Watermelon Lime Cocktail

Its feeling like summer is finally here!  As seasonal watermelon has started to pop up in grocery stores I thought I’d try my hand at making a beverage using it.  I’ve made a similar cocktail once before using whipped cream flavored vodka and seltzer water and magically it tasted like cotton candy.  Try it, I dare you!  This time around I thought I would use lime juice to keep it light and fresh.  My favorite thing to add is coconut rum but feel free to add (or exclude) whatever floats your boat. 

Keep this recipe as well as my Watermelon Salad with Mint Vinaigrette on hand as an alternative way to use up that watermelon this summer, besides devouring it plain of course. 

*Note: A delicious third method is to grill cubes of watermelon on skewers, along with pineapple and honeydew melon.  Just clean and lightly grease the grill with an oiled paper towel first!

Watermelon Lime Cocktail
Serves 2

2 cups watermelon, cubed
6 ice cubes
¼ cup limeade or lime juice
¼ cup water or lime seltzer water
1-2 oz vodka, tequila or rum (I used coconut rum)

Add watermelon, ice, limeade and water to blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add alcohol (optional) to glass and pour blended watermelon on top.  Garnish with watermelon slice or fresh mint.  Enjoy immediately. 

1 comment:

  1. This is really good idea, we should tell our kids about giving as it will make them more humble and will treat everyone in a healthy way by using such kind of healthy foods.