Batch cocktails let you spend time with your friends at a party instead of playing bartender. Sweeten up your summer gatherings with Watermelon Gin Punch.
Sometimes entertaining feels like it can be a lot of work. But it doesn’t have to be if you do as much as possible in advance….and when you have Watermelon Gin Punch on the menu. A cocktail that takes care of all of the bartending duties for me is music to my ears, even more so because it can be made a day ahead of time. Plus creating a specialty cocktail for an event is a great little touch to make your gathering more personal and your guests feel special.
I’m pretty smitten with this punch. But don’t be mistaken; even with this gorgeous rosy pink color, it’s not a super sweet drink. This refreshing mixture of watermelon juice, gin and mint screams all things summer.
Who knew that making your own watermelon juice was so easy? Not me, that’s for sure. Pop it in a blender, strain the pulp out with a fine-meshed sieve, and you are in business. Gin not your thing? Vodka would be fabulous as well. Need a non-alcoholic version? No worries; just omit the alcohol all together.
Watermelon Gin Punch makes your summer entertaining nearly effortless. Cheers to summer, friends and fun cocktails!
Fresh watermelon juice:
- 1/2 of a personal sized watermelon, cut into chunks
- 4 cups fresh watermelon juice
- 12 springs fresh mint
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 2 cups gin
To make the watermelon juice:
- Add watermelon chunks to blender and blend until liquified. Pour juice through fine meshed sieve to remove solids.
To make Punch:
- Add mint to a tall pitcher and muddle to release the oils. Pour in watermelon juice, simple syrup, lemon juice and gin. Stir to mix. Pour over ice and serve.
Keeps in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
We are always a fan of a classic Gin and Tonic Cocktail but don’t stop there~ try one of these other delicious gin drinks.
Watermelon Gin Rickey– The View from Great island
Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail– Garnish with Lemon
Cherry Gin Fizz– She Wears Many Hats
Citrus Gin Sodas– Garnish with Lemon
Rosemary Gin Spritzer– Garnish with Lemon
Need more Summer Cocktail Ideas?