The Firecracker

The Firecracker

If you’re looking for a cocktail with that little extra something, try making a firecracker. In fact, on the Fourth of July it may actually be your patriotic duty to make and share one of these cocktails with friends and family.

the firecracker

The Firecracker

A most refreshing cocktail that is surprising. Cucumber is an amazing addition; making this such a cool, crisp, cocktail!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 282 kcal


  • 4 ounces cucumber infused vodka
  • 4 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
  • 2 limes, diced
  • 2 ounces simple syrup, Boil 1/4 cup water and sugar just until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup ice to cool – refrigerate leftovers


  • Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all ingredients well. Add simple syrup, fill with ice, cover and shake until ice cold.
  • Rim the glasses with a cut lime and dip in the lime rim mixture.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and pour the ingredients from the shaker into the glasses.
  • Garnish with a watermelon slice, a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.


No Cucumber Vodka? No problem.
Simply add a couple of slices to cucumber to the watermelon and lime and muddle them together; use regular vodka of your choosing. Enjoy!

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