Watermelon Crush Cocktail

This Watermelon Crush Cocktail is the perfect mixed drink for all your summer fun. Freshly chopped watermelon, watermelon vodka, and Sprite come together to create a sweet, slightly fizzy drink loaded with a bright, summery flavor.

watermelon crush cocktail on a marble counter.

Watermelon is an iconic summer fruit served at parties, BBQs, and celebrations all summer long. We took that idea and ran with it with this cocktail. It’s a glass of bold watermelon flavor that refreshes you and beats the heat with a nice, boozy kick.

watermelon crush cocktail on a marble counter.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses five simple ingredients, and one of them is ice!
  • It’s an easy cocktail that even beginners can me.
  • It’s super refreshing, and full of iconic summer flavor.


You’ll only need a scant handful of ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all quickly and easily at your local grocery and liquor stores.

All the ingredients are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Chopped watermelon
  • Watermelon vodka
  • Sprite
  • Ice
  • Fresh watermelon for garnish

🔪 How to Make Watermelon Crush Cocktail

Making this cocktail is just as easy as zipping off to the store for the ingredients. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps, and after that, you’ll have a delicious, refreshing watermelon treat.

pureed watermelon in a blender.

Step 1: Puree the Watermelon

Add the fresh watermelon to your blender and puree for about a minute. Strain it through a mesh strainer into a bowl or large container and discard the solids.

vodka being poured into a glass filled with ice.

Step 2: Make the Watermelon Crush Cocktail

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Then, pour 4 ounces of watermelon juice into the glass followed by 2 ounces of Sprite and 1/2 ounce of watermelon vodka. Store any leftover watermelon juice in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Step 3: Garnish

Garnish with fresh watermelon and lime slices. Enjoy!


  • Use any fresh fruit and corresponding vodka flavor to create different cocktails.
  • Any lemon-lime pop will work for this recipe.
  • Gingerale gives this cocktail a wonderful flavor.

If you think this fruity cocktail sounds good, then check out our mixed berry cocktail.

🥄 Equipment

  • Dry and liquid measuring cups
  • Blender
  • Cocktail glass
watermelon crush cocktail on a marble counter.

🥫 Storage

This recipe makes one cocktail, so there should be no need for storage. In fact, storing these cocktails isn’t recommended. The Sprite will go flat and the entire taste of the cocktail will suffer.

Serve With

Serve these delicious watermelon cocktails with your favorite summer appetizers or main dishes. They also make a great dessert cocktail with your favorite treats, fresh fruit, or chocolate.

💭 Tips

  • Enjoy this cocktail immediately so the Sprite doesn’t go flat.
  • A fine mesh strainer is the best way to get the most liquid out of your blended watermelon.
  • Chill your glass before making the cocktail for an extra-cold mixed drink.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What flavors go well with watermelon?

Other fruits and a variety of sweet and tart flavors pair well with watermelon. Try honey, citrus, bitters, berries, and salads.

What can I pair with watermelon cocktails?

Watermelon cocktails pair well with savory summer meals like grilled or barbecued meats. They also work well with salads, summer sides, and your favorite dessert. Their fruity flavor makes them an excellent complement to almost anything.

Do you have to remove the seeds from watermelon before juicing?

No, you don’t. In fact, seeded watermelons are better for juicing. The seeds most the pulp through the blades of your blender or juicer and help keep them clean.

How do you choose a ripe watermelon?

Ripe watermelons should have dark, dull skin. They should also have large webbing (the zigzagged stripes on the skin). This indicates that the watermelon was well pollinated and super-sweet.

🍽 More Recipes

Do you enjoy watermelon? Then try these delicious recipes:

🧾Recipe Card

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watermelon crush cocktail on a marble counter.

Watermelon Crush Cocktail

This watermelon crush cocktail is a refreshing, delicious mixed drink with fresh watermelon, watermelon vodka, and Sprite.
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Course: Beverage, Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 153kcal


  • Blender
  • mesh strainer
  • cocktail Glass


  • 1 cup fresh chopped watermelon
  • 1 ½ ounces watermelon vodka
  • 2 ounces sprite
  • Ice
  • Fresh watermelon for garnish


  • Add the fresh watermelon to your blender and puree for about 1 minute.
  • Strain the watermelon with a mesh strainer, into a bowl or large container.
  • Discard solids.
  • Fill your favorite cocktail glass with ice.
  • Pour 4 oz. watermelon juice into your glass, store the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Add 2 oz. Sprite
  • Add 1 ½ oz. watermelon vodka
  • Garnish with fresh watermelon and lime slices


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1912IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

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