Sorry men, this drink recipe is probably not one that you would enjoy adding to your repertoire. It doesn’t include beer or anything else that men stereotypically drink (kidding, I enjoy a good beer too). It’s also bright pink, fruity, and has kiwi ice cubes floating around in it. Manly? No, but delicious, yes. Who knows, (after getting past the pink-ness of this drink) maybe even a man couldn’t resist the combination of these fresh fruit flavors.
I was looking for a refreshing drink I could bring to my neighbor’s house for our girls night of catching up on life. Since she is having a baby, I made mocktails. They even happened to pair wonderfully with the strawberry shortcake she made. These drinks were so cute that I nearly forgot I wasn’t drinking a cocktail.
The sweetness of the watermelon was cut by the tartness of the raspberries and lemon juice. The raspberries also gave the drink a beautiful dark pink hue, while the kiwi ice cubes added a pop of green and were a tasty snack after the drinks had been devoured. This watermelon cocktail is definitely a must-make for a night when you’re in need of a thirst-quenching drink that is full of flavor.
A Cooling Watermelon Cocktail:
*Makes 3-4 drinks
3 lemons, juiced
1 cup of frozen raspberries
1/4 of a large watermelon, cut into large chunks
*4 oz of vodka (optional)
1 kiwi, halved then sliced across
mint to garnish
Start off by peeling the kiwi. Then cut the kiwi in half and cut slices going across horizontally. Stick them on a small baking sheet and put it in the freezer. Let them freeze for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, add the lemon juice, raspberries, and watermelon to a food processor (or blender if yours is better than mine), as well as the vodka if you are making it a cocktail. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into the glasses of your choice and add the kiwi ice cubes last. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve immediately.