1. Watermelon Bloody Mary
Let's start with breakfast! I enjoy starting my day with fresh fruit, so a watermelon bloody mary sounds like a refreshingly fun way to toast a weekend brunch. Get the recipe at Lauren Kelp.
2. Watermelon Mint Coolers
These watermelon mint coolers are ideal for summer entertaining. I like the idea of serving one virgin pitcher and another with the white rum included, so everyone can enjoy. Get the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.
3. Watermelon Sangria Pops
Another good option for a crowd! Make any poolside party extraordinary with watermelon sangria pops. Get the recipe at Vanilla and Bean.
4. Frozen Watermelon Margarita
Or, for a smaller pool party, I'd serve these frozen watermelon margaritas. The salt and cocktail parasol are optional but strongly recommended. Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.
5. Watermelon Basil Daiquiri
A daiquiri is my favorite summer drink, and it only makes sense to team it up with my favorite summer fruit. This watermelon basil daiquiri combines these two darlings with lime juice, basil, and rum. Get the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.
6. Watermelon and Gin Cocktail
This refreshing cocktail is inspired by the summer farmers market, combining watermelon, cucumber, and basil. Gin and elderflower liqueur bring in extra herbal and floral notes for an extra summery feel. Get the recipe at Holly and Flora.
7. Pineapple Watermelon Cocktail
This vodka cocktail pulls in an element from my favorite watermelon salad: hot pepper. Pineapple, watermelon, and fresh jalapeno sound so good together, I might have to make a spicy salad inspired by it. Get the recipe at Perpetually Hungry.
8. Watermelon Basil Colada
If you're looking to cool things down, try a watermelon basil colada. The creamy cocktail gets a touch of sweetness from coconut butter, honey, and, of course, watermelon. Get the recipe at What's Cooking Good Looking.