Watermelon Cooler Cocktail Is All the Summer You Need

Watermelon Cooler

Summer is slowly but surely making its way (depending on your current location). Sure as ever, that means quite a few things: short shorts, naturally bronzed skin, rooftop lounges, and inevitably a good cocktail in hand.


Basically, summer means all that time you spent in the gym to look good for those short-shorts is officially shot to hell, as you barbecue and booze your way right back to your winter weight. But that's okay -- anything and everything will be okay, just as long as you're holding a cocktail. 

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That's why we couldn't be more thrilled that Genese DeBeaux, Monarch Rooftop Lounge's executive mixologist, let us in on everything necessary to make their ultra tasty and refreshing summer sippin' cocktail -- Watermelon Cooler.

With the watermelon garnish, you'll feel far less guilt while you're serving these up. Not to mention, the guilt tends to fade the more you have, anyhow (or so we keep telling ourselves).  

But, you decide for yourself after you've had a sip of summer. Here's the recipe! 

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Watermelon Cooler


  • 3-4 watermelon slices
  • Mint sprigs
  • 1.5 oz vodka 
  • Splash of Apple Pucker
  • .5 oz coconut water 
  • .5 oz lime juice 


1. Muddle watermelon and mint sprigs.

2. Add vodka, Apple Pucker, coconut water, and lime juice.

3. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

4. Add watermelon slice for a garnish.



Image via Oleg March/Monarch Rooftop Lounge

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