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!
- 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
- 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.
- Sip and enjoy!
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
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
How amazing do these look? I found this recipe for Watermelon Slushies on Half Baked Harvest. Read on for the recipe…
Pink Watermelon Lemonade
1 cup granulated sugar
5-6 cups cold water
8 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cups ice
1 1/2 cups pink watermelon lemonade
1 tablespoon fresh mint or basil (optional)
Pink Watermelon Lemonade
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!