • Top watermelon with 75% vodka and 25% Simple Syrup until all watermelon pieces are immersed.
  • Store covered in your refrigerator, 1 day or up to a week until ready to use.
  • For Watermelon Vodka Cooler
  • Fill a tall glass half with ice (I use a 13 oz glass for this).
  • Spoon in about 1/2 cup of the watermelon pieces.
  • Add in 2 oz vodka (more or less depending on your preference and glass size used)
  • Add in 2 oz of the Watermelon Pucker, followed by a quick squeeze of lemon or lime (just a spritz).
  • Stir.
  • Top with club soda or sparkling water, some mint and a straw.
  • Repeat!


Depending on how much watermelon you cut up and if you use it all on the same day, add some of the reserve liquid from that into your drink as well...So good! You may need a bigger glass! Enjoy!
To make simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water, heat just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.