The Cocktail Diaries: Watermelon-Mint Cooler

The Cocktail Diaries: Watermelon-Mint Cooler

When the temperature in AZ is stuck between “pizza oven” and “lava” it’s a good time to test a new favorite cocktail recipe… 


  • 2 c. watermelon puree (spin chunks for a few seconds in a blender)
  • 2 oz. Vodka (or more if you prefer)
  • ¼ c. Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 10-12 mint leaves



Gently slap 8 mint leaves (to release their fragrant oils… and any of your tension) and muddle in the bottom of a pitcher with the vodka. Add the watermelon puree and lime juice and stir well to combine. Serve over ice and garnish with the remaining mint leaves and a watermelon wedge. Serves 2.


Use a melon baller to make watermelon spheres and freeze them to use in place of ice. It won’t water down your drink and it looks *fancy*



  • Rim a martini or margarita glass with your favorite chili-lime salt for a little zing.
  • Sub out the mint for basil and 3 muddled strawberries per glass for an herbaceous twist.
  • Does your watermelon taste bland? Add ¼ c. of simple syrup to your drink.
  • Arizona twist: add ¼ c. prickly pear syrup to the mix for added sweetness and an extra dose of color.
  • Change up your glassware to create different presentations. This drink is a poolside treat in a highball glass but becomes an evening sipper in a coupe.

We hope you enjoy this cooler, let us know what you think!  And stay cool in the summer heat and wear your sunscreen! (Your mom told us to say that)

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Christine is the Communication Director at Lucid Agency, with a focus on internal communication and public relations. Christine is a proud ASU alumnus with B.S. in Marketing from W.P. Carey School of Business and a minor in Art History from the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. She enjoys combining the varied natures and influences of her education in her work and loves to debate word choice on the merits of connotation VS denotation, if anyone wants to take her up on it.

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