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This alcoholic fruit punch is the perfect drink for dinner parties. Vodka-soaked watermelon is mixed with Champagne, ginger ale and orange juice.

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IngredientsServes: 20

  • 1/2 big watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 (700ml) bottle vodka or to taste
  • 1 (750ml) bottle Champagne
  • 1 (1 litre) bottle ginger ale
  • 1 (1 litre) bottle orange juice
  • ice as needed

MethodPrep:15min ›Extra time:2hr soaking › Ready in:2hr15min

  1. Soak the watermelon in vodka for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add water melon and all the other ingredients, to your desired proportions into a punch bowl.
  3. Mix and serve. Top up when required with equal proportions of each ingredient.

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Subak Hwachae (Korean Watermelon Punch)

Subak hwachae is a Korean traditional fruit punch! Play around with different fruits and drinks, and enjoy refreshing Korean hwachae this summer!

I have to admit, there&rsquos no sweet concoction that I dislike. But, I&rsquom especially partial to fruit desserts. Here, I&rsquom introducing hwachae, which is a Korean traditional fruit punch that&rsquos commonly made with various fruits and sweet drinks and served as a dessert or snack. Hwachae made with watermelon (subak) is a summer favorite!

There are many variations of Korean hwachae, and some are even made with edible flower petals or grains such as barley or rice cakes. Traditionally, the base drink is water sweetened with honey, syrup, or sugar, or liquid from soaking dried fruits such as omija (magnolia berry) or edible flower petals. Today, it&rsquos common to use carbonated drinks and fruit juices.

I made it here with ginger ale, but Sprite or 7 Up would work well too. I also added a little bit of Korean drinking vinegar made with black raspberries(bokbunja) to add color, acidity and, of course, another layer of flavor. You can substitute it with pomegranate or cranberry juice.

Fruit options are endless! I added some deliciously ripe honeydew in addition to watermelon.

If you want to make it really fancy, add some rice cake balls, which aren&rsquot hard to make. In this recipe, I&rsquom sharing a simple recipe for rice cake balls.

Play around with different fruits and drinks, and enjoy Korean hwachae this summer. It&rsquos easy, refreshing, and full of summer flavor!

Watermelon Party Punch is the perfect easy cocktail recipe for your summer BBQ! Made with vodka and wine, this party punch is like watermelon sangria only better!

What goes in Watermelon Party Punch?

All the good stuff! This punch is full of:

  • 3-4 cups of watermelon juice
  • Vodka - plain or melon flavored (or even citrus vodka)
  • Lime Juice
  • Midori (midori is melon liqueur and perfect when paired with watermelon)
  • Wine - either white or rosé

But, you ask: this has wine in it. Doesn't that make this actually a Watermelon Sangria? The answer is. sort of? I think of sangria as something that's mostly wine with fruit soaking in it. This is mostly juice with wine in it. But it's kind of like sangria. and all party punch!

If you're looking to make an alcoholic party punch for a crowd, look no further than this Watermelon Party Punch recipe. It's the best!

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To make this adult Watermelon Punch:

Start by cutting about &frac13 of the top of a watermelon off and hollow out the inside, saving the watermelon. I found an ice cream scoop is ideal for this purpose.

The watermelon you scoop out needs to be put through your food processor or blender to get out as much of the juice, as possible. Put that through a strainer to properly remove the large chunks and any seeds that might be floating around.

Into that hollowed watermelon, you will add:

  • Pineapple juice
  • SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka. Distilled From Grain. 40% Alc/Vol. The Smirnoff Co., Norwalk, CT.
  • Sparkling water
  • Your strained watermelon juice

Quick tip: To keep your watermelon from scooting around or tipping over, roll up a dish towel and wrap it around the base of the watermelon.

I serve my punch with fresh mint leaves from our garden and little ice cubes made with watermelon juice. I also use mini mason jars as the cups to keep the portion sizes down. And besides, everything is cuter when it is mini. For sure.

This watermelon punch is a crowd favorite. Vodka cocktails seem to always be crowd pleasers and Smirnoff is a quality vodka at an accessible price point. I need that for party recipes! And, for single serve times, the Smirnoff Ice is a great option! Just chill the bottles and serve. Or, of course, put those watermelon ice into a cute glass and pour a bottle on top. Yum!

Watermelon Punch Recipe

This Watermelon Punch recipe makes the perfect summertime cocktail! With fresh pureed watermelon, lemon-lime soda, watermelon flavored rum, and vodka, it’s a refreshing grown-up beverage we make for cookouts all summer long.

Watermelon Punch Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad or Beer Marinated Grilled Porterhouse Steak. I’ve never made the steak for a cookout, but it would be great if you were hosting another couple.

This Watermelon Punch recipe is the basic recipe. It will need to be adjusted depending on the size of your watermelon.

Texture Preferences

The rum punch will have a frothy texture, similar to sherbet punch. If you are anti-froth, you can strain the punch if you like.

I love the frothy consistency, but Lt. Dan hates anything with a foamy texture, so sometimes I strain it… If I’m feeling sweet. *wink*

Don’t stress on Independence Day this year.

Prep your dishes and beverages ahead, then have a tall refreshing glass of 5-Ingredient Watermelon Rum Punch with your loved ones!

Summer Watermelon Punch

This centerpiece-worthy punch combines the refreshing sweetness of fresh watermelon with the sophisticated herbal notes of gin and green Chartreuse. It presents beautifully, tastes terrific and lets everyone nosh on the boozy fruit left over once the punch is gone.

You’ll need a melon baller, a blender, a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth, and a ladle.

Make Ahead: Ideally, you should make Stage 1 of this punch at least 3 hours before serving it, to give the fruit time to get cold this way, the chilled empty shell and fruit will provide the chilling mechanism for the punch. If you don’t have the time to freeze the melon balls, add large ice cubes or a block of ice at the end. If you’re taking this punch to a picnic or cookout, the least-messy transport option is to carry the infused melon balls inside the melon and transport the rest of the punch in bottles. You can pour it into the empty watermelon shell once you have the hull set in its serving spot. For a faster and streamlined option, see the VARIATION, below.


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Tested size: 20 four-ounce servings


For Stage 1: Cut open the watermelon at the top, making it large enough so you'll be able to scoop out the melon inside and use the empty watermelon shell as a high-walled punch bowl. Scrape any red flesh left in the "lid" into a large bowl and reserve the lid.

Use the small end of the melon baller to scoop out 40 to 60 watermelon balls place these in a separate bowl. Scrape out the rest of the fruit and add it to the large bowl (with flesh from the lid). If you have space in your freezer, put the “lid” back on the watermelon hull and store the whole hull in the freezer, or at least refrigerate.

Working in batches, puree the watermelon flesh in a blender and blend to the consistency of a thick slush, then use a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth to strain out any solids, reserving the juice as you go. Continue until you have 7 cups of juice. Reserve any leftover fruit for another use (or use it to make more melon balls).

Combine 2 cups of the watermelon juice, 1 cup of the gin, 1/2 cup of the green Chartreuse and the 1/4 cup of sugar in a deep bowl, stirring until the sugar dissolves, then pour the mixture over the melon balls. Freeze or refrigerate for 3 or 4 hours, until well chilled.

Remove the melon hull and the melon balls from the freezer. Ladle the melon balls back into the melon hull, reserving the leftover infusing liquid.

For Stage 2: Position the chilled watermelon hull with melon balls where you intend to serve the punch.

Pour the remaining 5 cups of watermelon juice, 2 cups of gin, 1/2 cup of Chartreuse, 1 cup of lime juice and the reserved infusing liquid from the melon balls into the chilled melon hull, stirring to incorporate. Top with the tonic water and stir gently.

Drop the lime wheels inside, so they float on the surface. If the watermelon hull or melon balls don't seem cold enough, add some ice cubes, as needed.

Serve in punch cups. Store any extra punch in the refrigerator to top off the melon throughout the party.

VARIATION: Soaking the melon balls in the juice and spirits gives them a depth of flavor that contrasts with the final punch. But if you’re in a hurry or want to streamline the recipe, skip the infusion stage. Simply carve out the melon balls, reserve them and make the punch as described in Stage 2.

Why Do We Love the Watermelon Cocktail Vodka Punch?

To explain why we love this Watermelon Cocktail Vodka Punch, we need to go back to the beginning and tell you why the world loves the Cosmo. The classic Cosmopolitan is an easy cocktail with a long history. It achieved the height of its popularity in the 1990s with the show &ldquoSex and the City.&rdquo The pink-hued Martini was a favorite of the characters on the show.

According to Gary Regan, who authored a highly researched and revered book called &ldquoThe Joy of Mixology,&rdquo and other books and articles about liquors and mixed drinks, the original Cosmopolitan was created by bartender Cheryl Cook. She developed the original formula in 1985, while she was working at the bar called The Strand in Miami&rsquos South Beach. For her creation, she used citrus-flavored vodka, a splash of triple sec, a drop of lime juice, and a splash of cranberry which gives the pretty recognizable pink color, and topped with a curled lemon twist.

Today&rsquos watermelon vodka cocktail is an alternative version of the classic Cosmo that takes using fresh, all-natural ingredients to a new level. Watermelon is as red as the fruit gets, and its flavor takes you to a warm tropical place. It not only makes the drink refreshing, because watermelon has high water content, you get maximum hydration at the same time. Just don&rsquot report us to the FDA with that statement. :) Close your eyes, have a sip of this watermelon cocktail vodka punch, and you can almost feel the white sand under your feet.

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Other favorite watermelon recipes

Over the years, we’ve shared quite a few favorite watermelon recipes:

So many wonderful ways to make watermelon a part of your summer fun! So refreshing and always perfect for a pool party, BBQ or picnic – and it doesn’t always have to be fresh slices of watermelon. Watermelon can be enjoyed in so many forms!

Watermelon Punch

You’ll start by balling a watermelon. Fill a large punch container about one third of the way with the small bite sized balls.

Next you’ll add a whole bottle of chilled sparkling grape juice, a half bottle of chilled sparkling pink lemonade, and a half bottle of chilled lemon lime pop. Using a wooden spoon, give the punch a stir to incorporate everything.

Serve with a fun straw because sometimes a stripey straw makes punch even more fun to drink. Keep a big spoon nearby to spoon in some watermelon from the top of the punch.

This punch would make a great party drink. You could even make an adult version by dubbing out the sparkling grape juice for good ol’ champs! Brunch cocktail, anyone?!

What creative things are you doing this summer?
We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

A Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail Punch

This watermelon cocktail punch is perfect for a summer cookout! Made with simple ingredients and tequila, it’s sure to cool you down!

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. As soon as watermelons hit the stores, I snag a few! Not only are beneficial to your health, there are also so many amazing recipes you can make with watermelon, sweet or savory! This cocktail is an easy, sweet watermelon cocktail punch that everyone will love. It’s perfect for a summer gathering and BBQ!

How to Pick Out the Perfect Watermelon

We go through a lot of watermelon in our house and I’ve gotten good at choosing a watermelon! Yes, I’m the one knowing on the watermelons at the store!

  • A ripe watermelon will have a creamy yellow resting spot on it. Called the field spot, where it rests on the ground. You want a watermelon with a yellow spot (not white) this means it ripe.
  • The watermelon should sound hollow.
  • A ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size…
  • The brown

How do you make watermelon juice?

  • Slice a whole, seedless watermelon and remove the rind.
  • Add the slices into a powerful blender and puree until liquid.
  • Place a cheesecloth in a strainer and place over a bowl. You can also use a fine mesh strainer, but I still like to add cheesecloth over it for a very fine strain.
  • Pour the watermelon juice into the strainer and let the juice drain into the bowl.
  • This will remove all of the thickness from the watermelon and leave you with a fresh juice!
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

How to Make a Watermelon Cocktail Punch

  • To make a watermelon cocktail punch, pour watermelon juice into a punch bowl.
  • Make a simple syrup by adding 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a saucepan and simmer until the sugar is melted, let it cool.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients (recipe below) and stir.
  • Slice half of a watermelon in slices to garnish the punch.
  • Add the ice and watermelon slices right before serving.
  • Serve with a ladel and enjoy!

What else can I do with watermelon juice?

Watermelon is a very versatile fruit. It can be used in savory or sweet dishes. Great fro cocktails or appetizers!

  1. Make watermelon ice cubes with watermelon juice – So easy, just pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
  2. Make watermelon popsicles – we love these watermelon tequila pops!
  3. Watermelon ice cream floats!
  4. Watermelon lemonade is great for summer!
  5. Serve it with a splash of vodka and club soda.

Quick tip – you can also use rum instead of tequila for a watermelon rum punch!

Watermelon Recipes

If you like watermelon as much as we do, try some of these fun recipes!

What are the benefits of eating watermelon?

Watermelon is a healthy fruit. It’s high in water content, but still delivers

  • Keeps you hydrated, which is always good when drinking alcohol.
  • Contains antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Lower inflammation
  • Great for skin and hair!

If you make this watermelon cocktail punch, let us know by leaving a comment and review below! Also, tag us on social @sugarandcharm! Cheers!

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