15 Luscious melon cocktails you should sip before summer is over

Melon is one of the true tastes of summer. Experience the juicy flavors of your favorite melons one last time before the cold of autumn comes.

1. Dragon fruit, melon and rosemary vodka chiller recipe

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Sweet and crisp Santa Claus melon is blended with the kiwi-like flavors of dragon fruit and muddled rosemary in this delightfully offbeat vodka chiller.

2. Vegan watermelon mojito recipe

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With agave simple syrup in lieu of sugar, freshly puréed watermelon and a punch of fresh mint, this vegan watermelon mojito is a seriously refreshing summer sip.

3. Honeydew melon Bellini recipe

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Chilled prosecco and half a honeydew melon make this honeydew melon Bellini a refreshing change from the boozy brunch classic.

4. Melon rumballa recipe

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Featuring the big three of melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon), a melon rumballa is both a cocktail and a snack.

5. Basil-watermelon caipirinha recipe

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In this sly twist on Brazil’s national drink, a basil and watermelon caipirinha honors the esteemed cocktail’s traditional flavors as a drink but can also be sneaked into a neighborhood picnic as an innocent fruit salad. Only you will know that the fruit salad is made of Cachaça-soaked watermelon.

6. Boozy cantaloupe slushie recipe

Sweet cantaloupe gets a kick of bitterness from Campari and freshness from mint to create an adult slushie perfectly suited to sipping while relaxing on the deck with the gals.

7. Cantaloupe-melon martini recipe

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Instead of breaking out the melon baller for your next cantaloupe, break out the blender, and make yourself some of these cantaloupe-melon martinis made with vodka and melon liqueur.

8. Watermelon cocktail keg recipe

Tropical coconut and watermelon is obviously a great cocktail combo, but the real showstopper here is serving it up in your own DIY watermelon cocktail keg.

9. Melon gin and tonic recipe

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Honey-kissed melon gets an adult makeover with the addition of juniper berry flavor in the form of gin in this melon gin and tonic.

10. Watermelon and jalapeño cocktail recipe

Give your watermelon cocktail a bit of a Southwest kick with the addition of fresh jalapeño.

11. Melon sangria recipe

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Grape pomace brandy, sweet Italian wine and honey are added to balled honeydew, watermelon and cantaloupe for a sangria that is as beautiful as it is refreshing.

12. Watermelon-coconut cocktail recipe

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The perfect drink for those hot summer days, this irresistible watermelon-coconut cocktail is low in calories, rich in nutrients, boosts hydration — and can work wonders for your hangover.

13. Minty melon cocktail recipe

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These striking minty melon cocktails are made for slow-sipping summer evenings on the porch.

14. Fresh honeydew-ginger mojito recipe

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In this breezy riff on the classic Cuban cocktail, honeydew and a spike of spicy ginger syrup make these honeydew-ginger mojitos an amazing way to beat the heat.

15. Grilled watermelon mint julep recipe

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Throw down some watermelon pieces with those hamburgers and hot dogs the next time you fire up the grill for a smoky mint julep you’ll be drinking all night.

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