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Watermelon Punch: A Refreshing Summer Recipe

watermelon punch
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What goes better with a hot summer day than a ripe, juicy watermelon? Get the most of your summer fruits with this delicious, refreshing watermelon punch.

Get ready to bust this beverage out at backyard BBQs, on lazy days by the pool or on picnic dates. This delicious summer beverage tastes best when using organic and locally grown watermelon, so head to your nearest farmers market and support your local growers

Here are some tips for picking the best possible watermelon for your punch: 

  • Look for one that is heavy and uniform in shape: the rounder and heavier a watermelon, the sweeter the flavor.
  • An orange field spot indicates that the flavor will be strong and fresh, while a white field spot indicates less taste because the watermelon isn’t ripe yet. 
  • Use one of our seven ways to find out if a watermelon is ripe.
  • Large webbing patterning on the outside means watermelon is sweeter. 

How to Make Watermelon Punch

Serve your watermelon punch over ice.
Serve your watermelon punch over ice.
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If you’re looking for an eye-catching presentation, use the hollowed-out watermelon as a vessel for your punch. This is a great idea for garden parties, backyard BBQs and summer potlucks with friends. This refreshing watermelon punch recipe can be made child-friendly or with a boozy twist. We’ve included instructions for both variations below. 



  1. Add watermelon chunks and mint leaves to a blender and blitz until smooth. 
  2. Stir in lime juice, strawberry syrup, and sparkling water OR vodka and sparkling wine.
  3. Pour into the hollowed-out watermelon, and serve over ice. 

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