Pureed freshly cut sweet, juicy watermelon a splash of lime, a sprig of mint and a pinch of salt to make sweet sweeter. A shot of vodka or a sparkling water is all this summertime drink calls for.
Watermelon Cocktail For Adults
Summertime sips are the best, simply because it’s hot and anything cold and refreshing makes a hot day delicious. I can’t think of any summer fruit that lends itself to the perfect summertime sip than WATERMELON!
When freshly cut watermelon is pureed, it takes on the luscious appearance of a slushy and that’s without adding any ice! Toss in a few ice cubes and you may find yourself sipping on this drink all day.
Vodka was the alcohol of choice in this cocktail simply because it compliments the watermelon best without competing with its flavor.
Refreshing Watermelon Drink For Television
Who needs booze when this watermelon slushy makes for the perfect drink that anyone can sip on throughout the day.
For sure, the day was long while filming The Great American Recipe program on PBS. Judges taste many dishes, so I knew they would appreciate a cold refreshing sip.
Wouldn’t you know it, my recipe is in the cookbook from the show!!
Watermelon’s Health Properties
Summertime heat calls for extra hydration and let’s face it, we can only manage to drink just so much water throughout the day. Watermelon to the rescue! Watermelon is not only delicious but it is 92 percent water which also helps replenish electrolytes lost when sweating.
Getting children to drink enough water, especially during summer’s heat, is not always easy but the refreshing sweetness of watermelon with a splash of lime and a pinch of salt will keep their little bodies beautifully hydrated, which is a good thing when they might be in a pool all day and not realize they are dehydrating in the heat.
This watermelon drink happened by accident, for me. I was making one of my favorite summertime salads, Watermelon Feta Salad, and wanted to make cut-outs with the melon, star cut outs because it was a holiday celebration. Left behind on the watermelon rind was all this luscious sweet, juicy watermelon. Toss it? Heck no, well actually yes! I tossed all the leftover pieces into the blender and this cocktail was created!
How To Make Refreshing Watermelon Drinks
While making a refreshing watermelon drink from freshly cut watermelon would be my first choice, sometimes there is just so much fruit in the watermelon. So, I cut into cubes, transfer to an airtight container and freeze the watermelon.
When ready for a quick cocktail, mocktail or a smoothie, simply toss the frozen cubes in the blender with a splash of lime and a pinch of salt and the drink is ready!
Rum is also a splendid alcohol to add to this drink, but rum does have a definite flavor, so perhaps toss a few other summer fruits into the blender with the watermelon and make an all-out tropical drink!
Watermelon Cocktail or Mocktail Popsicles!
Freshly cut or already frozen watermelon made into either a cocktail or mocktail, is perfect to pour into a popsicle mold and freeze for a fabulous hot day treat!
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- Blue Moon Cocktail – Because I believe in the magic of a Blue Moon
- Sparking water
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Measuring cup
- Shot glass
- Measuring spoons
- Blender or Food processor
Watermelon Cocktail and Mocktail RecipeCourse: DrinksCuisine: American
Sweet watermelon with a splash of lime and pinch of salt. Vodka for cocktail, sparkling water for mocktail.
Watermelon – 4 cups, loosely measured, a few slices for garnish
Vodka – 2 – 3 shots, for the cocktail
Sparkling water – 1 cup, for the mocktail
Lime – 1 tablespoon
Salt – a pinch
Ice – 1 cup, optional
Sugar – 2 tablespoons
- Toss the watermelon into a blender and give it a whirl until it becomes slush. Strain and reserve watermelon juice.
- Muddle the mint with sugar and lime juice, or quickly simmer on top the stove to melt the sugar, cool and add to watermelon juice.
- In a chilled glass pour 2 ounces of watermelon/mint juice to 1 ounce of vodka, ice and top it off with sparkling water.
- If making a mocktail, simply omit the vodka and enjoy the refreshing drink over ice.