Champagne and watermelon cocktail

December 20, 2019 (Last Updated: December 18, 2019)
Champagne and watermelon cocktail

Champagne and watermelon cocktail

Serves: 4 - 6
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 750ml (3 cups) fresh watermelon juice (see recipe for instructions)
  • large handful ice cubes, crushed
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) tequila
  • squeeze fresh lime juice
  • 375ml (1. cups) Champagne
  • watermelon wedges, to garnish
  • basil leaves, to garnish
  • lime slices, to garnish



To make watermelon juice, blitz the flesh of ½ a small watermelon in a blender until smooth. Strain the pulp through a fine-mesh sieve. Reserve the strained liquid and divide among 4 – 6 Champagne coupes.


Top each glass with the crushed ice, then divide the tequila, lime juice and Champagne among the glasses. Garnish each cocktail with either a watermelon wedge, a few basil leaves or a lime slice. Serve immediately.

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