Nothing reminds me more of great summer memories than the Mermaid Water Cocktail recipe. Some call it the “Tipsy Mermaid” and other’s call it “Summer Trash” but it’s all the same ingredients! It’s a refreshing mix of Rum, Watermelon White Claw, Pineapple Juice, Blue Curacao and Lime Juice. It’s a gorgeous blueish green color and a light refreshing flavor that’s perfect for warm weather.
I don’t think it gets any better than a fresh cocktail during the summer. I don’t care if I’m by the pool, out on our front porch or by the lake, it’s simply better with a cocktail. You don’t have to go somewhere, where they’ll over charge you for a drink, you can make a delicious cocktail at home.
With just a few bartending tools, your Mermaid Water cocktail will be a special drink that you’ll love. You can even make a large batch by doubling or tripling the recipe. For added fun, serve your Mermaid Water in a fish bowl cocktail glass. Or a large mason jar also works well!
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How To Make Your Mermaid Water Cocktail
If you don’t already own a home bartending set, it has all of the tools you need to make cocktails like a professional bartender. You’ll need to measure your liquids, mix and stir for the Mermaid Water. Other than that, you just need to decide what to serve your drink in!
Does It Matter What Type Of Alcohol You Use?
Yes! If you want the blueish color, you need to stick with the Blue Curacao. You also want to use light rum instead of a dark rum so you don’t cloud the cocktail. Don’t be afraid to use whatever alcohol you have, even if it’s bottom shelf. You’ll be mixing the drink, so top shelf won’t matter as much. Use any flavor White Claw you prefer, watermelon just does the best, in my opinion.
If you’re looking for even more of an island flavor, you can substitute the white rum for banana rum! It’s slightly heavier, but just as refreshing.
What Type Of Appetizers To Serve With Mermaid Water
You can’t have cocktails without some snacks. I love serving a few appetizers to really compliment the tropical flavors of the mermaid water cocktail. Try serving fresh fruit with a marshmallow fruit dip or a fruit salsa with homemade cinnamon pita chips. Think about light and refreshing appetizers that are sweeter versus savory.
How To Make A Large Batch Cocktail For Parties
Double or triple the recipe using a large glass pitcher. If you’re making this for a party, and want to prepare it ahead of time, don’t add the White Claw until right before serving. You don’t want to use the bubbles of the seltzer by having it flatten in the refrigerator. Just stir, refrigerate, and add the White Claw later.
What You’ll Need To Make It:
- White Claw Watermelon Seltzer
- Pineapple Juice
- White Rum
- Blue Curacao
- Fresh Lime Juice
Step-By-Step Directions To Make Mermaid Water Cocktails
Combine the pineapple juice, blue curacao, lime juice, and rum in a mixing container such as a small pitcher and lightly stir.
Pour in the White Claw and give a light stir, but not too much as you don’t want to flatten it.
Serve your Mermaid Water Cocktail with ice, a lime slice, pineapple slice, or maraschino cherries, if desired, and enjoy!
- 1 Can White Claw Watermelon Seltzer (12 ounces)
- 3 Ounces Pineapple Juice
- 2 Ounces Rum
- 2 Ounces Blue Curacao
- 1 Ounce Lime Juice
1- Combine the pineapple juice, blue curacao, lime juice, and rum in a mixing container such as a small pitcher and lightly stir.
2- Pour in the White Claw and give a light stir, but not too much as you don’t want to flatten it.
3- Serve with ice, a lime slice, pineapple slice, or maraschino cherries, if desired, and enjoy!
To make a large batch, double or triple the recipe. Do not add the White Claw until right before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.