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Summer is coming! And you’re going to want this recipe! This Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktail cannot be any easier to make. It’s really pretty with the sliced watermelon garnish, and it’s refreshing on a hot summer’s day!
The cocktail is super easy to make because it’s made with a little bit of lychee juice, half a can of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer, and garnished with a thin slice of watermelon, a couple of lychees, and a sprig of mint! The hardest thing about this cocktail is slicing the watermelon thin enough to bend it into the glass, but I’ve got some tips for you below!
This cocktail would be great for a summer bachelorette weekend by the pool. The next time we go to Palm Springs, I am making this drink!
Ready for the recipe? You’ll need a few ingredients including lychee fruit, lychee juice, a small watermelon, mint, and Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor. You also need some bamboo toothpicks or cocktail sticks.
- 2 cans Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor
- ¾ cup lychee juice
- 6-9 lychee
- 1 mini watermelon, 3 thin half slices
- 3 sprigs mint
- Slice three thin half slices of watermelon. They should be thin enough to be able to bend the watermelon slice without snapping it. Add the thin slices to glasses, twisting the watermelon slice into the glass.
- Pout ¼ cup of lychee juice into each glass.
- Prep your lychee skewers with 2-3 lychees on each skewer - enough to fit across the width of the glass.
- Pour ⅔ of a can of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor into each glass, or until full.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.
In order to get that really thin slice of watermelon, be prepared to cut a few practice slices. It needs to be thinner than you think. Mine are also only half slices and it took me half the mini watermelon until I was getting them thin enough, but once I “got” the width they needed to be, I was able to cut the other two perfectly. And, what makes this cocktail so easy is the addition of the Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer in the Watermelon flavor. Just pop open a can and pour!
Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers are Premium Malt Beverages with a delicious blend of crisp refreshing taste and bubbly carbonation with 90 calories per 12oz can* and zero sugar, which makes them the ideal drink for any occasion. (*Average Analysis: Calories 90; Carbohydrates 1g; Protein 0g; Fat 0g.) They have 4.5% alcohol by volume and they come in slim 12oz cans you can take anywhere – perfect for the fridge or the cooler. You can add a little juice, a little fruit garnish and you have a fun and easy cocktail or drink them as is from the can!Use this store locator to find Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers at a store near you, and for more Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer inspiration, check out their social hub.