We think that gin, watermelon, cucumber, and soda water are just meant to go together. Get ready to quench your thirst and cool down with the ultimate summer sip – the watermelon cucumber spritz! This delightful concoction is like a splash of pure bliss on a hot day. Just imagine the crisp, refreshing taste of watermelon meeting the cool, invigorating essence of cucumber. Thoughts on if we should make this into a summer popsicle? Be sure to check out the suggested pairing at the bottom!

how to make a watermelon cucumber spritz


watermelon juice :

  • 1 C watermelon, chopped 
  • ½ C cucumber, peeled and chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

cocktail :

  • 1 ½  oz gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice 
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz watermelon juice
  • soda water, to top


To make the watermelon juice, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until the solids are completely juiced. Send liquids through a tea strainer and set aside.

To make the simple syrup, combine equal parts of sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool. 

In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and watermelon juice with ice. Shake until chilled. Fill the final glass with ice. Double strain the cocktail into the final glass, and top with soda water. Garnish with a watermelon slice or cucumber ribbon.

Cin Cin!

watermelon cucumber spritz
ingredients for watermelon cucumber spritz


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Our favorite soda water brand, BY FAR, is Spindrift. It’s made with real fruit juice and no funny business. Just look at the difference in ingredients and you will see for yourself. Use the lime flavored one in this cocktail and you got yourself a fantastic pair.

suggested pairing for a watermelon cucumber spritz

We think that the refreshing and earthy taste of the watermelon cucumber spritz would go really well with the zesty flavors of lemon greek rice. Savor each sip and bite as this exquisite pairing transports you to a mediterranean paradise, tantalizing your taste buds with every refreshing and tangy sensation. Indulge in the ultimate combination of flavors, where the spritz refreshes and the rice dazzles, bringing a touch of summer bliss to your palate.

watermelon cucumber spritz


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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