Everyone loves watermelon. And is there anything more summery than a cool watermelon drink on a warm day? How about drinking a fresh watermelon cocktail on the porch on a warm day? Poured over ice cubes? Just a little watermelon goes a long way when muddled and mixed with tequila, orange liqueur, and 7UP in this crisp, mildly sweet cocktail. It’s the delicious adult version of an agua fresca.
Orange liqueur comes in a variety of brands, goes by a few different names, and isn’t always orange. In general, it’s just a sweetened alcohol with orange flavoring. Try different varieties, and you’ll start to taste their differences: mild orange flavor, strong orange flavor, hints of spice, sweet, or even a “dry” version.