5 cocktails to get you ready for National Melon Day

National Melon Day is Sunday, Aug. 14, and we’ve rounded up some of Miami’s best melon-inspired cocktails to get you ready.

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1. The Continental’s Bump & Grind

What’s in it: Espolón Blanco and smoky mezcal, fresh watermelon, mint and all-spice dram.

Where to get it: The Continental, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

2. NaiYaRa’s Ko Lanta Cooler

What’s in it: High West Silver Whiskey, cucumber, lemon, watermelon.

Where to get it: 1854 Bay Rd., Miami Beach

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3. Isaac Grillo’s Afrodite

What’s in it: Afrohead Briland 07, lime juice, simple syrup, watermelon puree, basil leaves.

Where to get it: ask for it at Repour Bar, 1650 James Ave., Miami Beach

4. Sugar Factory’s Watermelon Martini

What’s in it: Grey Goose vodka infused with watermelon jolly rancher flavors. 

Where to get it: Sugar Factory, Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

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5. DIY: Midori Melon Mint Cooler

What’s in it: 2 ounces of Midori Liqueur, 1/2 ounce of DeKuyper Creme de Banana liqueur, 1 ounce of cucumber juice, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 8 mint leaves.

How to make it: Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice; shake and strain into a tall glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of cucumber. 

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