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Watermelon Daiquiri

A frozen, fresh-fruit Watermelon Daiquiri is our drink of choice for the month of August.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Watermelon Daiquiri

Or, even more specifically, on July 19th of 2023, as that is National Daiquiri Day. We had no idea that the cocktail had it's own holiday.

While quite different than the Classic Daiquiri in form (and somewhat flavor), a Frozen Watermelon Daiquri, or Watermelon Slush as some call it, is one of the easiest drinks you can make. That's because most of the magic happens in the blender. You don't need to layer any liquor or use specific types of booze like those in a trademarked cocktail.

In fact, you could even freehand the pouring of the rum to taste like you would when adding salt or pepper to your favorite meal. And, it doesn't even really need to be Summer when drinking one. That said, it certainly is one of the best beach drinks going.

We even occasionally throw some Gummy Bears on a toothpick to garnish it.

A Watermelon Daiquiri freshly made with a lime garnish and straw
The reusable metal straw never gets soggy

How to make a Watermelon Daiquiri

The Ingredients that go into making a Watermelon Daiquiri, including fresh watermelon, lime, and light rum
You already know this is going to be good.

Step One: Get the Ingredients Ready

You will want to start by cutting up some fresh watermelon wedges or chunks. You will also need to gather up your lime and some light rum. We prefer using Bacardi, but you use any light rum for your own cocktails.

A Vitamix container filled with fresh watermelon cubes and light rum
The drink is almost ready

Step Two: Add Watermelon and Vodka to the Vitamix and Blend

These steps are truly straightforward. Take that bowl of watermelon and add it to your blender. Then add your Light Rum. We had a handle hanging around that needed to be used up, so that's what we chose to use here. You, on the other hand, don't need to use Bacardi.

A Watermelon Daiquiri with a lime garnish and gummy bears on a stick
The classiest way we make this cocktail

Step Three: Pour it into a Glass and Garnish

You're almost ready to enjoy. Just make sure you give your drink a fun garnish. We chose Gummy Bears, because why not?

Similiar Cocktails

We're not going to sugarcoat it, we really wanted to highlight a variety of Daiquiris here.

  • Banana Daiquiri
  • Classic Daiquiri
  • Hemingway Daiquiri
  • Pineapple Daiquiri
  • Strawberry Daiquiri


  1. Blender
  2. Ice
  3. Hurricane Glass
  4. Straw


A delightful summer drink.

Ingredient Amount
Fresh Lime Juice 1/2oz
Fresh Seedless Watermelon 1/2 pound
Rum (light) 2oz
Simple Syrup 1 Dash
Garnish Lime Wheel and Watermelon Wedge

Substitute Ingredients & Variations

  • You can substitute the Simple Syrup for Agave, Honey or even a spoonful of Sugar (and thank Mary Poppins for that one).
  • You can substitute the Light Rum for Gold Rum if that's all you have in the cupboard.


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    Gather Ingredients

    The ingredients to make a Watermelon Daiquiri


What type of glass do you pour a Watermelon Daiquri cocktail into?

A Hurricane Glass.