Spice up Your Wet Bar (and Your Sex Life) With This Watermelon Crush Cocktail

Celebrate spring with this tasty, tequila-based drink that also acts as an aphrodisiac.

Watermelon cocktail recipe

According to a study by Texas A&M University, watermelon delivers “Viagra-like” effects.” So if you’ve got a big date, try your hand at making the Watermelon Crush, a delicious, tequila-based aphrodisiac cocktail from New York-based certified sommelier and chef Shana Wall

It’s the perfect amount of kick—and watermelon and honey—for toasting the return of warm weather.


Prep time

10 min.

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 4 chunks of watermelon (muddled)
  • 1 watermelon wedge (for garnish)
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup (see below)
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 basil leaf (chopped in a chiffonade)

For the honey syrup: Put two parts honey and one part water in a small saucepan. Simmer and stir until the honey is completely dissolved.

In a small bowl, muddle the watermelon. Place the tequila, honey syrup, and lime into a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice. Shake well.

Fill a glass with ice and add the muddled watermelon to it. Pour the tequila mixture from the shaker into the glass.

Sprinkle the chopped basil inside. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.