Nothing tastes quite like summer as watermelon does. August 3 is officially National Watermelon Day and there are plenty of libations here in L.A. to celebrate with. From fruit flavored beer to pretty pink cocktails, check out these six drinks perfect for National Watermelon Day.
One In A Melon at Citizen
In the 90210, you can find Citizen’s One In A Melon cocktail made with vodka, St. Germain, lime, fresh watermelon, cucumber, Petite Cane syrup and soda. We dare you to find a drink more refreshing.
184 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; Citizenbeverlyhills.com; @citizen90210
Wonder Powder at Tavern
For the summer, Tavern recently added several quenching cocktails to their menu including the Wonder Powder. The vacation-worthy drink is made with Selvarey rum, watermelon, strawberry and Chinese five spice cordial.
11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles; tavernla.com; @tavernla
Jane’s Other Addiction at Venice Whaler
Jane’s Other Addiction is a standout watermelon mint mojito from iconic beach bar The Venice Whaler. A local institution since 1944, it was once a hangout for The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Doors and others. The standout cocktail is made with Santa Teresa 1796 rum, fresh watermelon, lime and mint.
10 Washington Blvd., Venice; Venicewhaler.com; @thevenicewhaler
Watermelon Negroni at The Bellwether
The Bellwether puts a summery twist on an old classic. Its Watermelon Negroni is made with house-infused watermelon gin, Campari and Carpano Antica.
13251 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; Thebellwetherla.com; @thebellwether_la
Tampico Sun at Doheny Room
This fruity holiday, soak up the Tampico Sun at Doheny Room. The delicious drink is made with Absolut Elyx vodka. watermelon, soda, lemon, Galliano and bitters.
9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; Dohenyroom.com; @dohenyroom
Melon Cart at Golden Road Brewery
You don’t need a cocktail to celebrate National Margarita Day in liquid form. At Golden Road Brewery, sip on a Melon Cart beer, which is a light, crisp Wheat Ale bursting with watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe flavors, finishing bright and refreshing.
5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles; Goldenroad.la; @goldenroadbrew
Watermelon Mint Lemonade at The Highlight Room
Head over to The Highlight Room atop the Dream hotel for their Watermelon Mint Lemonade. The cocktail is a mix of Absolut Elyx vodka, cold-pressed watermelon, lemon juice and mint to top it off. Don’t just have a glass, grab your friends and order a pitcher for the group.
6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood; Thehighlightroom.com; @thehighlightroom
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