Cocktail Friday | Watermelon Royal Fizz

Last weekend I stayed at the gorgeous Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, and I was treated to some of the most delicious cocktails I've ever had. One of my favorite drinks was a watermelon cosmo. I'm not usually a fan of cosmos or watermelon, but this drink was truly yummy!

Enjoying buffalo shrimp and a super yummy cocktail on the porch of The Tides Beach Club. With a view of Goose Rocks Beach, this location can't be beat!

I don't think I can recreate the divine watermelon cosmo made at The Tides, but that drink did inspire me to create my own watermelon drink, and I'm so glad it did!

3 oz watermelon juice
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz lemon sour or 1/2 oz lemon juice and 2 tsp sugar
3-4 oz champagne or sparkling wine
lemon slice for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, add watermelon juice, gin, lemon sour (or lemon juice and sugar). Shake well. Pour into ice-filled highball glass. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne or sparkling wine.

This drink tastes like summer and will forever remind me of an amazing weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cheers!

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