Watermelon Liqueur – Recipe

Watermelon Liqueur

Sherri Brooks Vinton


  • 4-5 lbs watermelon -> 1 qt pureed watermelon
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 qt vodka
  • 1 lemon juiced


Make simple syrup

  • Bring water to boil
  • Add sugar
  • Stir to dissolve
  • Set aside to cool completely

Make Liqueur

  • Combine syrup, puree, lemon juice in a large bottle or jar
  • Cover and set aside for 5-7 days, stirring daily. After the 5th day, check for flavor
  • When done, strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids
  • Keeps for up to 1 year.


Serving suggestions:
Serve chilled over ice
Serve chilled with a splash of seltzer
Get creative with a martini shaker!
Adapted from Put 'em Up

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