Watermelon Mint Cooler

With the recent heat wave hitting up our area, I thought I’d share the recipe for that refreshing mocktail I made my family on the Fourth of July

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Watermelon Mint Cooler!

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This is by far one of the simplest, yet impressive looking summer drinks you could entertain with.

All you need are two key ingredients:

  • watermelon (seedless)
  • fresh mint

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I only used half a watermelon, since everyone in my family just wanted a small serving, but you could use a whole watermelon. Ours was about medium-sized.

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Just cut out the watermelon, blend (optionally with ice for a cooler effect), and add mint.

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I just put a sprig of mint in the glass for garnish, but when I went to drink this, I actually ripped the leaf up, so I got some in the drink. The combination of watermelon and mint is one not to be missed! ;)

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Watermelon Mint Coolers

Watermelon and mint make for a particularly refreshing flavor combo best enjoyed on a hot summer day. Add some rum for an adult cocktail or serve it straight up as a mocktail for all to enjoy. You can use the mint just for garnish (as pictured in photos) or do like I did and rip (or cut) the leaves into small pieces that are added to the drink.

*Vegan*

Serves 4 (small servings)

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cups watermelon (seedless, removed from rind, cut into rough pieces, about 1 1/2″ squares), about half a medium watermelon
  • 1 cup ice, optional, but gives a nice coolness, so I do recommend it
  • fresh mint, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place watermelon pieces in a blender and blend until smooth. Turn blender off.
  2. If using, add ice to blender and blend until smooth. Turn off and serve.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint and/or rip/cut small pieces of mint leaves into the drink.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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What do you think is the most refreshing on a hot summer day?

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Comments

  1. says

    absolutely love watermelon, and even more so now that I know its one of the highest “alkaline” foods that exist! Pretty pictures !:)

    • says

      I didn’t know it was one of the highest alkaline foods! So cool! Now, I really want to go dig into a big slice…or make this drink again. hehe Mmm.

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