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Watermelon Breeze

Menu PartBeverage
watermelon breeze

Bar Manager Austin Sconce

Tankard & Tun


This riff on an agua fresca makes for a refreshing drink to pair with Mexican food. Serve it as a mocktail or add a jigger of tequila, gin or vodka as they do at Tankard & Tun in Seattle. The watermelon cocktail is a welcome alternative to the usual margarita.



½ oz. simple syrup

2 slices cucumber

3 sprigs mint

4 oz. watermelon juice

2 oz. tequila, gin or vodka


1 cube watermelon

1 slice cucumber

1 mint leaf

1 bar skewer


  1. For each serving, combine syrup, cucumber slices and mint sprigs in bottom of cocktail shaker; muddle to crush ingredients.
  2. Add watermelon juice and spirits, if using. Shake to combine and strain into tall 10-ounce glass. Add ice cubes to chill.
  3. For garnish, skewer watermelon cube, cucumber slice and mint leaf; place across top of glass. Serve immediately.

    Photo courtesy of Watermelon Board


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