Nothing screams summer quite like fresh fruit! One of my go-to staples is sweet, juicy watermelon. Sliced, cubed, blended, you name it. If it’s got watermelon, I’m grabbing it and mowing down! This season is the perfect excuse to use watermelon in your salads, salsas, and even your ice cream! And for a refreshing drink that’s different than your norm, you’ll love these watermelon icebergs!
To make this cool and refreshing drink, all you have to do is 3 steps: muddle, blend, pour! See the recipe below for specifics, but it’s actually that simple. They can be made kid-friendly as listed below, or feel free to spike them for the grown up guests.
Quench your thirst and cool down this summer with these watermelon icebergs!
- 2 C watermelon chunks/cubes
- 2 C whole frozen strawberries
- 2 1/2 C ice cubes
- 1 1/2 liters sparkling water or lemon lime soda, chilled
- 2 limes
- fresh mint sprigs
In each glass, muddle the juice of half a lime and 3 to 4 torn mint leaves. If you prefer a spiked drink, add 1 - 1.5 oz of vodka or rum to the glass when muddling.
In a blender, combine ice cubes, watermelon, and frozen strawberries until a thick slush is made. To assist blending, you may need to use a spoon or spatula to push the contents of the blender closer to the blade.
Pour approximately 1 1/2 cups of sparkling water in each glass. Use lemon lime soda if you prefer a sweeter drink.
Scoop slush into each glass until it is full to the brim. Serve immediately.