Thirsty Thursday: Watermelon (Jolly Rancher) Vodka

So we decided to start Thirsty Thursday over here on Just Us Girls because, well, because we all deserve to have a drink to whine down to relax and why not share it with the rest of our readers.

I first made this in the beginning of Summer after searching YouTube for something new to drink and bring for our annual camp-out weekend. I made all flavors of the original jolly ranchers except cherry and grape. I don't know, the thought of the two just made me think of cough syrup medicine I use to take as a  kid and that didn't appeal to me then and it certainly wasn't going to make it into my drink now.  Out of the other three flavors I did make, Watermelon was the one that had the best taste to the majority of the people at the camp-out which lead me to making a Watermelon Spritzer.  Instead of making the vodka out of Smirnoff, we decided to get a little fancy and make it with Grey Goose, which turned out a lot smoother and was a lot nicer to take shots with.
Watermelon Spritzer

1 1/2 oz. of watermelon vodka
Fill the rest of your cup with your choice of citrus soda

How to make Jolly Rancher Vodka



  1. ohhhh this makes we want to be sitting out in the backyard, drink in hand, enjoying the sun!

  2. Wow. Watermelon sounds absolutely delicious. I'm not a drinker but, I would totally have one of those!!

  3. Oh my gosh this sounds so good!! Hmmm might have to go shopping!

  4. I favourited this post when I saw it on twitter. This sounds like something I would love

  5. I totally want one of these...NOW! :)

  6. Oooh! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  7. That sounds ridiculously amazing! I LOVE me some watermelon Jolly Ranchers... so let's be honest... YUM!

  8. Great idea, I am not so great with the hard stuff but this is something I could make for guests.

  9. Soon as the summer comes I will be making this to sip in the backyard

    1. I hope you do, Kathy! I'll be updating this post as soon as the weather warms up as well with step by step photos of how to make the Jolly Rancher vodka. :)