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The Lawnmower cocktail is an interesting combination. It’s one of those drinks that often has to grow on a person, though some people love it right off the bat. The main flavors are melon, peach and lemon-lime, and the marrying ingredient is dry vermouth. That is, the dry vermouth’s herbal notes are what unexpectedly make the whole thing work.

Lawnmower cocktail with lime wedge

Try a Lawnmower after, er… mowing the lawn? It’s a good summertime drink for cooling off in the shade.

Overhead view of Lawnmower cocktail with lime wedge


Pour all the alcohol ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour the mixture (with ice) into a highball glass. Add the soda and give it a good stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.