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The #1 Ultimate Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail for Summer: The Fine and Dandy

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Warm weather means one thing in these parts, watermelon season!

Nothing beats sitting on the beach, or at the pool, sipping on this slightly sweet, but definitely not too sweet, refreshing fruity watermelon cocktail. Keep scrolling for the details of our most refreshing summer cocktail recipe!

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Watermelons are life in Georgia

Next to peaches, watermelons are probably one of our favorite Georgia Grown crops. Naturally, we’d have to find a way to enjoy them all summer, but with a little less mess. Our newest cocktail recipe is perfect for when you’re in the mood for a nice juicy watermelon but don’t want to get your hands dirty!

Come enjoy the ocean breeze or follow the recipe below to enjoy on your own patio. Pro tip: Make a big batch to serve at your first backyard party of the season.

ECHO’s Flavor of the Month for May: The Fine and Dandy

1.25 oz Watermelon Vodka (we used Wester Son)
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz Margarita Mix (we used Tres Agaves organic mix)
.5 oz Agave Nectar
Splash of Club Soda
Garnish with a pineapple wedge, watermelon cube, and lime wedge

Pairs well with sunscreen and a beach chair. For extra fun add BBQ and some friends!

More Refreshing Recipes and Flavors to Choose From

For more cocktails ideas, check out the rest of our Flavor of the Month recipes such as our La Coquina, Pecan Old Fashioned, and our Mayhaw Mai Tai!

Fine and Dandy Watermelon Cocktail

Delightful La Coquina Cocktail Recipe

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Equal parts exotic and local, this South Georgia-style daiquiri will ease you right into vacation!

If you already have a loquat tree and are looking for recipes to use this yummy fruit, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t already have a tree, we’re sure you’ll wish you did after trying one of these. Keep reading to see what the loquat buzz is all about!

About Loquats:

Loquats are a lesser-known subtropical fruit native to Georgia; originally by way of some 1000 years ago in Japan. Members of the pome family, they taste like a blend of apricot, plum, and pineapple. The fruit is typically ripe by March or April and generally available through May.

Loquats ripening on the tree
Loquats ripening on the tree in Brunswick, Georgia

Loquats need to ripen fully on the tree. They’re ripe when they’re orange at the top and pluck easily from the stem. If you see green, they aren’t ripe just yet.

Note: Loquats are rarely found in grocery stores. If you or a friend don’t have a tree, we suggest checking the local farmer’s markets. (Also available by mail order / canned.)

This delicious cocktail recipe is a must for anyone wondering what to do with their loquats!

La Coquina Cocktail Recipe:

1 1/4oz white rum
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1 oz *loquat* purée (put the whole can with juice in blender)
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Shake and serve with a lime and cherry

Order yours all month long at ECHO and check back next month to see what’s new. We’ll be featuring our cocktails here and on social media so be sure to follow ECHO on Instagram and Facebook!

La Coquina Cocktail Recipe

Mayhaw Mai Tai Recipe

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

The March Flavor of the Month cocktail feature at ECHO is the Mayhaw Mai Tai


Spring is here and we’re feeling tropical so it was time to break out the rum! Ever heard of a mayhaw? It’s a Hawthorn berry, prevalent in the South, that ripens in early summer, as in May.

Although harvested in May, they usually too tart to eat; so it’s most commonly made into a jelly. Hence why we’re having the Mayhaw Mai Tai now and not May, we don’t need fresh Mayhaw berries for this flavorful concoction.

Pairs well with sunscreen and 70-degree weather. Can’t be on the Island this March? Be here with us in spirit(s) with our Mai Tai recipe below:

1 ¼ ounce Myers’s Dark Rum
½ ounce Orange Curacao
½ ounce Amaretto
1 ounce Pineapple juice
½ ounce Lime juice
1 ounce Mayhaw Syrup*

*Don’t be intimidated by this step, you’ve got it! To make the Mayhaw Syrup just grab a jar of your favorite Mayhaw Jelly (we use Hillside Orchard Farms) and remove half the jelly. Add hot water from a kettle, be sure to leave room to shake, and shake to mix. Reserve the rest of the jelly for the next batch.

Alternate ending: throw it in the blender with ice and enjoy it as a daiquiri!

Order yours all month long at ECHO and check back next month to see what’s new. We’ll be featuring our cocktails here and on social media so be sure to follow ECHO on Instagram and Facebook!

Mayhaw Mai Tai Recipe

Delicious 3 Ingredient Pecan Old Fashioned Recipe

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The February Flavor of the Month cocktail feature at ECHO is the Pecan Old Fashioned


We couldn’t think of anything cozier for sipping in front of a fire than an Old Fashioned with a classic Southern spin.

Pairs well with the fireplace at ECHO but feel free to indulge at home as we’ve added the recipe below.

Pecan Old Fashioned Recipe

2 parts Bulleit Rye Bourbon
1/4 part Pecan Simple Syrup (see below)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

How to Make Simple Syrup

Want to make one at home? Here’s the secret to making the simple syrup: Bring water to a boil. Stir in brown sugar and Pecans. Turn down to the lowest setting. Simmer for 25 minutes. Let cool then fine strain out the pecans and roll them in sugar. Then garnish with a luxardo cherry.

Order yours all month long at ECHO and check back next month to see what’s new. We’ll be featuring our cocktails here and on social media so be sure to follow ECHO on Instagram and Facebook!

Pecan Old Fashioned Recipe