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A glass filled with red watermelon juice, rimmed with salt, sits on a white surface. Behind the glass, there is a wedge of watermelon and two lime wedges—a perfect highlight for summer mocktail recipes.

Watermelon Mock-a-Rita

  • Author: Diana Licalzi Maldonado


Units Scale

Salted Rim

  • Lime wedges
  • Sea salt


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon, seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • Watermelon slices for garnish


  1. Salt the rims of the serving glasses.
  2. Blend watermelon until it forms a juice.
  3. Combine watermelon juice, lime juice, salt, and coconut water in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Serve in lowball glasses over ice.
  5. Garnish with watermelon slices.


Adapted from the book book Drinking for Two