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Watermelon Coconut Spritzer – Summer Cocktail Recipe

This recipe for my watermelon coconut spritzer is perfect for Summer!  It’s fruity yet also light and refreshing.  You can make it by the pitcher to serve at a party or just one glass.  What’s best of all, is the fact that it only has 3 ingredients (plus a squeeze of lime).  I’ve never been the best at whipping up cocktails that have more ingredients then the dinner I’m serving.  I’ll have a delicious drink at a bar and try to recreate it at home but it never turns out even close.  If you share the same struggle I do, than this Summer cocktail is for you!

Watermelon Coconut Spritzer - Summer Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 part coconut rum (I used Malibu)
  • 3 parts watermelon juice (I used We Grow Water brand)
  • 2 parts sparkling water (I used Pellegrino)
  • 1 lime per 2 servings – cut into 4 wedges

Recipe:

  1. Combine first two ingredients and stir.  Top off with the sparkling water and add a big squeeze of lime.  Use additional lime wedge to garnish.
  2. Sip and enjoy!

Watermelon Coconut Spritzer - Summer Cocktail Recipe

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Watermelon Mojitos Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon Mojitos Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

30 large fresh mint leaves
4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
10 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint and spears of watermelon, for serving
Instructions

Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves and get the oils from the mint extracted.
Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, simple syrup and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher and add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.

via The Vintage Mixer

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Watermelon Cucumber Sangria

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  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled
  • 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled

Directions

  1. Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher* combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint.

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Watermelon Slushies

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How amazing do these look?  I found this recipe for Watermelon Slushies on Half Baked Harvest.  Read on for the recipe…

 

INGREDIENTS

Pink Watermelon Lemonade
1 cup granulated sugar
5-6 cups cold water
8 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Slushies
4 cups ice
1 1/2 cups pink watermelon lemonade
1 tablespoon fresh mint or basil (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Pink Watermelon Lemonade
    1. Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a heat safe glass. Place in the fridge to cool.
    2. Add half the watermelon and 1 cup of water to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Discard the watermelon pulp. Again, add the remaining watermelon and another cup water to the blender, puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Discard the watermelon pulp.
    3. To the large bowl add the remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice and the sugar water from the fridge. Whisk to combine. Taste. Add more water if it is too sweet for your liking. Pour into glass jugs and store in the fridge. Before drinking make sure to shake the lemonade up.
Slushies
  1. Add the ice and pink lemonade to a blender and blend until chunky smooth. Add the mint or basil if using, taste and add more lemonade if desired. DRINK!

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