One pink drink

I could say a manly red for those offended by pink

This tastes great with or without the alcohol, so you nondrinkers shouldn’t feel left out. Those making the nonalcoholic version may want to add a pinch of sugar.

Watermelon coolers

  • 7 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 12 ounces soda water

In a blender, puree watermelon, in batches if need be. Pour through a strainer to remove chunks. Add watermelon juice and remaining ingredients to pitcher. Serve over ice.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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99 Responses to One pink drink

  1. lifewith4cats says:

    yummy! Thats all I can say. May have to try this during the up coming weekend.

  2. TasteFood says:

    This sounds so refreshing. I’ll take the alcohol, please.

  3. Courtney says:

    It’s a manly pink, really…besides, I’m sure if you have one or two or five, you won’t care about the color one bit. It does sound quite refreshing.

  4. JamieAnne says:

    This looks wonderful. I love watermelon. :)

  5. Yum!! I love watermelon so these sound like a great summer treat! I bet honeydew would make a sweet drink too. You should put your photos in photo challenges.They are always stunning!
    (PS: Thanks for the 7 links challenge. I am trying to organize now) : )

  6. That looks great and very refreshing!

  7. Mmmm. I need to make this right now :). Love the tartness of the lime added in! When we had our cocktail module at school, the mixologist kept telling me repeatedly that all of mine were too tart but that’s how I like them!

  8. Yum! I think watermelon tastes great in just about any fashion. Love the color of the drink!

  9. Holly says:

    Rum and triple sec – got to be good… I’ve only ever used my triple sec with cava/prosecco – but think this may be a very good alternative… Now, overcoming the watermelon problem…

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    Jeez! Real men drink pink! Well, actually, they don’t care what color the drink is so long as it’s strong, tastes good, and there aren’t any umbrellas in it. And if they complain about the color, it’s simply not strong enough. Just one bartender’s opinion …

  11. Great pic and it sounds delicious – Greg’s bar in full swing.

  12. rutheh says:

    Sweet! Watermelons have been good this year.

  13. Holly says:

    Just whilst thinking on the amazing cocktail front… You ever had a bramble…

  14. Damn – wish I hadn´t given that last bit of watermelon to my chickens last night! Only one thing for it…will have to buy another one :)

  15. Yes please! I don’t care what colour you want to call it – it’s just YUMMY! :-) Mandy

  16. I have been loving watermelon this summer and I now see my next watermelon venture!

  17. Now I just need a large verandah, a rocking chair, and a balmy evening to set me up with my watermelon cocktail….

  18. The things you can do watermelon! Looks so good and very pink.

  19. sallybr says:

    If I show this to my husband he will beg me to make it tonight, he loves anything watermelon… I guess I would have to make a non-alcoholic batch for me, although this drink is appealing even loaded with the “good stuff”

  20. I’m lovin’ your drink series! This would be great as a granita……though I have to make sure my kids don’t get into it!

  21. egg me on says:

    Haha, manly red! This must cool you down in that heat. Very nice.

  22. spicegirlfla says:

    Leave out the alcohol? are you kidding? I’m going to make this drink this weekend! Foot elevated, drink in hand!

  23. needtotaste says:

    I’m going to make this tonight! There’s a watermelon lying in wait in the floor by the door. It’s destined for the blender!

  24. Kristy says:

    Watermelon is a new love for me. I used to not like it very much, but the past few summers, I can’t seem to get enough. Yum!

  25. crustabakes says:

    That sounds and looks so refreshingly inviting! I think watermelons are underrated!

  26. who cares if it’s pink? it’s got rum in it, that’s what’s important!

  27. Sissi says:

    Ok, so my plans to stop drinking cocktails on week days are all ruined! I see I have all the ingredients and your coolers is impossible to resist… (I suppose the watermelon will not mind the company of Grand Marnier instead of Triple Sec ;-) )

  28. It’s Thursday and I’m thirsty…I’ll take one bartender!

  29. wok with ray says:

    Okay, I’m going to try this with my rum at home because it looks very inviting. Gotta get Triple Sec though. That will be this weekend with tons of ice because it will be hot again. Thanks for sharing the post.

    ~ ray ~

  30. Caroline says:

    I have to make this for my dad–he’s obsessed with watermelon. But, he’s definitely not offended by pink drinks. He orders cosmopolitans at dinner all the time haha.

  31. Andrea says:

    Pass one th is way please!

  32. nrhatch says:

    Hey, bartender! Let me have one of those Watermelon Coolers!

    {{slurp}}

    Aah . . . that’s better. :D

  33. peasepudding says:

    Perfect resheshing summer cocktail, cant wait for watermelon season!

  34. ceciliag says:

    I will have it with the alcohol please! I have a watermelon in my garden and everything else languishing on top of my fridge, so i will go out and knock on the W/melon and see if it is ready for me!

  35. One more amazing watermelon recipe to try..
    Thank you Greg

  36. ambrosiana says:

    Simply fresh and gorgeous! The triple sec add an incredible kick!! Great post!

  37. Christina says:

    This looks super refreshing! I love that it is made from frozen watermelon! Yummy! I will take mine with rum! ;)

  38. jenlenew says:

    this looks delicious! i love watermelon!

  39. Raymund says:

    Stop teasing me with those wonderful summer drinks, its still winter here, in fact we have a winter blast. Will keep all your summer drink recipes so I can catchup when summer hits here.

  40. Karen says:

    Summertime and the living is easy. Especially if you have one of these at the end of a long hot day.

  41. I’m glad I didn’t miss this post because of my busy schedule today.. I LOVE IT. You know I’ve been waiting for a non-drinker recipe for myself. I’m so trying this out.. this weekend. I need a non-cocktail with the week I had LOL

  42. Colleen says:

    I love watermelon drinks in the summer!

    By the way, I wanted to invite you to participate in the Seven Links Challenge (http://dragitthroughthegarden.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/seven-links-challenge/) since yours in one of the food blogs that I read the most.

  43. Do you think this would work with cantaloupes?

  44. Yuri says:

    Did you say pink? That’s my fav color! Reading the ingredient list I can tell this is good stuff. This summer I’ve made sure there’s always watermelon in my fridge. I’ll let you know if I try this :)

  45. Laura says:

    Sounds so refreshing and the color is so pretty!

  46. Charles says:

    Definitely a “manly pink” as someone mentioned above. I live in France, where it seems pink is quite the fashionable colour for guys (lol). They probably call it “Salmon” but I have eyes! Great looking drink. I’d skip the alcohol in this case and enjoy the sweet, sweet melon!

  47. This looks so cool and refreshing! Might have to have one this weekend!

  48. needtotaste says:

    Just sipped this on the patio…delicious. Summer in a glass. We didn’t add the soda water though—it was great without it as well! A pitcher of this would be great for a brunch!

  49. I could sure use one of these right now. It’s been a long day and I am ready to relax. Maybe, 3 or 4 would be better!

  50. Red or manly pink, with or without alcohol, I don’t care ;), I would so love to have a glass of this amazing drink right now! Love watermelon recipes, and this sounds refreshing!!!

  51. ....RaeDi says:

    Love it and I can drink it, it is a lovely drink, love the color….RaeDi

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  53. this looks like a life saver

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  55. This looks delicious guys! Love love love. With all that fruit in there it is almost a health drink. : )

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