Is that time of the year again! The unofficial start of summer is around the corner, and just because we need to stay at home it doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good cocktail. 

We know that consumers at-home can’t wait to get in the summer spirit; Therefore, to bring consumers a taste of summer, CÎROC is bringing back one of their most exclusive, limited-time offerings. Yes! Back by popular demand, CÎROC Summer Watermelon returns to shelves for a limited time this summer.

The five times distilled vodka is made from fine French grapes and infused with a distinct blend of crisp fresh watermelon. This luxurious vodka can be enjoyed in a cocktail, on the rocks, or simply paired with club soda and a garnish for a light, refreshing tasting of summer.

Whether you’re hosting a virtual happy hour with friends, closing your laptop to start summer Fridays, or brunching at home, CÎROC Summer Watermelon fits any celebration. It is so delicious that it can be the perfect simple cocktail of the season, if not the year! 

CÎROC Summer Watermelon can be found on shelves of local liquor stores around the nation and on Drizly or Reserve Bar. Make sure to grab a bottle before it’s all gone and recreate the recipes below.

Summer Watermelon Spritzer

The ideal simple serve cocktail for when you close your laptop on a Summer Friday.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2oz CÎROC Summer Watermelon
  • 6oz Soda Water
  • Glass: Highball
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Garnish: Large watermelon slice, a sprig of mint, and lime wheel
  • Optional: Splash of fresh watermelon juice

PREPARATION

Add CÎROC Summer Watermelon and soda water into a highball glass filled with ice. Gently stir, place large watermelon slice into the glass and garnish the top with a sprig of mint and lime wheel.

Watermelon Martini

Light and fresh, a Watermelon Martini is hard to resist no matter what time of year. But when the summer sun starts to heat up on Memorial Day, these simple cocktails will be the perfect thirst quenchers. 

INGREDIENTS

  • Salt
  • White Sugar
  • 1 cup of Watermelon Juice
  • 1/4 cup of Vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 tablespoons of Simple Syrup
  • 1 Lime Watermelon chunks for garnish

PREPARATION

Combine salt and sugar and pour it into a shallow plate.  Use a watermelon piece to moisten the rim of two glasses, flip over glasses onto a plate containing salt and sugar to coat the edge with the mixture. Once done, fill the two glasses with ice and set aside. In a shaker, combine the simple syrup with the lime juice, next add vodka, and watermelon schnapps, finally add your watermelon juice and stir the entire mixture. After the mixture is completely mixed, pour evenly into your two glasses, drop in one piece of watermelon into each glass.

Note: The easiest way to make fresh watermelon juice is by placing chunks of seedless watermelon into the food processor and straining through a cheesecloth.