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Easy Watermelon Sorbet Fizz Recipe

Time to cool off with an easy guide to refreshing Watermelon Sorbet Fizz thanks to Jarrod aka @diycocktailguy.

Watermelon Fizz cocktail

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Fizz Recipe

Move over frozen rosé, because the Watermelon Sorbet Fizz is the new taste of summer. With an unbeatable combination of juicy watermelon, tangy lemon, mint and bubbles, this cocktail is ready to be the new MVP of your next BBQ hangout. 


It’s a cocktail best served when you’re lounging by the pool, grilling up a storm or between rounds of Klop — “the perfect cocktail for yourself and friends to enjoy, in the new year, in summer for a hot BBQ day,” says Jarrod.


When most of the ingredients are already a staple on your weekly supermarket shopping list, all you need to do is dust off the leftover bottle of champagne that’s been lying around since Christmas and you’re good to go. 

Everything that goes into Jarrod’s Watermelon Sorbet Fizz

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 watermelon (½ frozen, ½ fresh) 

500mL Canard Duchêne Brut NV Champagne


½ lemon juice

Fire up the blender for watermelon goodness in 5 easy steps

  1. You’ll want to prep all of your watermelon ingredients first. Add 1 cup of frozen watermelon and 1 cup of fresh watermelon slices to your blender. 
  2. Pour 500mL or about ¾ the bottle of Canard Duchêne Brut NV Champagne to the blender.
  3. Add the juice of ½ a lemon to the blender along with fresh mint. 
  4. Now it’s time to blend it all together and pour into your glasses. 
  5. To finish, garnish with a slice of watermelon and a sprig of mint. 

Top 3 things to remember when you’re blitzing your way to the perfect Watermelon Sorbet Fizz

  1. The secret trick? Fresh and frozen watermelon. Frozen watermelon means you don’t have to worry about ice watering down your cocktail, while the fresh watermelon adds sweetness to complement the fruity bubbles and fresh mint. 
  2. The secret ingredient? Delicious champagne. In the Watermelon Sorbet Fizz, the champagne is what makes the cocktail sing. Which is why it’s important to use great tasting bubbles that blend buttery and fruity notes together. Jarrod’s top recommendation; Canard Duchêne Brut NV Champagne, does all of this, plus has 3 awards since 2020 if you need any more convincing.
  3. The secret to happy guests? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic batches. If anyone is laying off the booze for a while, or you’ve got a couple of guests who decided to drive, this is one cocktail where it’s easy to swap out for non-alcoholic bubbles. Explore our low alcohol options for a fail-safe way to keep all guests happy this summer.

The perfect pairings for the Watermelon Fizz Sorbet

Once you’ve got the Watermelon Fizz Sorbet down pat, you’ll want to bring some of our other watermelon crowd favourites to your next BBQ or pool party spread. It’s hard to go past a Watermelon Margarita or we’ve even got Australia’s answer to a Spanish staple with Warren’s Watermelon Sangria calling your name.


Keep the watermelon vibe going into the night with some premixes chilling in the esky. Barry, the new shochu, vodka and soda premix from Bailey Smith brings a touch of downtown Tokyo cool to your backyard hangout, blending watermelon with lemon for a can that perfectly captures the taste of laid-back, endless summer nights. Add to cart now and thank us later! 

But what about spiced rum?

Ah yes, spiced rum. How could we forget? Darker in colour and with a spiced flavour, they are extremely popular types of rum. Check out Dead Man’s Fingers Lime Rum, Bacardi Spiced Rum and The Kraken Spiced Rum. And for a unique, spiced-rum twist on a classic favourite cocktail, try substituting the vodka in an espresso martini for spiced rum. “It works incredibly well!” says Wyatt.

What is the best rum to go for if I’m starting out?

There are so many exceptional rums on the market right now and Barbados-style rums are generally considered the world’s best. For an accessible entry point to rum, give Mount Gay or Sailor Jerry Caribbean Rum a try.

The perfect at-home mojito

Of course, no rum round-up would be complete without mentioning the simple yet delicious mojito. But how do you create the perfect at-home mojito? It’s all about the rum, and we suggest going for Bacardi Superior Rum, Havana Club Añejo Especial and Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum.

How do you make the best daiquiri?

Arguably one of the most popular rum cocktails, a daiquiri is extremely easy to make because it only has three ingredients: rum, sugar and lime. (As many people will attest, you could also add a splash of Cointreau and some sliced strawberries to create a Strawberry Daiquiri). For best at-home results, use a Cuban-style rum, such as Havana Club 3 Year or Bacardi and keep it simple: 50ml rum, 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, two tablespoons caster sugar, ice, and then give it a good shake (“shake it ‘til it hurts” is a semi-official measurement of time here!). And for a bit of holiday fun, try this: 50ml spiced rum, 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, ice, a squeeze of maple syrup or honey, and then blitz away!

Hang on, what is hot buttered rum? Is it a thing?

Yes, it is a thing. And it’s a delicious thing, too. Basically, you use some softened butter and mix it with cinnamon and nutmeg, then stir in some hot water and rum (we strongly recommend Captain Morgan Spiced Rum) to create a perfect winter warmer. “I don’t think there’s anything quite like it actually,” says Wyatt.

Hot buttered rum recipe

Serves 4 Prep 10 mins

125g butter, softened

⅓ cup (75g) brown sugar

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

⅔ cup (160ml) Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

3 cups (750ml) boiling water, cooled slightly

Vanilla marshmallows, to serve

Cinnamon sticks or quills, to serve

1 Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl until well combined.

2 Divide the rum between 4 heatproof glasses. Add 2 tbsp of the butter mixture to each glass and top with the water. Stir until the butter mixture melts.

3 Top with marshmallows and use a kitchen blowtorch to lightly toast, if you like. Decorate with cinnamon sticks or quills to serve.

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