I’ve been drinkin, Watermelon

I’m definitely singing Beyoncé today as I literally drink watermelon. My husband went food shopping yesterday and he brought home a HUGE watermelon that I have no space for! As I have mentioned before, my kitchen is super tiny. So i decided to be creative and find fun ways to use the watermelon on this hot summer day!

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My husband will tell you that I have a lot of favorites because I always say “that’s my favorite!” but seriously watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, no joke. I love it!! I just hate how much space it takes up in the fridge.

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I will post a few recipes using this humongous watermelon, but the first recipe we will conquer is a simple quick and easy mocktail to help keep you cool and collected today. You can also easily turn this into a Cocktail by adding your choice of alcohol!

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Garnish with lemon wedge.
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Another garnish option: add some cane sugar and chile powder to the rim.

Watermelon Mocktail: (makes 1 pitcher)


8 cups fresh watermelon cube or scooped (about a quarter of a large watermelon) then blended makes about 6 cups watermelon puree, strain to remove any seeds

1/2 cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (took me three lemons to get to half a cup)

4 tablespoons of simple syrup–follow link to make this yourself!

1/2 cup of cold water or seltzer water if you want to make it bubbly

1 big pinch of mint, chopped for garnish

Lime or lemon slices, for garnish

Stir everything together and serve over ice.

**Tips:

-You can easily divide this recipe into half if you would like less than a pitcher.

-Don’t add ice to the pitcher because it will make the drink watered down. First, place ice in any cup you would like to use, then pour the juice from the pitcher into the cup.  

-If you like a little spiciness and are feeling festive, add a rim of chile/sugar on the cups. Simply rub some lemon juice on the rim and immediately place the cup upside down on a pile of mixed Chile/sugar. This will create a nice rim, festive look, and add a kick to the drink!

-Add a splash of alcohol to make this a cocktail!

Enjoy and please share any comments or questions you may have. I would love to see how yours turns out! Make sure to tag me @lizskosherkitchen if you share it on social media so I can see your masterpiece!

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    It looks good it must taste delicious

    Like

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