Watermelon and Lime Summer Cocktail

Sometimes you fancy something other than an ice-cold beer or wine in the summer. However, a lot of summer cocktails are overly sweet and get sickly in the heat. Here’s where our watermelon and lime summer cocktail comes in! Super refreshing, thirst quenching, and not too strong. It’s perfect for evenings out in the garden or yard.

The lime and mint gives a bit of depth of flavour to the watermelon and the tequila isn’t overpowering. You can easily just remove the tequila if you just fancy a tasty juice!

The watermelon juice will last a few days in the fridge, but make sure to give it a shake before making the cocktails as the water separates from the solids quite quickly. The drinks are best made individually in a shaker to ensure a super cold drink that doesn’t get too watered down by melting ice cubes. But if you have a group of people, you don’t want to mess around in the summer – just make a pitcher!

Enjoy!

~Dom Eats!

Watermelon and lime summer cocktail

Watermelon and Lime Summer Cocktail

A juicy and refreshing watermelon, lime and tequila cocktail, easy to make and perfect for summer evenings in the garden.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Watermelon medium/large
  • 125 ml Lime Juice
  • 175 ml Tequila silver
  • 10 Mint Leaves optional
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Remove the rind from the watermelon and put in a blender. It'll only take a few seconds on a high speed to turn the watermelon flesh into liquid. Strain the juice through a seive. Our 3kg watermelon produced 1.25l of juice.
  • If making a pitcher, add all lime juice. tequila, mint, and ice cubes, and stir until ice cold.
  • If making individual drinks, add 250ml watermelon juice, 25ml lime juice and 35ml of tequila to a cocktail shaker, along with a couple of mint leaves and a handful of ice cubes. Shake until ice cold and strain into a glass.

Notes

If you don’t have tequila to hand, any clear spirit will do – but tequila does work best.
For an extra minty edge, add a few more mint leaves and ‘bruise’ the mint leaves (rub in your hands) before adding to the liquid.
Keyword Lime, Tequila, Watermelon
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