Strawberry Watermelon Cocktail

by Kris on May 31, 2012

Nothing tastes more like summer than a cold slice of watermelon. The days are now hot and humid while the evenings are warm and balmy. I absolutely love early summer. Weekends are full of baseball games, pool side parties and laid back patio conversations. When five o’clock rolls around nothing sounds better than an ice cold beer. Well, almost nothing.

Yesterday evening Greg came home with a bottle of white rum. The mint in our garden is still in it’s early stages so mojitos were unfortunately not an option. I scoured the fridge looking for refreshing ingredients for an impromptu cocktail. Watermelon, strawberries, limes and coconut water all seemed  promising. I threw it all in the bender with a dash of agave, a few shots of rum and a handful of ice cubes.

The final cocktail was summer in a glass. I loved how refreshing the sweet watermelon tasted and the limes gave a perfect amount of zest. Although we used rum, you could opt to use any alcohol of your choice. Vodka, Tequila or even Whiskey could pair well with the flavors in this drink. This cocktail is now my go to summer beverage.

What is your favorite cocktail of the summer season?  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Strawberry Watermelon Cocktail

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2-4 shots of white rum

Directions:

  1. In a blender combine watermelon, strawberries, coconut water, agave nectar and lime juice; pulse until smooth.
  2. Add one cup of ice to the blender and pulse until the ice is crushed.
  3. Divide between 4 glasses. You can optionally add one shot of rum or tequila to each glass. Serve with a straw and garnish with strawberry slices or citrus wedges.
  4. Serve immediately
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Cate June 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Just saw you in the latest issue of Sweet Paul- so cool! Love the orange creamsicle milkshake, but I wish there had been a shout-out to Munchin with Munchkin! Or did I just miss it? I’m not quite done with the issue…

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Kris June 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for letting me know Cate! I had no idea! lol. Looks like they just printed my name in the issue.

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sarah June 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm

This looks so good! I love watermelon drinks. I don’t know if I have a favorite summer cocktail, I just like slushy icy drinks. :)

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Sheila July 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

All things watermelon are so great and refreshing. I can’t wait to try it!

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