Hope you're getting your fill of sweet juicy watermelon this summer! Another way to quench your thirst and cool down is to blend watermelon into slush and make these fun, colourful icebergs! They can be made kid-friendly as listed below or feel free to spike them for the grown up guests.
** makes 4 x 16 oz drinks
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
fresh mint sprigs
In each glass muddle the juice of half a lime and 3-4 torn mint leaves.
OPTIONAL: if you prefer a spiked drink add 1 -1.5 oz of vodka or rum to the glass when muddling the lime and mint.
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!