20 deliciously sweet recipes you have to make for National Watermelon Day

It wouldn't be summer without watermelon, right?

We've all been there: Jumping out of the pool, dripping wet, biting into a freshly sliced piece, with juice running down our hands and almost up our elbows. It's the quintessential fruit of summer and we could devour it for every meal!

Thursday, August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, aka the holiday of the summer. We know that watermelon-printed everything has made for this summer's hottest trend-- and some parents are going viral for their insanely cute watermelon-dress creations -- but there's no better way to celebrate than by enjoying watermelon the normal way: eating it.

RELATED: 9 surprising health benefits of eating a slice of watermelon every day

Sure, you can slice and chew -- or you can get creative. From watermelon pizza, kegs, hummus or even a homemade watermelon Moscato, we've rounded up the most delicious watermelon recipes this summer has to offer. With summer nearing its end, you might as well get your fill of the fruit now, before it's out of season!

Scroll through to learn all the ways we're enjoying watermelon:

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Watermelon Ice Pops 

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Watermelon Keg

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

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 Watermelon Pizza

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Chocolate Watermelon Pops

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Seagram's Summer of the Spritz

  • 1.25oz Seagrams Watermelon Vodka
  • .75oz Carpano Bianco
  • .75oz Fresh Grapefruit juice 
  • 2 dshs Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters
  • Top with prosecco

Add ice, top with prosecco and enjoy!

Watermelon Salad

You can find the recipe here

Not feeling like cooking? RUZA rose (found on Winc) bursts with flavors of watermelon, rose petal and strawberry, all ready for your next beach party. 

Spicy Watermelon Hummus 

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 Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad from Seasons 52

Watermelon, both refreshing and versatile, can be enjoyed in drinks and salads, blended into soups, or simply eaten off the rind. With shaved red onion, creamy feta and lemon vinaigrette. Compliment any meal with the Watermelon Agua Fresca, prepared with fresh lime and mint.

Mom's Watermelon Moscato 

  • 3 ounces Barefoot Moscato
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Splash lemon juice

Combine over ice, garnish with watermelon and enjoy! 

Watermelon Gin and Tonic

By: Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake

Ingredients

  •  ½ cup diced fresh watermelon, seeds removed
  • 4 lime slices
  •  6 fresh mint leaves
  •  4 ounces gin
  • 1 (8.45 oz) Perrier Watermelon Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

How to make it: In a shaker, muddle fresh watermelon, lime slices and mint leaves. Add gin and fill with ice. Shake well and strain evenly into two glasses filled with ice. Top off each glass with Perrier Watermelon. Add watermelon slices, fresh mint leaves and enjoy!

Watermelon Lemonade

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Grilled watermelon 

Watermelon Gazpacho

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Watermelon Cake

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Watermelon and Shrimp Tostada

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Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

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15. Watermelon Jello Shots

You can find the recipe in the video. 

Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 cup seedless Watermelon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

Directions: In a small pan add water and sugar then bring it to boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved,then set aside to cool. Puree watermelon in batches and place in a large bowl. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice and mix well. Place in a 13×9 dish,cover and place it in the freezer until firm. Puree frozen mixture before serving.

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After all, it's one of the healthiest fruits out there, so there's no stopping us now.

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