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Watermelon Gin Punch

Scott Phillips

Servings: eight.

Nothing says summer quite like the fresh flavors of watermelon, lemon, and crisp, cool mint.

Visit our Drinks & Entertainment page for more refreshing recipes for summer punch as well as fun and classic cocktails.


  • One-half small round seedless watermelon (about 3-1/2 lb.), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup 
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint; more for garnish
  • 2 cups Hendrick’s gin


  • Working in batches if necessary, purée the watermelon in a blender or food processor and press the purée through a strainer. You’ll need about 4 cups of juice—it’s fine if there’s some pulp in the juice. Chill.

    Put the lemon juice, simple syrup, and mint in a 3-quart serving pitcher or a punch bowl and mash the mint thoroughly with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Add about 4 cups of ice, the gin, and the watermelon juice and stir.

    Serve in rocks glasses over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.


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  • lovestoeat70 | 06/03/2018

    One other thing. I found that 20 oz of cut up watermelon made 2 cups of juice. Not sure how this recipe asks for 1/2 a watermelon to make 4 cups of juice....but I would plan for a whole small watermelon, minimum.

  • lovestoeat70 | 06/03/2018

    Looking to use the other half of a watermelon, I came across this recipe. Holy cow! This thing is amazing. I made for just myself on a Sunday afternoon (1/4 recipe was two drinks). Will make all summer long for guests.

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