Watermelon and Anise Punch

Hola from the Dominican! You can bet that I’m enjoying this last day to its fullest, and I plan on being that annoying guest who directs the bartender on how to make this beauty right here. Not sure how they will feel about using a whole watermelon though…

You can pretty much sell me on anything Watermelon. It’s one of my favourite summer fruits, as long as it doesn’t stain my whites. So when I was trying to think of a flavour to pair with Watermelon, I was pleasantly surprised with this combination. I decided to use FENNEL! I’ve never been the biggest fan of Anise, but I’m trying to turn a new leaf and also provide you with cocktails you’ll enjoy. Not everyone has my taste preferences, but I know a few Italians that will eat this up (totally assuming every Italian drinks Sambuca, my bad).

So with that combination, some fresh mint was an essential to bringing these flavours together, with Blanco Tequila, Cocchi Americano White Vermouth and a touch of pernod and lemon. It almost tastes like a Watermelon and Anise Lemonade, that has beautiful layers of spices. This punch will definitely be a highlight to your summer, even if you don’t care for Anise! Bottoms Up!

Watermelon and Anise Punch Bowl

A refreshing watermelon and anise punch bowl that can be shared with you and the gang all summer long!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 4 People
Author Monica C


  • 3 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 2 oz Cocchi Americano White Vermouth
  • 1 oz Pernod
  • 8 White Sugar Cubes
  • 2/3 cup Club Soda
  • 1 cup Watermelon Juice
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 20 Mint Leaves Set aside 5 for garnishes
  • 2 Lemons 1 lemon for garnish wheels, 1 for juicing


  1. In a pitcher, place sugar and half the club soda and allow this to dissolve.

  2. Place all ingredients and one juiced lemon (except Soda) in pitcher and fill 3/4 of the pitcher with ice. Give this a stir until well chilled.

  3. Strain into Watermelon Bowl over 1 large ice cube, topped with the rest of the soda. 

  4. Garnish with rest of mint, lemon wheels and cinnamon

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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