Watermelon Pucker Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Watermelon Pucker is a fun and fruity cocktail that's perfect for summer parties or just relaxing by the pool. It's a relatively modern cocktail, with its origins in the 1990s when flavored liqueurs were becoming popular. The cocktail is a favorite among those who enjoy sweet and fruity flavors, and it's a great choice for those who are new to cocktails and want something that's easy to drink.

How Watermelon Pucker Tastes?

The Watermelon Pucker is a sweet and fruity cocktail, with a strong watermelon flavor. It's also slightly tart, thanks to the addition of lime juice, and has a refreshing, light finish.

Interesting facts about Watermelon Pucker

  • The Watermelon Pucker is named after the watermelon-flavored liqueur that's used in its recipe.
  • Despite its sweet flavor, the cocktail is relatively low in calories, making it a good choice for those who are watching their weight.
  • The cocktail is often served in a highball glass, but it can also be served in a cocktail glass for a more elegant presentation.


Watermelon Pucker liqueur

The star of the show! With its 1.5 oz providing just the right balance of sweet and tangy, the Watermelon Pucker liqueur gives this cocktail its signature melon kick. Not using it? That's like making a PB&J without the peanut butter! But if you're feeling adventurous, swapping for Midori will swing you to a more honeydew melon profile.

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Lime juice

Why 1 oz? Because we're walking the tightrope between sweet and sour here—any less, and the watermelon won't pucker up, any more, and you'll be making the 'sour face' yourself. Lime plays the crucial role of adding zest and balance. Skip it, and the cocktail goes flat faster than a soda in the sun. For a change, lemon juice can step in, but it'll be a softer citrus hug rather than a lime's zippy squeeze.

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Club soda

Those 2 oz are there to add sparkle without stealing the spotlight—think the best supporting actor in a bubbly form. It lightens the mix and makes each sip as refreshing as a plunge in a cool pool. Leave it out, and it's just not a party. Tonic could be an understudy here, but expect a drier, slightly bitter twinkle in your glass.

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Recipe. How to make Watermelon Pucker Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour the Watermelon Pucker liqueur and lime juice into the glass.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • For a more intense flavor, you can muddle a few pieces of fresh watermelon in the bottom of the glass before adding the other ingredients.
  • For a frozen version of this cocktail, blend the ingredients with ice until smooth.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled seafood: The fresh, bright flavor of lime in the cocktail compliments the smokiness of grilled prawns or calamari.
  • Fruit platters or salads: Fresh or slightly acidic fruits such as pineapple or mango could pair well with the sweet, melon notes of the cocktail.
  • Light cheeses: A young feta or goat cheese provides a creamy contrast to the drink's liveliness.

Main courses

  • Light summer pasta: A pasta with a lemony olive oil dressing or fresh herbs could mirror the freshness of the drink.
  • Grilled chicken: The char on the chicken will balance nicely with the sweet and tart nature of the Watermelon Pucker.


  • Sorbet: Particularly lemon or lime flavored, will continue the refreshing theme.
  • Vanilla-based desserts: Can offer a sweet, creamy balance to the cocktail's tartness.

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What you could change in Watermelon Pucker

  • If you can't find Watermelon Pucker liqueur, you can substitute it with any other watermelon-flavored liqueur.
  • If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, you can reduce the amount of liqueur and increase the amount of club soda.

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Spicy Watermelon Pucker

  • 1.5 oz Watermelon Pucker liqueur
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 2 oz Club soda
  • 0.5 oz Jalapeño simple syrup

Recipe: Follow the original recipe, but add 0.5 oz of Jalapeño simple syrup before topping with club soda. Taste: Prepare for a little tango on your tongue—sweet meets heat!

Watermelon Pucker Martini

  • 1.5 oz Watermelon Pucker liqueur
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Vodka

Recipe: Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Taste: Ready to dress up? It's a more elegant affair, with a solid nod to tradition and a bit of extra kick from the vodka.

Frozen Watermelon Pucker

  • 1.5 oz Watermelon Pucker liqueur
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 cup Crushed ice

Recipe: Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste: This frosty delight will have you skiing down watermelon slopes with its slushy, refreshing texture.

In case you forgot basics how to make Watermelon Pucker

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Watermelon Pucker

What type of taste does Watermelon Pucker Cocktail offer? Is it sweet or bitter?

The Watermelon Pucker Cocktail offers a fruity, sweet taste with a hint of tartness due to the addition of lime juice.

Is there any non-alcoholic substitute for Watermelon Pucker liqueur?

A non-alcoholic watermelon-flavored syrup could be a substitute, however, it will not have the same depth of flavor as the liqueur.

How can I make a variant of this cocktail if I don't like the sweet taste?

You can adjust the sweetness by reducing the amount of Watermelon Pucker Liqueur and increasing the amount of club soda or lime juice.

What food pairs well with this cocktail?

Light appetizers, such as a cheese platter, or desserts, like a fruit tart, would pair well with this cocktail.

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