A watermelon spritz is a cocktail made with fresh watermelon juice, limoncello, and prosecco. It’s fruity and sweet with a punch of citrus. The best part is that it’s so easy to make!
Sure, it might be the first day of fall, but I think that is all the more reason to make a Watermelon Spritz and to soak in the last of the warm weather. There is something magical about the last days of summer, and I firmly believe that the sunsets are the best this time of year. So mix up a spritz, head outside, and savor every minute.
This Watermelon Spritz was inspired by my love of spritzes, and by a message that my friend Jenn sent me. She was vacationing in California with her husband and she had a Watermelon Spritz at her hotel and loved it! This really means something since she is usually a beer kinda chick (one of the reasons why we get along so well!).
Obviously, I had to come up with my own watermelon spritz recipe. I experimented a little, and ended up with a simple three ingredient recipe. You just need to mix watermelon juice, prosecco, and limoncello together to make this cocktail.
You can mix up just two spritzes, or you can make a full pitcher. If you want just two, buy a mini bottle of prosecco. To make a pitcher use a full 750 ml bottle. A full pitcher is enough for 8 cocktails.
I couldn’t find watermelon juice at Whole Foods, so I just put chunks of watermelon in a food processor. You could use store bought watermelon juice instead. Sometimes grocery stores do carry it.
Want to try some more spritz recipes? You might want to try a classic Aperol Spritz which has a balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
Or, try a Lemon Spritz which is made with limoncello in place of Aperol.
How to Make a Watermelon Spritz:
A watermelon spritz is a light, refreshing, easy to make cocktail made with watermelon juice, prosecco, and limoncello.
- 3 cups Watermelon Juice
- 3 cups Prosecco (a 750 ml bottle)
- 1/3 cup Limoncello
- 2 cups of Ice
- Optional: Garnish with Lemons and slices of Watermelon
Pour the ice into a pitcher. Add the watermelon juice, prosecco, and limoncello.
Gently stir to mix.
Serve right away.
Or to make two servings, use a mini bottle of prosecco (187 ml), 3/4 cup of watermelon juice, and 1 ounce of limoncello.
Friday 20th of August 2021
Hello, Wondering if you could add a hard liquor to this drink? Like Vodka or Tequila?
Saturday 21st of August 2021
Yes! Limoncello is vodka based so vodka would definitely work. I wouldn't suggest tequila, I don't think it would pair well with the champagne. If you choose to use vodka and not limoncello, you might want to add in some lemon juice.
Monday 14th of October 2019
The pictures of this watermelon spritz are so enticing! This refreshing cocktail definitely hits the spot in summer. I wonder whether I would enjoy it on chilly fall days. Thank you for sharing. I’m so lucky to have come across your blog.
Best wishes, Ann
Tuesday 24th of September 2019
This sounds absolutely delicious!