Fresh Watermelon Coolers

Fresh Watermelon Coolers

Watermelon will forever bring me back to my youth and a special birthday party.

For my sixth birthday, my mom threw me a pink and green-themed birthday party, my two favorite colors at the time. Watermelon fit in nicely with this theme. My mother gathered napkins, plates, cups and goody bags featuring watermelons. Some of the goodies in the bag were watermelon-themed as well. And that year, I got my first big-girl bike, a big sea-foam green bike with light pink streamers. Thanks mom.

Fresh juices, like these Fresh Watermelon Coolers, give us a chance to stay healthy and hydrated, especially during the hot summer months. It’s the perfect fruit to juice because it’s hydrating (about 92% water), nutritious, and yet, still has great flavor. It’s loaded with good stuff: vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, B6, B1, potassium and magnesium.

Cocktail variation

The watermelon coolers are not too sweet so feel free to add a sweetener of your choice to it. If you’re looking for a cocktail, try adding a splash of amaretto. Makes the perfect summer cocktail.

Enjoy!

Fresh Watermelon Coolers

Fresh Watermelon Coolers
 
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Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 pound seedless watermelon
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 sprigs of mint to garnish
Instructions
  1. Remove rind and chop watermelon into chunks. Add watermelon pieces, juice of orange, orange zest and ice cubes to a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Place drink into 2 serving glasses with ice and garnish with mint. Enjoy! Makes 3 cups.
 

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  • Love the story of how watermelon reminds you of your pink and green birthday party! These look so refreshing. It is like summer in a glass!

    • Trish

      They’re very refreshing. Thanks for reading, Marisa!

  • My husband would add a bit of tequilla and some simple syrup + lime to mix me up a nice watermelon margarita! Very refreshing!

    • Trish

      Oh… those sound fun! A nice variation from your typical margarita. Maybe I’ll try it with what’s left of my watermelon. Thanks for reading!

  • These look delicious, something that I could probably get my kids to try. I could see this being a base of so many other adult beverages as I call them 🙂 Thanks for sharing your memories, I may keep that idea in mind for my little girl.

    • Trish

      Thanks, Sharlene! Your blog name is adorable. I look forward to reading about some of your French-inspired recipes! Cheers!

  • These look perfect to keep cool during the warm weather. A splash of prosseco would be really tasty too. Great job!

    • Trish

      I did try Pellegrino because I originally wanted to make a spritzer but it didn’t taste very good. Prosecco would be the perfect bubbly! Thanks for reading, Lisa!

  • Oh, this reminds me of my daughter’s bedroom! Pink and green stripes beneath a white chair rail, and pink above! I love melon drinks, and watermelon coolers with amaretto sounds a wonderful grown up version 🙂

  • So refreshing….kiddo loves watermelon and this could be a fun drink her as a treat since we don’t give her much “juice”

    • Trish

      check back soon for my watermelon popsicles 🙂

  • I miss summer…..

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