Fresh Watermelon Coolers

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. I got my first big-girl bike that year, a big sea-foam green bike with light pink streamers. Watermelon will forever bring me back to my youth.

Fresh juices, like these 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. Juicing is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen because it’s so much fun.

The coolers are not too sweet so feel free to add a sweetener of your choice to it. If you’re like my husband, opt for a splash of Amaretto. I had a taste and it makes the perfect summer cocktail :) Enjoy!

Fresh Watermelon Coolers
Serves: 3 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound watermelon, seedless
  • 10 ice cubes
  • juice of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 orange
  • sprig of mint to garnish (optional)
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. Pour over ice and garnish with mint.

Try my Spicy Watermelon Salsa and Sweet Watermelon Ice-Pops!

Comments

  1. says

    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 says

      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!

  2. says

    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 says

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

    • Trish says

      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!

  3. says

    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 :)

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