Photo: Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails

As a nod to Honeysuckle Farms, we used Mississippi's Cathead Honeysuckle Flavored Vodka.

Southern Living JULY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 20 Minutes


  • 8 cups seeded and cubed watermelon (about 1 [6-lb.] watermelon)
  • 1 cup honeysuckle vodka*
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soft drink
  • Garnishes: lime slices, diced watermelon, fresh mint leaves


1. Process watermelon in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice; discard solids.

2. Stir vodka and next 2 ingredients into watermelon juice. Add ice, and top with soft drink; gently stir. Serve immediately.

*Light rum or plain vodka may by substituted.


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