(JL) — Watermelon is having a big moment this summer. And, who couldn’t resist this sweet and juicy treat? This is also one of the best time to enjoy it, too. According to Watermelon growers, the fruit is typically ripe when picked in August or September.
So, if you are looking for a way to celebrate the season with this delicious fruit — here are five ways to show your love:
This summer, a refreshing summer cocktail will do the trick. While vodka and watermelon have always been a splendid pair, liquor companies are taking that relationship further with watermelon-flavored spirits. Ciroc debuted its limited-edition Summer Watermelon Vodka earlier this season.
Prefer non-alcoholic beverages? Watermelon water is also trending, with brands like WTRMLN WTR introducing a cold pressured juice watermelon drink, infused with electrolytes, and made with fresh watermelon and organic lemon.
For a refreshing fruit-infused beverage at home — simply add some cut pieces of watermelon and berries to a pitcher of cold water.
Watermelon appetizers are a great addition to any summer gathering. There are many different ways to use it — from fruit kabobs to watermelon sculptures. A simple idea is to cut the watermelon into triangle slices, insert popsicles sticks, and serve.
For ideas on how to carve a watermelon, visit the Watermelon Carving page on Pinterest.
The watermelon seed extract is considered a potential skin hydrator and is now finding its way into many skincare products. From watermelon-infused facial masks to hydrating sprays — there are plenty of products to choose from. Allure rounded up some of their favorite watermelon skincare picks, including the Sephora After-Sun Watermelon Mask and Milk Makeup’s new toner that contains watermelon seed extract along with a hefty dose of vitamins A, C, and E for brightening.
From watermelon-printed tops to Pinterest-worthy dresses. This summer, fashion designers are putting watermelon prints on everything. The fashion site RedBubble lists over 6,000 watermelon-inspired dresses.
Do you have a favorite way to show your love for watermelon? Let us know in the comments below.