Hudson Austin’s Watermelon Wake-Up

Hudson Austin, is Sommelier and Wine Educator, at The Wine Merchant, PA.

Often featured on shows such as the Fox29 Morning show and 6ABC’s FYI Philly, Hudson Austin is one of the most well-known, knowledgeable and entertaining wine and spirits educators on the East Coast. Recently, Hudson was awarded “Best Sommelier” by Main Line Today Magazine.

With Spring coming into full bloom and heavy rich flavors giving way to more light and fresh tastes, this delightful cocktail focuses on the seasonal change and offers up something sophisticated for Mother’s Day.

This is the perfect Sunday morning brunch cocktail for Mother’s Day, for treating your Mom to breakfast in bed!

Print Recipe
Hudson Austin's Watermelon Wake-Up
  1. In a shaker or mixing beaker combine the rum and gin.
  2. Squeeze the juice of one orange and strain to get a pulp-less ounce of pure orange juice (isn’t Mom always worth the extra work?)
  3. Add 4 oz of Stirrings Watermelon Martini Mix.
  4. Fill your beaker or shaker with ice and stir or shake.
  5. Strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf for extra aromatics.
Natasha Swords

Natasha Swords is an accomplished editor and writer with 20+ years of creative composition, reporting and management. She hails from Dublin Ireland where she held the position of Editor at Jemma Publications. Natasha honed her editorial skills by delivering engaging content on a wide range of topics, before finally focusing on the alcohol beverage and cannabis industries. She is Editor-in-Chief at Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal as well as Drink me Magazine, where she leads all editorial content from story-idea generation to commissioning freelance writers and photographers. She also heads up CannEpoch, a lifestyle publication for the newly cannabis curious. In 2018, Natasha launched Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal from inception, as well as the Bonfort’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a top-tier industry event connecting leading brands with key buyers. Steeped in the alcohol industry media, she was previously editor of Off-License Magazine, California Beverage News and Patterson’s California Beverage Journal (now Tasting Panel Magazine), and ran corporate communications for a number of alcohol supplier companies including TGIC (now Guarachi Wine Partners) and distributor, TITAN Wine and Spirits.