The award for summer’s most popular fruit? Watermelon—by a landslide. The trick to ingesting more watermelon all season long? Spike, scoop and juice it into blush-pink cocktails.
Watermelon’s sweet flesh marries well with most spirits. Rum, gin, tequila—even cachaça wants in on the melon action. So go ahead and give the people what they want: Thirst-quenching watermelon coolers that beg to be drunk dockside, beachside or afloat in any large body of water.
This article originally appeared on Liquor.com.