watermelon juice

Minty Watermelon Surfer

Minty Watermelon Surfer

Get on your surf board and let this watermelon splash you!

This is a fun, summery drink, made with one of my favorite summer fruits, watermelon! For this recipe, I use a watermelon into two different ways — juiced and cubed. I let the cubed watermelon be soaked up for a while so that when you pop in these spiked up watermelon cubes, they will give you an irresistibly refreshing burst.

It’s a simple, fun drink, perfect for the 4th of July and all summer long!

Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 large pitcher

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 watermelon

  • 1 bunch mint

  • 1 1/2 cup vodka

  • 3 limes, juiced

  • Sparkling water or club soda to top it off

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut the half of a whole watermelon. Scoop out the meat of the halved watermelon into a blender. Blend it until it’s juiced. Cube the other half of watermelon. Put it aside.

  2. In a large pitcher, muddle mint first. Add ice and pour vodka, watermelon juice, lime juice, and stir.

  3. Add chunks of cubed watermelon to the pitcher and mix it all together.

  4. Pour the drink into an iced glass, and finish it off with more fresh mint and a little bit of sparkling water. Finish with a bottle of sparkling water.

Watermelon Splash

Watermelon Splash

Watermelon is my favorite fruit period. So why not blend it and add vodka to it and slurp it all summer long!! This is your refreshing way into summer happiness. Serve it in the watermelon bowl, or in pitcher this is what you need to be making for your next party! 

Happy Summer :)

Now go make a splash!

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1 Pitcher

Watermelon Splash:

  • 3 Cups Fresh Watermelon juice

  • 1 Cup Basil simple syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Lime Juice

  • 1 cup Vodka or Gin

Basil Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup of fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS

Basil Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small pot, combine sugar, water, and basil.

  2. Cook until all the sugar has dissolved about 10 minutes.

  3. Place the syrup in a blender, and blend until green and smooth.

  4. Let cool.

Fresh Watermelon Juice:

  1. Slice a seedless watermelon in half.

  2. Scoop out flesh into a food processor, for 2-3 minutes.

    • you can discard the rind, or use it as a serving bowl.

  3. Strain juice,

Watermelon Splash:

  1. In a pitcher, add the watermelon juice, simple syrup, vodka, and lime juice, stir until well combined.

  2. Pour into watermelon bowl, or a glass - on ice.

  3. Garnish with edible flowers, or watermelon wedge.

Cheers!