Watermelon Sparkler is a simple, refreshing cocktail that is ideal for any gathering, from BBQs to wedding receptions. It’s ridiculously easy to make and pairs with anything you can think of!

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Ok you guys. I need a cocktail.

I realize I am saying this very early in the morning, but I’ve kind of had a crappy past 24 hours. Yesterday was one of the biggest epic fail cooking days I’ve had in a lonnnnggggg time. When the first little thing went wrong, I remember saying to myself, “ok that’s your one, Meg. It’s all uphill from here.”

If only I knew… 

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Instead I had burgers explode on me, fruit expired seemingly overnight, ingredients that I desperately needed got lost to the abyss that is my fridge, and I spilled too much beer to even say aloud. Each attempt I made at correcting a mistake or moving onto another recipe was met with more failure. Needless to say I was a huge ball of frustration and hopelessness come 4:30pm yesterday afternoon.

So I went to the gym and pounded out one of the best runs of the month. Plus weights and I even got a little shopping in on the way home. The reset button was almost pushed in completely, until I walked through the door and remembered the pile of dishes I had waiting for me…

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Apparently when you are screwing up recipes all day, you create even more dirty dishes than normal. Such fun. Very wow.

Back to this whole, I need a drink idea…

A watermelon sparkler… Yep that should just do the trick for me today. It’s just a stupid simple recipe, and it is just as refreshing as biting into a slice of watermelon. Except it’s nice and bubbly, and there’s vodka in there. Not just any vodka of course… Circa vodka. Talk about an upgrade, right?

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A long, horrid 24 hours aside, after one of these babies (don’t worry, I’ll wait until happy hour) I know I’ll feel right as rain and ready to get back on the horse again.

Just pray to the cooking gods that today is a little easier for me, mmkay?

*much love*

P.S. did I happen to mention that I’m blogging over at thebar.com too? They have bonkers amounts of cocktails over there people. Check it OUT.

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Watermelon Sparkler

Yield: 1 cocktail

Light and refreshing, just the right cocktail to kick back with on a summer day.


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/3 cup watermelon juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Soda water
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1.  In a shaker filled with ice, shake the vodka, watermelon juice and lime juice together until cold.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with soda and garnish with mint leaves.