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Celebrate National Watermelon Day & National Rum Day

Feel like you’re losing your rind? Don’t be seedy! Let’s get spicy in celebration of National Watermelon Day (8/3), National Rum Day (8/16) and National Black Business Month, which runs throughout August. For consideration in any of your upcoming coverage, I’m writing to share recipes with you from Toast Distillers, Inc., a Black-owned, Miami-based spirits conglomerate best-known for its ultra-premium vodka, Toast™ Vodka – the world’s first unflavored vodka made with coconut water. 

The company’s profile includes a full range of ultra-premium to midline and well-line spirits products for vodka, rum, gin, tequila and whiskey. Toast Distillers, Inc.’s portfolio includes brands such as Voka Vodka™, Amazing Brands, TMDC™ Spirits, Miami Club Rum, Pitbull’s Voli Vodka, and E11EVEN Vodka (the official vodka of E11EVEN Miami).

Spicy Watermelon Spritz

  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Jalapeño simple syrup
  • 1 oz. Fresh-pressed watermelon juice
  • 2 oz. Toast™ Vodka
  • 3-4 Mint leaves


  • Shake and strain all ingredients into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with thin jalapeño and watermelon slices and a fresh mint sprig.

Frozen Blueberry & Ginger Daiquiri

  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Blueberry and Ginger simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Miami Club Rum


  • Add all ingredients into a blender. Add enough ice to cover the liquid. 
  • Blend ingredients until combined. Pour mixture into a Collins or coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, candied ginger, and fresh blueberries.
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