CONTEST – Name this Cocktail

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Let’s do some day drinking.




I’m aware that it’s the middle of the day on a Thursday, but I’m on staycation.  Woot!




Yesterday, I told Chris that I was in the mood.




For a watermelon margarita – get your mind out of the gutter.




So I consulted Martha and started with an adaption of her Watermelon Margarita.  Then I had the most brilliant idea.

I told Chris that I had the most brilliant idea.   His eyes got huge and he looked very very scared.  He said he felt the earth shake during the explosion.




I added spumante.  I just happened to have some in the fridge.  Yes, I know that’s weird.  Chris thought it was too sweet and added some sparkling water.  Perfection.  The problem then became what in tarnation is this thing called? Is it a margarita? A mimosa?  A flirtini?  Beats me.


I pose the question to you.  What in tarnation is the name of this cocktail?  It’s a contest!  Cool!


Enter what name you would call this delicious adult beverage in the comments.  I’ll give an anonymous list of titles to Chris to pick a winner.  That way if Jennifer or Lisa wins you won’t think this contest is rigged. 🙂  All entries must be in by noon EDT Saturday May 30 and the winner will be announced later in the day.


Is there a prize, you ask?  Of course, silly!  The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 Amazon gift card.




Cheers! XO


CONTEST – Name this Cocktail

CONTEST – Name this Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Top and bottom rind and inside of orange - about 1/2 inch sliced off the bottom and top
  • 3 cups (approximately) of cubed seedless watermelon (after blended is about 2 1/2 cups juice)
  • 1 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cups key lime juice
  • 1 lime
  • Spumante - a splash per cup
  • Club soda - a splash per cup


  1. Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan, boil, reduce heat, and remove to a bowl to cool
  2. Blend watermelon and tequila in blender until smooth
  3. Drain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl
  4. Combine watermelon/tequila mixture in a pitcher, add simple syrup and lime juice
  5. Stir to combine
  6. Transfer about 3/4 cup of watermelon mixture to cocktail shaker with ice, shake until cold, pour into margarita glass and add a splash of spumante and a splash of club soda
  7. Garnish with a lime slice and salt if desired
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Adapted from Martha Stewart



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18 Responses to CONTEST – Name this Cocktail

  1. I’m terrible at coming up with creative names.. unless it’s naming a puppy. Lol. This drink sounds scrumptious and looks beautiful. I could use one right about now, regardless of it being mid Thursday afternoon and im not on a stay-cation. As for the name? I donno… Watermelon sunrise? That makes no sense. I told u, I suck. ♡ the above mentioned names are all clever. I vote for any of those! 🙂 Cheers!

  2. This is the best post (& recipe) ever Rachelle!! Sounds like you are having a great staycation (Day drinking on a Thursday? Count me in!) Love all the previous drink name suggestions and I bet Chris has a hard time choosing just one. I think it should be called Damn Good Drink! Just kiddin’, how about Sparkling Watermelon Damn Good Drink! Obviously I won’t be picking out Amazon stuff this weekend but I will be picking out a watermelon at the store. Winning!

  3. Who cares what you call it? When you’ve got something that looks this good, you just need to make it/drink it as fast as possible…and then make/drink another one! Haha! But just to throw my hat in the ring, let’s go with Watermelon Sparkletini. Is it 5:00 yet?

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