It’s hot, summer, and you need a cooling, refreshing drink. That means you need a cocktail with three things: cucumber, watermelon, and mint.

VinePair‘s Cucumber-Watermelon Sipper brings together the best flavors of the season guaranteed to cool you off and chill you out. The Cucumber-Watermelon Sipper has just enough vodka (cucumber vodka, of course) for a daytime drink, enough mint and cucumber to keep every sip bright and lively, and enough fresh watermelon to wash it all down. Also, with a subtle backbone sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’re not missing a thing.


  • 2 ounces cucumber vodka
  • 2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce lemon simple syrup (or .75 ounce simple syrup, and a squeeze of lemon)
  • 6 slices cucumber
  • Mint


Combine vodka, watermelon juice, simple syrup, four to five pieces of cucumber, and a sprig of mint into a stirring glass. Muddle. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a serving glass neat and garnish with a watermelon slice, cucumber, and mint.