Happy National Watermelon Day! Celebrate With 13 Recipes That Are Refreshingly Cool

Good news for watermelon lovers everywhere! National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3, meaning now you have one more reason to indulge in your favorite fruit — as if you ever need a reason. When it comes to refreshing watermelon recipes, your options are pretty much endless. There is so much you can do with the best fruit of the summer besides just cutting it up and eating it. In the mood for a drink? I've got you covered. Want to show off your culinary skills? You can do that with watermelon, too! Here are 13 amazing ways to enjoy watermelon today, and (let's face it) every day.

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Watermelon Feta Salad With Golden Tomatoes And Tarragon

This recipe from A Spicy Perspective looks like summer in a bowl. It’s the perfect salad for a hot, summer afternoon.

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Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail

It’s gin and watermelon, and it’s a delicious way to cool off. A Spicy Perspective shows you how it’s done.

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Watermelon And Tomato Juice Popsicles

A Cozy Kitchen’s popsicle recipe combines two of the best summer fruits, watermelon and tomato. Easy to make and better to cool off with, it’s the perfect way to celebrate National Watermelon Day.

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Watermelon Vodka Rickeys

Is there a better way to cool off in the summer than with a refreshing cocktail? This one from Big Girls Small Kitchen is everything you need for backyard sipping.

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Restaurant-Style Watermelon Margaritas

Let’s just be real here, margaritas are expensive at restaurants. Skip all that fuss, and make one that’s even better at home, thanks to Ari’s Menu.

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Grilled Halloumi Cheese And Watermelon Salad

Cheese and watermelon — what more could you want on a summer day? A Cozy Kitchen will help you out.

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Watermelon Cake

With this recipe by Big Girls Small Kitchen on your side, you can be sure to amaze your friends with your culinary skill.

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Watermelon Peach Slushies

Feel like you’re on a tropical island this National Watermelon Day with these slushies from Brown Eyed Baker.

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Watermelon Peach Caprese Salad

Does it get better than this? Probably not. Celebrate National Watermelon Day in the most delicious way possible by combining your favorite fruit with some mozzarella, peach, and tomato. Thanks, Joy the Baker.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Watermelon And Feta Pico

The perfect, simple dinner to make in the summertime.

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Watermelon Salad With Balsamic Reduction

Because why pay $12 for a sad salad when you could make this beauty yourself?

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Watermelon Lemonade

It doesn’t get more refreshing than this watermelon lemonade from The Brewer and the Baker. Your favorite warm-weather drink just got a seriously cool upgrade.

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Watermelon, Strawberry, And Citrus Sangria

Sangria is the unofficial drink of summer, and you can’t go wrong with watermelon, strawberry, and citrus combined into this one amazing beverage by Joy the Baker.

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