Trader Joe's Watermelon Juice Cocktail Is Peak Summer
Summer days are for sipping something refreshing—and what could be more refreshing than watermelon juice? A watermelon juice cocktail! Trader Joe’s, one of our favorite stores for unique snacks at bargain prices, just released a cocktail recipe using their sparkling watermelon juice and we’re definitely going to make a big batch of it this weekend!
The store calls the sparkling watermelon juice “a summer’s day in a can,” and the “sweet and sparkling beverage of your warm-weather dreams.” We love this recipe because the not-from-concentrate sparkling watermelon juice has tight, crisp bubbles and zero added sugar. It’s absolutely delicious in this cocktail recipe, or as a mocktail (simply omit the vodka). Plus, the drink is a stunning bright pink color that just screams summertime.
Here’s the recipe according to Trader Joe’s website:
- ½ cup cubed watermelon, plus a few more cubes for garnish
- Fresh mint
- 4 oz. vodka
- 1 can TJ’s Sparkling Watermelon Juice
- 1 lime, sliced
Muddle watermelon and a few mint leaves in a 2-cup measuring glass. Divide mixture among 2 old fashioned glasses. Fill the glasses with ice. Divide vodka among glasses, top up with sparkling watermelon juice, and stir just until combined. Garnish with a watermelon cube, more fresh mint, and a squeeze of lime. Cheers!