Welcome to August 3rd on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the juicy deliciousness of the refreshing summertime watermelon, and who doesn't heart watermelon? So here are some watermelon-inspired cocktails, treats and even a few not-so-secret recipes from Irving eateries that are going to make your participation in this summer holiday lots o fun! 

 

Y'all Gonna Make Me Lose my Rind Cocktails

 

Mexican Sugar

Machete Margarita

Sweeten up your summer at Mexican Sugar when you sip on a Machete Margarita made with fresh squeezed watermelon juice.

 

 

The Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge at the Omni Las Colinas Hotel

Summer of Spritz Cocktails - Salted Watermelon Highball

Enjoy this sparkling delight at the Omni Las Colinas at their new Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge... or make your own at home! 

 

Omni

SALTED WATERMELON HIGHBALL RECIPE

  • 1.5 oz. Patron Silver Tequila
  • 2/4 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Finest Call Watermelon Puree
  • 1 oz. Chandon Brut
  • Salt for rim to taste
  • 1 Watermelon slice each

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rim a glass with lime juice and salt.
  • Fill glass with ice and add all ingredients.
  • Roll ingredients into a mixing tin and back into glass.
  • Garnish and serve.

 

Yard House

Salted Watermelon Margarita

Yard House has a wide selection of unique libations including this refreshing little concoction of el jimador silver tequila, cointreau, citrus agave, watermelon purée, and lime with a lightly salted rim. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Po' Melvin's

Watermelvin Margarita

Named after restaurant owner Mel Lemane, this delightful drink is sure to please. Pop into Po' Melvin's for some cajun comfort food to pair with your New Orleans style cocktail or whip it up at home!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WATERMELVIN MARGARITA RECIPE

Mix Together:

9 oz Tequila

6 oz Triple Sec

3 oz Watermelon Pucker

3 oz Sweet & Sour

10 oz Watermelon Puree

 

Two Mules at the Texican Court

Mexican Candy Poptail

You can try the Mexican Candy Poptail at home right now! (recipe below). Tequila (obvi), watermelon and Sprite are punched up with some hot sauce and a Tajin rim. (Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean our mouths can't be on fire.) To temper the cocktail back down, you can take a lick of the mango or lime Pop Factory popsicle stuck right in it.

If you want to check out this watermelon delight at the Two Mules Cantina, you'll have to wait til the end of the week. Heck, why not make it a Summer Staycation and book a "Poptails for a Purpose" Package for the weekend. Two Mules Cantina is open Thursday - Saturday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM! Poptails are available through the end of August.

 

tex

MEXICAN CANDY POPTAIL RECIPE

(Recipe makes one beverage)

1.75 oz. Silver Tequila

.5 oz. Watermelon Liquor

3 dashes of Hot Sauce

2 oz. Sprite

Mango or Lime Popsicle

Tajin Rim garnished with Lime Wedge

Add Tequila, Watermelon Liquor and Sprite into Cocktail Shaker with Ice. Shake and strain into Tajin rimed glass with ice top with (3) dashes of Texican Hot Sauce. Add Popsicle and Lime Wedge Garnish.

 

Wanna be healthy? No need to be melondramatic. Check out these smoothies!

 

Sweet & Juicy Healthy Smoothies at

Nekter Juice Bar

Sip on Watermelon drinks from Nekter Juice Bar - $5 today only.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🍉#NATIONALWATERMELONDAY 🍉 Could there BE a better day?! Time to sit poolside and sip on all the watermelon we can! 💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Celebrate with $5 Watermelon drinks ALL DAY, TODAY ONLY! Choose from our summer favorites👉Watermelon Cooler or Watermelon Berry Smoothie! (16 oz)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Enjoy a sweet & juicy day on us! 😌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, we're proud to be partnering with @watermelonboard 🍉 At participating locations only, while supplies last. 1 offer per customer. Applies to 16 oz juice or smoothie, does not include add-ons. Valid in-app only. #LiveLifeFresh

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Sweet & Spicy - Twice as Nice"y" at

Zero Degrees

Add a little spice to your #NationalWatermelonDay at Zero Degrees!

 

 

One in a Melon Ice Cold Treats

 

TCBY

Wet your whistle at TCBY in the Toyota Music Factory with a refreshingly, sweet swirl of Watermelon sorbet or even try it as a fizz! 

 

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Pop Factory

Pop Factory pops were born out of the tradition and culture of the Mexican-style paletas naturales and are made with 100% all-natural ingredients (whole fruit). They taste just like the ones you loved in your childhood, but there’s a huge difference – the pure, delicious goodness that goes in them. Now, no one will judge if you choose to dip them in chocolate or top them with sprinkles. It's a national holiday after all. 

 

Happy Watermelon eating, drinking and sweet treating day!