Ginger-Lime-Watermelon Beer Cocktail

Here’s a recipe that’ll give you the sweet and simple taste of summer, Ginger-Lime -Watermelon Beer Cocktail.

For this recipe, you’ll want a lager like Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s Taco Truck or their namesake lager brew, or NA options like Athletic Brewing Company’s Mexican-Style Atlética or Golden. 


  • 1 ½ cups seedless watermelon, diced small 
  • 2 cup water, divided 
  • ½ – 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice 
  • 32 oz Light or light-flavored beer 
  • ½ cup Ginger-Honey Syrup
  • Mint sprigs for garnish 
  • Ginger-Honey Syrup 
  • 1 cup honey  
  • 1 cup water 
  • 4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled/chopped 


  1. Make Ginger-Honey Syrup: Combine honey, ginger and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil so honey fully dissolves. Remove pan from heat and allow to steep/cool at least 30 minutes and up to a day. Strain out ginger and transfer to a clean glass jar. Will keep in fridge for a month. 
  2. Blend watermelon and 1 cup water 10-20 seconds until puréed. 
  3. In a pitcher/large jar, mix watermelon juice, lime juice, ½ cup Ginger-Honey Syrup and beer. 
  4. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.