Name This Cocktail, Win a Watermelon Keg

Name This Cocktail

 

Important Update: We’ve got a winner – Hold the Rind! Check out the blog post for more info.

If you’re subscribed to our email list, you likely know about our Summer Cocktail Series. If you haven’t seen it, then I’ll just give you a brief rundown: for the remainder of this summer, we’re going to be highlighting different cocktails, and telling you everything you need to make them – ingredient lists, tools needed, preparation instructions, and so on. Thus far, we’ve highlighted Mojitos and the Tom Collins. This week, we’re doing something different. Are your creative juices flowing? We hope so…

Earlier this week, we made the delicious Watermelon cocktail that you see above. The only issue is, we don’t have a good name for it. So we’re letting you decide.

Name this cocktail

 

To submit your idea, you can head over to Survey Monkey, Tweet at us, or comment on either our Facebook post or the picture of the cocktail on Instagram. But don’t rush it. You only get one submission. And before you decide, be sure to check out the full recipe and preparation instructions below.

Ingredients
1.5 Cups Vodka (Your Favorite Brand)
1 Cup Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour Cocktail Mixer
1 Watermelon
1 Seedless Cucumber
10-12 Mint Leaves

Tools Needed
Blender
Large Strainer
Large Spoon
Chef’s Knife
Watermelon Keg Kit
Tovolo Perfect Ice Cube Tray (Optional) 
Highball Cocktail Glasses

Preparation Instructions

1. Cut off the top of your watermelon, and be sure to save the top.

Cutting the Top of the Watermelon

 

2. Core out the flesh, and set it aside in a bowl.

Coring the watermelon flesh

 

3. Assemble your Watermelon Keg.

Building the Watermelong Keg

4. Puree watermelon flesh and a half cucumber, then strain to 3 cups of the watermelon juice. Add the juice, vodka, and Lemon Sour mix into the watermelon and stir for 10-15 seconds. 

Puree the Watermelon Flesh

 

5. Cut the other half of the cucumber into thin slices.

Cutting the Cucumber

 

6. Add the mint leaves and sliced cucumber into the watermelon for garnish at the top of the mixture.

Mint and Cucumber for Garnish

 

7. Add 3-5 perfect ice cubes into each glass, dispense the drink from your keg, add a cucumber wheel and a few mint leaves for garnish, and enjoy!

The Final Product

 

Like your cocktails on the sweeter side? Try muddling a bit of mint and cucumer with simple syrup into each glass before dispensing, or add a shot of Peach Schnapps.

If you’re serving the drink outside all day, you may start to see the ingredients separate. If this happens, simply remove the top, and give it another stir for about 15 seconds, and you’ll be good to go! 

Now, that you know what it takes to make this delicious cocktail, it’s time for you to give it a name. Remember, you only get one try.

To submit your idea, you can head over to Survey Monkey, Tweet at us, or comment on either our Facebook post or the picture of the cocktail on Instagram.

Make sure your entry is in by next Friday, June 12 by 11:59p EST. Good luck!

 

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Caleb Houseknecht

I'm the Social Media Organizer and Content Writer at KegWorks. When I'm not blogging about beer, cocktails, and spirits, I'm usually reading, watching movies, playing music, or spending time with family.

36 Comments

  • Anthony June 5, 2015 @ 9:30am

    Cool Melon

  • Anthony June 5, 2015 @ 9:31am

    Summer Splash

  • Brad Wareing June 5, 2015 @ 9:32am

    In the instructions above, I missed the part about adding the vodka and sour mix.

    • Caleb Houseknecht June 5, 2015 @ 10:39am

      Hey Brad,

      Thanks for pointing that out! We missed that part by accident. It is added in there now, under step #4. Thanks again for telling us!

  • Mark Goehring June 5, 2015 @ 10:03am

    For the name for this drink, I would go with “Summertime Mojito”

  • William Ross June 5, 2015 @ 10:27am

    Pool side summer delight

  • Patrick Gadut June 5, 2015 @ 11:08am

    “Sandia-licious”

  • John Helms June 5, 2015 @ 11:13am

    Watermelon delight

  • Ephiram June 5, 2015 @ 11:33am

    Slow summer sashay

  • RG Glaser June 5, 2015 @ 12:00pm

    Drink looks great! I would submit the name: “Watermain”

  • Sour matermelon cooler June 5, 2015 @ 12:48pm

    Need to make this

  • Craig Hollingsworth June 5, 2015 @ 1:13pm

    The Tipsy Melon.

    Or,

    Crazy Ivan’s Fruity Surprise

  • Wayne June 5, 2015 @ 1:31pm

    Melon Smash

  • Marianne O June 5, 2015 @ 1:37pm

    Sweet Melon-Ade

  • marina castillo June 5, 2015 @ 2:12pm

    Love this drink, light yet refreshing.
    It should be named. ..”.SUMMER BREEZE”

  • thomas bishop June 5, 2015 @ 2:30pm

    can i call it “Lemo-melon Splash”

  • Dave Ball June 5, 2015 @ 2:31pm

    “Mojito Sandia”
    (sandia is watermelon in Spanish)

  • KERRY L SCHEUMANN June 5, 2015 @ 2:34pm

    cumbermelon

  • Jeff June 5, 2015 @ 2:48pm

    Shady Day

  • Δαρλαγιαννης Νικόλαος June 5, 2015 @ 3:48pm

    Pink cool

  • Deborah G June 5, 2015 @ 5:30pm

    My drink name is “Magic Melon”

  • mash-melon June 5, 2015 @ 6:02pm

    Mmmmm mash-melon

  • Rick June 5, 2015 @ 6:59pm

    Summertime Soother

  • Bill Ayotte June 5, 2015 @ 8:03pm

    Twisted Watermelon

  • Tracy Ayotte June 5, 2015 @ 8:07pm

    Summer sweetness

  • j.almont June 5, 2015 @ 9:39pm

    Melon-water

  • Jim C. June 6, 2015 @ 12:06am

    While this isn’t exactly the easiest or quickest cocktail to make….my submission would be…wait I will use the submission site!

  • Jerry W June 6, 2015 @ 4:13pm

    Name it Summer balcony sunset breezer

  • Corey W. Feldon June 6, 2015 @ 4:46pm

    Reading through the ingredients and seeing the finished product brought one thing to mind… Summer Breeze!

  • Summer Solstice June 7, 2015 @ 10:05am

    Watermelon, mint and cucumbers….ah the beginning of summer

  • Morreen hiward June 8, 2015 @ 10:21am

    This should be called, bikini beach punch. It makes you want to sit by the beach.

  • Peach June 8, 2015 @ 12:39pm

    WaterMelon Crawl

  • Melanie June 8, 2015 @ 2:44pm

    “Sour Melon Smash”

  • Brett June 9, 2015 @ 10:30am

    Seed Spitter

  • Vicki June 10, 2015 @ 11:03pm

    “melonicious”

  • Cind June 11, 2015 @ 10:57pm

    Hmmm. Melancholy Ade …. Haha, Melon(colly) Aid – helps depression! Doesn’t all alcohol?

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