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Cocomero al Fresco: an Ode to National Watermelon Day

Cocomero al Fresco: an Ode to National Watermelon Day

It's National Cocomero Day, amici, and what better way to celebrate than with a crisp cocktail featuring this seasonal delight! Whether you're hosting friends or kicking back to enjoy a cocktail under the sun solo, our Cocomero al Fresco will not disappoint.



  • Watermelon
  • 3/4oz Simple Syrup
  • 1oz Gin
  • 3/4oz Cappelletti Aperitivo
  • 3/4oz Lemon Juice
  • Ice
  • 1oz Soda Water
  • Garnish (we love fresh lemon or mint!)



  • Cut watermelon into 1" cubes
  • In a shaker, combine 4 pieces of watermelon and simple syrup. Muddle them together.
  • Add to the shaker the gin, cappelletti aperitivo, and lemon juice
  • Fill shaker with ice and shake
  • Fill wine glass with ice
  • Strain mixture into wine glass
  • Top with soda water and gently stir
  • Add summertime garnish of your choice