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Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

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Whiskey is typically not my go-to liquor, however, I think I finally found just the right combination for a summer drink! Since watermelon is in season now, we were able to find fresh melon on sale at our local store. We also discovered a new watermelon juice that became a fast favorite. From morning beverages to a cocktail mixer, this new watermelon juice paired perfectly for this cocktail.

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Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

This watermelon whiskey cocktail only needs a few ingredients, and it is important to use a quality bourbon whiskey. I decided to pair this cocktail recipe with I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This particular whiskey has a history of more than 100 years of style and recently returned to the U.S. after close to 30 years abroad.  It is 82 proof with a suggested retail price of $35. This was our first time using it, and I can admit that my husband quickly moved it to the front of our liquor cabinet!

Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

I usually like scotch whiskeys, however, this smooth bourbon whiskey pairs well with sweet mixers. It’s a southern-style bourbon which means it’s a little sweeter on its own. It’s made in Tullahoma, Tennessee, which we appreciate for its authentic distilling. Besides a quality spirit, you will need fresh watermelon and cucumber slices to garnish your drink with.

Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

A watermelon juice and ginger ale round out this simple summer cocktail.

Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail
Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Mix whiskey with watermelon for a refreshing summer cocktail!


  • 1 part of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3 parts ginger ale
  • Splash of Watermelon Juice
  • Sliced watermelon
  • Sliced cucumber


  1. Combine whiskey, ginger ale, and watermelon juice in a tall tumbler with ice.
  2. Garnish with watermelon and cucumber.
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 717Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 157gFiber: 2gSugar: 148gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information should only be used as a general guideline.

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Watermelon Whiskey Cocktail

How do you use whiskey in your cocktails?

Whiskey Cocktail Ideas:

Try this Cucumber Whiskey Cocktail or this Whiskey Soda Cocktail. You will LOVE this watermelon cocktail with vodka if you aren’t a whiskey drinker! 🍉

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