Get tropical with Lost Luau’s Watermelon Daiquiri recipe

The Watermelon Daiquiri at Lost Luau, Sydney. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Watermelon Daiquiri

  • 30ml fresh watermelon juice
  • 50ml Bacardi Carta Blanca
  • 10ml house falernum
  • 5ml Watermelon syrup
  • 20ml fresh pressed lime juice

Shake with cubed ice, or flash blend; serve in a wine glass. Garnish with a paper flamingo, jumbo straw. Recipe from Lost Luau, Sydney.

There’s some drinks in the world which, just a handful of years ago, would have been rounded upon by the higher ups of the bartending classes β€” recipes like this here Watermelon Daiquiri recipe.

But thankfully, expressing a preference for a) a Daiquiri, and b) a red, watermelon flavoured Daiquiri at that, well, it’s no longer such a bad thing.

We’ve pulled this recipe from Lost Luau, a tiki popup from the owners of Sydney small Burrow Bar and well-known aficionado of all things rum, pineapples, and tiki shirts, Tom Bulmer. And you know what? It’s delicious. See what Bulmer had to say about the reasons why they wanted to showcase this fine example of a Watermelon Daiquiri recipe.


Bulmer says: “When we were deciding on the first menu we wanted to have drinks that people loved but were difficult to get in other bars. The watermelon daiquiri is a drink that people love that has often been shunned because it would unbalance a cocktail menu. But if a drink is delicious, popular and can be made well then it should be encouraged, not avoided! In a tiki menu it’s much easier to do because every drink has that impact.”

When it’s done this well, it belongs on any drink menu.