Party Panache, Watermelon on the Rocks



and “thank you” to the genius that created the seedless watermelon…

watermelon cocktail

Perfect for popping in a cocktail!

watermelon rum cocktail

Barcardi makes a Grand Melon Rum, for fabulous summer sipping

watermelon cocktail 3

It’s so good, all you need is some ice, and a piece of watermelon or two

rum cocktail

and perhaps a wedge of lime

watermelon on the rocks

These glasses are called “Cool Cocktails” by Libbey.  The round bowl style glass holds a triangular glass perfectly on a bed of ice or “rocks”

summer cocktail

You can also make a slushie

watermelon slushie

To enjoy poolside

watermelon slushie cocktail

Be careful, it tastes just like watermelon!

watermelon slushie 1

One more reason to celebrate Summer!

watermelon cooler

Watermelon on the Rocks

Prep Time 2 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 oz. Bacardi Grand Melon Rum
  • splash of water
  • 1 or more chunks watermelon rind and seeds removed
  • lime for garnish [optional]
  • ice


  • Place rum in a martini shaker with a splash of water and lots of small ice cubes.
  • Shake shake shake and drain into a chilled glass with a cube or two of watermelon.
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime if desired


Blend watermelon with rum and a few ice cubes in a blender to desired consistency
note: add lime juice, or lemon lime soda if desired for either cocktail
Keyword watermelon cocktail, watermelon slushie


If you missed the tutorial on Painting Watermelon, click here


You might also enjoy these watermelon treats

watermelon salsa 1

Watermelon Salsa

nachos with watermelon salsa

Chicken Nachos with Watermelon Salsa

watermelon seed napkin

Watermelon Napkins here

tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

Farmer’s Market Seasonal Chart here

small plastic trays/Olde Time Pottery last summer

Be sure to use paint specifically made for glass like Liquitex Glossies and follow directions to set paint


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

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9 Responses to “Party Panache, Watermelon on the Rocks”
  1. Jodi says:

    yummy and beautiful – will have to try one of those cocktails and the chicken nachos with watermelon salsa!

  2. Lynn says:

    It will be 5 o’clock soon! Happy Friday:@)

  3. Kitty says:

    Happy weekend, Jenna! Thanks for all the watermelon yumminess and the great tutorial.

  4. Judy Pimperl says:

    Looks deliciously refreshing! Pretty, too!

  5. Kim says:

    I love watermelon! I can’t wait to revisit your painting tutorials…thinking napkins this year. 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    Sounds like the perfect summertime cocktail Jenna! Love your fun painted glasses 🙂

  7. Gorgeous! Looks really tasty too. I’m going to pin to try!

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