We are still living it up over here with everything fresh, fruity and full of Summer vibes! This Watermelon Dreams Cocktail is a refreshing combo of watermelon mint simple syrup, vodka, Prosecco, vanilla, and cranberry bitters for the perfect summer sip!
Watermelon Mint Simple Syrup
The watermelon mint simple syrup is easy to make at home in the height of watermelon season. It is made using pureed watermelon (from fresh using a blender), mint leaves and sugar, simmered and strained. Straining out the watermelon solids results in a beautiful golden syrup that won’t make your cocktail cloudy! The essence of watermelon and a hint of mint remains. This is the perfect syrup to use in a variety of cocktails, or added to Prosecco or champagne for a refreshing summer mimosa!
You can store the simple syrup in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month.
What do I need for this cocktail?
To make the Watermelon Dreams Cocktail, all you need is a shaker with ice and a strainer. This drink can be served in any lowball glass over a large ice cube. Alternatively, you can serve it straight up in a martini or champagne glass if desired.
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Other ingredients needed for this cocktail are fresh mint leaves, cranberry bitters, and vanilla extract.
We used vodka in this cocktail, but it is also great with gin if you are more of a gin drinker.
We hope you enjoy this Watermelon Dreams Cocktail! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Check out some of our other popular summer cocktails below:
- Passion Fruit Cocktails
- Sweet & Spicy JALAPEÑO Pineapple Cocktail
- Piña Colada with Dark Rum
- Blueberry Ginger Mint Frozen Margaritas
- Blackberry Thyme Old Fashioned
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