Watermelon Sippers

Which one of the drinks below am I

Which one of the drinks below am I

A watermelon goes a long way in a house of two. (Technically we’re a house of three, but the third member of our house is a dog with no taste for fruit.) We tend to juice a lot of the watermelon and stir it into smoothies or cocktails. Here are three drinks we’ve been addicted to lately. To make watermelon juice we blend a pitcher full of watermelon chunks then strain out any seeds and pulp.

Minty Watermelon Coolers

  • 6 oz watermelon juice
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc

Muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup in the bottom of a pint glass. Add remaining ingredients and ice.

The Frozen Melon

  • 2 cups watermelon juice
  • 2 cups ice
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 3 oz gin
  • 1 tsp rosewater

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in tumblers. Makes about four drinks.

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothies

  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (we use nonfat, but you don’t have to)

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Divide between two tall glasses. This makes a great breakfast on the go.


About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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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6 Responses to Watermelon Sippers

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  2. hocuspocus13 says:

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  3. TasteFood says:

    Yum. I might have to work some tequila into the first recipe.

  4. The Frozen Melon . . . Oh, Dear Me! Thanks! 🙂

    I like to make watermelon Italian ice sort of thingy with blended watermelon, some lemon, honey, and a bit of cream. Works in an ice cream freezer or else deep frozen in a zipper bag to be squashed every half hour or so, to keep crystals small. Fancy, but simple.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    I made a chilled watermelon soup for a starter last night, so tasty!

  6. OOh that looks good. And have you tried your dog with watermelon – my two love it!

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