Honeysuckle Watermelon Cocktail

Honeysuckle Watermelon Cooler

If you were to ask me to describe summer in a glass I would give you a sip of this cocktail. It screams summer. This cocktail reminds me of the spiked watermelon that we used to enjoy during our college days except now I can enjoy it in a glass. Because of course we’re way more refined. That’s it. We’ve also upped the ooh and ah factor by adding our  HOMEMADE HONEYSUCKLE SIMPLE SYRUP. You’re going to want to keep this handy all summer long. You’ll find yourself using this simple syrup in all types of summer sippers (that can be spiked or not.) Sweet tea flavored with Honeysuckle anyone?

Honeysuckle Watermelon Cooler

This is also a great way to use up any extra watermelon OR perhaps that watermelon you picked up that isn’t the sweetest melon you’ve ever scored. Turn it into juice and then make your cocktail (or mocktail, you can easily make this kid friendly by omitting the vodka). Options you know we love them.

Honeysuckle Watermelon Cocktail
Cheers to summer. You know the rules. Be responsible (and invite me over).


Honeysuckle Watermelon Cooler


  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce honeysuckle simple syrup
  • 1 lime wedge
  • fresh mint to garnish
  • watermelon wedge to garnish


  1. Place watermelon juice, vodka, honeysuckle simple syrup, and lime wedge into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake. Strain into glasses (ice optional)
  3. Garnish with fresh mint and watermelon wedge.



  1. 1

    Beautiful, refreshing, and delicious. Trifecta of awesome.

  2. 2

    I know I’d love this, I discovered a honeysuckle vine in our yard and make tea, it was incredible! Pairing it with watermelon sounds so refreshing!

  3. 3

    I know I’d love this, I discovered a honeysuckle vine in our yard and made tea, it was incredible! Pairing it with watermelon sounds so refreshing!

  4. 4

    Love this flavor combination, honeysuckle and watermelon. The perfect drink for a warm day!

  5. 5

    Your photos are stunning!

  6. 6

    I was wondering where the honeysuckle simple syrup was going from your last recipe. Perfect!

  7. 7

    This looks so refreshing. Perfect for summer!

  8. 8

    Love the watermelon flavor you added! Great use of the simple syrup recipe…

  9. 9

    I know nothing about honeysuckle, but this has me wondering why I don’t. This looks like a wonderful summertime drink

  10. 10

    Digging this cocktail and that honeysuckle syrup. Really lovely.

  11. 11

    Ooooh, this looks SO delicious, and you’re right – summer in a glass!

  12. 12

    I was wondering what you’d do with that syrup! This is perfect!

  13. 13

    Sweet, girly perfection! I love this cocktail!!!

  14. 14

    This is such a sweet summer cocktail.

  15. 15

    I was looking for the perfect cocktail for a girls weekend coming up and this is it!

  16. 16

    Oh yum, this looks like the perfect, refreshing, summer cocktail!

  17. 17

    Love this, so gorgeous! Perfect for summer! 🙂

  18. 18

    Could this be any more gorgeous? Almost too pretty to drink!

  19. 19

    I was transported to my childhood with the Honeysuckle Paula. We really don’t have Honeysuckle around here that I’m aware of and I do t know that I knew it was edible. What a divine recipe!

  20. 20

    I have absolutely no idea what honeysuckle tastes like. That’s not good! I want one of these!

  21. 21

    Oh Paula, this looks positively fabulous and refreshing!

  22. 22

    Cheers indeed and I’ll happily take a glass!

  23. 23

    This has me written all over it – I can’t wait to whip some up! Cheers!

  24. 24

    Honeysuckle used to grow wild near my family’s beach house, and I would snag some whenever I passed to suck the sweetness out. This cocktail looks so good — and I love that it brings that little element of nostalgia for me too.

  25. 25

    I can only imagine how amazing these must taste! My honeysuckle is finally blooming too. Must make..

Leave a Reply