July 19th is National Daiquiri Day and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing watermelon-infused cocktail? A traditional daiquiri is extremely simple to make and consists of only three ingredients: white rum, lime juice and sugar. While traditional daiquiris are delicious, the addition of fresh watermelon turns this classic cocktail into a refreshing summertime beverage.
To make the recipe, you will need to begin by making your own simple syrup from watermelon juice and sugar. Start by muddling a few pieces of watermelon until it becomes a soupy pulp. Strain the watermelon mixture and then add in the sugar until it is dissolved. To finish, combine the simple syrup with white rum and a splash of lime juice. The end result is a tangy, yet refreshing cocktail that is perfect for celebrating National Daiquiri Day.