As watermelon season is coming to a conclusion, I took the liberty to buy myself a half a pound of watermelon to enjoy this one last time. Watermelon is one of my summer’s favorite treats. Its perfect all by itself, but it also is makes for a delightful base for a refreshing summer drink. I normally enjoy eating watermelon slices and I have. Watermelon has a great affinity for tart lime and delicately flavored spirits. Although only consisting of 2 ingredients, the flavors are absolutely explosive. Watermelon, ice cubes, and a bit of lime juice are simply blended together in this quick summer drink. This late summer drink recipe is perfect for the dog days of summer as well as kid-friendly. You can also use this watermelon lime drink recipe to make ice pops and slushies. For a rated-R version, you can spike up your drink with a bit of vodka or tequila which works perfectly well. This watermelon lime drink recipe is perfect for backyard barbecues but work surprisingly well for breakfast, brunch or lunch too. You can add fresh herbs to this refreshing summer drink. I used fresh mint leaves. The key to making this watermelon drink is to avoid pulp at all costs. Pulp will only have this drink resemble more like a smoothie or a slushy. You need a smooth drink. You can also add as much water as needed. Since watermelon by itself has lots of water content, I like to add more watermelon and less water. You can use as many limes and mint leaves as you please. But it all comes down to customizing your taste – you should work around this recipe to match your needs.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 4-5 cups of seedless watermelon cut into cubes
- 1-2 cups of water
- 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Pulse watermelon in a blender in batches. Filter it using a sieve. Add the rest of the ingredients according to taste. Serve chilled. Garnish each drink with fresh mint leaves and serve with ice cubes if you desire so.
Yields 5 cups