Fourth of July might be one of my favorite holidays. For years I’ve been traveling to the midwest to spend time with my wife’s family on their boat. As someone who never grew up on the lake, I didn’t really understand that “lake life” until I experienced it first hand. And let me tell you, it’s an absolute blast. Warm weather, endless bbq, and delicious cocktails.

This year, I will be bringing a new summery cocktail creation to the lake from my friends at BACARDI. This deliciously refreshing rum cocktail is called the Summer Watermelon Cooler and it’s sure to be a hit. Try the recipe below:

Watermelon Rum Cocktail Recipe

The BACARDÍ Summer Watermelon Cooler is a thirst-quenching cocktail made with the award-winning base spirit of BACARDÍ Superior white rum, watermelon juice, grapefruit soda, plus blueberries and lime to garnish, offering you the perfect drink to beat the summer heat. This cocktail will boost your Independence Day spirit, as you kick back with your friends and family to celebrate the fourth!


  • 1.5 oz BACARDÍ Superior
  • 0.75 oz Watermelon juice
  • 2 oz Grapefruit soda
  • Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish

Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.