watermelon crawl drink

Watermelon Crawl Drink

Originally Posted On July 5, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Our Watermelon Crawl Drink Recipe Will Have You Crawling Home!

Our Watermelon Crawl Drink recipe is a tantalizing cocktail that captures the essence of summer in a single glass. This yummy concoction blends the natural watermelon flavor of watermelon schnapps with the sweetness of Southern Comfort and the nutty warmth of amaretto.

A splash of fresh orange juice and pineapple juice blend together perfectly, creating a refreshing drink that makes you feel as though you should be spending your day at the beach.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a hint of grenadine adds a touch of sweetness, bringing the drink to life with a adding a bit of color to make it really stand out.

making a watermelon crawl

Watermelon Crawl

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This Watermelon Crawl recipe is a refreshing blend of watermelon, citrus, and tropical notes, making it a perfect choice for hot summer days or any occasion where you want a fruity and enjoyable cocktail.


  • 2 oz (59 ml) Watermelon Pucker (Schnapps)
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Southern Comfort
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Amaretto
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Orange Juice
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Garnish with cherries


  1. To make the Watermelon Crawl drink, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz (59 ml) of Watermelon Pucker (Schnapps), 1.5 oz (44 ml) of
    Southern Comfort, 1.5 oz (44 ml) of Amaretto, 1.5 oz (44 ml) of orange
    juice, 1.5 oz (44 ml) of pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine to
    the shaker.
  3. Shake the mixture well to combine all the ingredients and chill the drink.
  4. Next, strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. The strainer will help separate the drink from any ice or pulp.
  5. Garnish the drink with cherries to add a festive touch and enhance the presentation.


Use Luxardo maraschino or fresh cherries for a garnish.

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  • 2 oz (59 ml) Watermelon Pucker (Schnapps)
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Southern Comfort
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Amaretto
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Orange Juice
  • 1.5 oz (44 ml) Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Garnish with cherries
making a watermelon crawl drink recipe

Instructions to Make the Watermelon Crawl Drink:

Step 1: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Step 2: Add the Watermelon Pucker, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine to the shaker.
Step 3: Shake well to combine all the ingredients.
Step 4: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Step 5: Garnish with cherries.
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!

What Does a Watermelon Crawl Drink Taste Like?

This cocktail has a sweet and fruity taste with prominent watermelon flavors hence the name of the drink. The combination of watermelon pucker, amaretto, and fruit juices give it a more tropical profile that makes this a good ‘beach’ drink. The addition of grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and enhances the overall flavor of the drink depending on how much you use.

Bar Tools:

  • Cocktail shaker: Used to mix and chill the ingredients.
  • Strainer: Used to strain the drink into a glass, separating it from the ice and any pulp.
  • Jigger: Used to measure precise amounts of each ingredient.

Watermelon Pucker (Schnapps): Watermelon Pucker is a watermelon-flavored liqueur that adds a sweet and fruity taste to your drinks. Some popular brands include DeKuyper and Hiram Walker.

Southern Comfort: Southern Comfort is a whiskey-based liqueur that’s very sweet with hints of fruit and spice. It adds depth and warmth to the Watermelon Crawl drink. The original Southern Comfort brand is widely available.

Amaretto: Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur that adds a nutty and sweet taste. Disaronno is a popular brand of amaretto.

Orange Juice: If at all possible, use freshly squeezed orange juice because it really makes a difference!

Pineapple Juice: Use unsweetened pineapple juice if you’re using a store bought brand, or better yet use fresh juice.

Grenadine: Grenadine is a sweet syrup made from pomegranate juice that adds some flavor and some color to your drinks.

Watermelon Crawl Drink Share

Drink FAQ:

  • Drink Type: Cocktail
  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • ABV (Alcohol by Volume): The alcohol content of the Watermelon Crawl drink will vary depending on the specific brands and measurements used. However, it is generally considered to be a moderately strong cocktail with an ABV content of around 18%.

Tips for Making This Recipe:

  • Use fresh and high-quality ingredients whenever possible!
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less grenadine.
  • Garnish the drink with Luxardo maraschino or fresh cherries.
  • For a more pronounced watermelon flavor, you can add some real watermelon juice as well.

Glass and Garnish:

Use a highball glass or a Collins glass and garnish the drink with cherries to add a pop of color and a touch of sweetness.

Similar Drinks:

  1. Watermelon Martini: A vodka-based cocktail with watermelon flavors, perfect for those who enjoy a classic martini with a fruity twist.
  2. Southern Breeze: A refreshing combination of Southern Comfort, amaretto, orange juice, and pineapple juice, similar to the Watermelon Crawl but without the watermelon pucker.
  3. Amaretto Sunrise: A variation of the classic Tequila Sunrise, made with amaretto, orange juice, and grenadine, offering a sweet and tangy flavor profile.
  4. Tropical Tequila Sunrise: A tropical twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise, combining tequila, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine for a fruity and vibrant cocktail.
  5. Watermelon Margarita: A summery variation of the classic margarita, made with fresh watermelon, tequila, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness, offering a refreshing and fruity taste.

I hope you enjoy this Watermelon Crawl drink recipe as much as I do, and if you have a minute let me know if you made one for yourself and what you thought of the recipe!

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  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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