It's the best use of sparkling watermelon juice we've seen.

By Jaime Milan
Updated July 02, 2019

Summer days are for sipping something refreshing—and what could be more refreshing than watermelon juice? A watermelon juice cocktail! Trader Joe’s, one of our favorite stores for unique snacks at bargain prices, just released a cocktail recipe using their sparkling watermelon juice and we’re definitely going to make a big batch of it this weekend!

The store calls the sparkling watermelon juice “a summer’s day in a can,” and the “sweet and sparkling beverage of your warm-weather dreams.” We love this recipe because the not-from-concentrate sparkling watermelon juice has tight, crisp bubbles and zero added sugar. It’s absolutely delicious in this cocktail recipe, or as a mocktail (simply omit the vodka). Plus, the drink is a stunning bright pink color that just screams summertime.

Here’s the recipe according to Trader Joe’s website:

  • ½ cup cubed watermelon, plus a few more cubes for garnish
  • Fresh mint
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 1 can TJ’s Sparkling Watermelon Juice
  • 1 lime, sliced

Muddle watermelon and a few mint leaves in a 2-cup measuring glass. Divide mixture among 2 old fashioned glasses. Fill the glasses with ice. Divide vodka among glasses, top up with sparkling watermelon juice, and stir just until combined. Garnish with a watermelon cube, more fresh mint, and a squeeze of lime. Cheers!

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