A Watermelon Vodka Cocktail for Warm Weather Nights

Watermelon sugar high.

By Bridget Chambers
cheers - toast with wine - summer dinner party, fresh veggies, helene henderson -malibu farm

Watermelon just tastes like summer. And although those warm weather nights might be coming to an end, this cocktail will keep things feeling cool and carefree any time you need to bottle up those summer vibes. Our watermelon vodka cocktail recipe is the perfect addition to any outdoor (or indoor) gathering. Chef/owner Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm introduced us to this cocktail at a gorgeous dinner party she hosted this summer, and we’ve been hooked ever since.

Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Recipe

When entertaining guests, having one specialty drink that is easy to prepare is always a good idea. Not only does it set the overall vibe for the evening, but it’s an easy way to bring together a dinner party theme and make it feel more thoughtful (when it actually only took you five minutes to whip up!) Plus, these ingredients are fresh, seasonal, and blendable, creating the ideal cocktail for the heat.

This recipe was part of the menu at our Malibu Farm Dinner Party at Helene’s house. Get the other recipes and read the full story here! And scroll on for the recipe card to this refreshing watermelon vodka cocktail recipe…

Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

Serves 1

This Watermelon Vodka Cocktail is the perfect summertime refresher. Simply shake all ingredients together and pour!

By Camille Styles

5 minutes



  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz agave
  • 1.5 oz fresh watermelon juice


  1. Shake and double strain into rocks glass.
  2. Garnish watermelon ball and basil sprig.

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