#Punch4Everybody: Spiked Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca Punch

This punch recipes combines fresh ingredients with watermelon vodka and tastes like summer in a glass!

Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing cocktail made with juicy watermelon! Try this crowd pleasing punch recipe that’s perfect for Memorial Day and summer parties. (Click through for the recipe to make watermelon mint aqua fresca punch)

Though it’s felt a lot like summer around here (I mean, hello 95+ degree temperatures!), Memorial Day is what most people think of the official start of summer. And nothing is better than a long weekend and a backyard bqq with friends to kick off summer, right?

And because every good hostess enjoys serving a delicious punch, I’ve created the essential summer drink. A watermelon mint agua fresca punch that really tastes like summer in a glass! It’s easy to make and combines fresh ingredients with Smirnoff Watermelon. It’s the perfect punch to serve at backyard parties and Memorial Day barbecues. Punch is my go-to cocktail of choice when serving a crowd because it’s so easy to make and the large batch means I don’t have to worry about making more half way through the evening.

Watermelon vodka with fresh watermelon, mint and lime? Yes, please! Can't wait to try this punch recipe this summer.

Spiked Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca Punch
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon + more for ice cubes / 1 cup fresh mint leaves / 1 lime, thinly sliced / 1/2 cup simple syrup / 1.5 cups Smirnoff Watermelon / 1 cup club soda

Step 1: Puree 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon in a blender until smooth. Strain mixture over a fine mesh sieve and into a large bowl. It’s easiest to do this using the back of a wooden spoon to push the watermelon puree through the sieve. Discard solids and set aside.

Step 2: Place the mint leaves, lime slices, and simple syrup in the bottom of a large pitcher. Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush the leaves and fruit.

Step 3: Top the muddled mixture with 2 cups of the strained, pureed watermelon. Add the vodka and club soda and gently stir to combine. Refrigerate the punch until you’re ready to serve.

Getting ready for Memorial Day (and the official start of summer) by making watermelon ice cubes! Just cut seedless watermelon into 1-inch cubes, place in an ice cube tray and freeze until you’re ready to use them.

Easy Watermelon Punch Hack
Why fill a glass with ice when you can fill it with frozen watermelon chunks instead?

My ice cube hack involves cutting fresh seedless watermelon chunks into cubes that are about 1 inch wide and placing them in an ice cube tray. Pop them in the freezer for at least an hour (or overnight). Take them out when you’re ready to serve the punch. Place about 5-6 cubes in each glass and serve with a small fork or cocktail pick so your guests can enjoy the watermelon after they finish the punch!

This watermelon punch looks so delicious! The addition of watermelon vodka makes it perfect for summer!

Yum! Serve up this spiked punch that uses fresh watermelon, mint and limes at your next summer bbq!

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