Watermelon Breezer

Perfect Summer Coolers.
Summer is here in its full glory in my part of the world (Read India).. Oh yes, we are touching 41C here. On the other hand, some of my lucky friends tell me they are still using mittens and enjoying hot bowls of soup!!
Whoa!!! What a dream that would be! To snuggle in blankies, wear mittens and yes, the soup… glorious hot bowls of chicken soup for my soul. We are a longgg way from there yet. 
 
 
I have been doing my bit to beat the heat..and what better way than to use up the freshest produce of the season and make something fabulous for a weekend brunch with friends!
 
 
I made this simple drink in both the cocktail and mocktail version..Cocktail for us grown-ups, There was a lot of friendly gossips, review of the latest movies..oohing and aahing over what the others were wearing and of course food!! How can I have a brunch and the conversation not revolve around food? 
 
And for the tiny adults, we made the mocktail version..which of course they loved too. So feel free to go whichever way you choose. It’s equally delicious either way.
 
 
“Best thing about the scorching Mr. Sun?? Guiltfree gorging on coolers. Drink, guzzle, sip!! These super refreshing Watermelon Breezers are made healthier with a splash of coconut water, soda, mint and lime juice! 

Virgin or not, upto you!! I made both”.

 



RECIPE:
Time Taken 10 minutes. 
Servings : 6 glasses or a pitcher

INGREDIENTS:

  • Watermelon Juice – cups (500 ml) 
  • Coconut Water – 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Sparkling Water or soda – 2 cups 
  • Lime Juice – of 2 lemon (adjust as per taste)
  • Honey 4 tbsp (adjust as per taste) 
  • Mint leaves – Muddle with some limejuice and sugar in a mortar and pestle. 
  • Watermelon wedges for garnish.
  • Sugar and Margharita salt mix to rim the glasses.
  • Ice cubes.

For cocktail: 

  • White Rum – 1 cup. 

METHOD:

  • Start by making the watermelon juice, strain it through a sieve and pour the juice into a pitcher.
  • Add the muddled mint to it,
  • Pour in the rest of the ingredients except soda. 
  • Taste and adjust for the balance of sweetness and tang from lime juice. 
  • When ready to serve, rim the glass with sugar-salt mix. 
  • (Rub a lime wedge on the rim of the glass. Pour the sugar salt mix on a flat plate. Simple invert the lime juice rimmed glass on the plate). 
  • Put some ice into the glasses. 
  • Add the soda just before pouring or you will lose out on the sparkling fizz and thats not a good thing!
  • Pour into glasses
  • Serve with watermelon wedges in the glass or on the side.

Relax and enjoy this perfect summer cooler. 
Perfect make ahead drink, simply remember to add the soda in the end. 

Cheers!
S :) 

 

14 thoughts

  1. I have just had my afternoon (late afternoon ) snack with watermelon… I would have loved have one of your breezer, it looks very very refreshing! I still have some watermelon left, I will make it tmw! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Margherita! It was.. esp with the rum and coconut water..perfect breezer for afternoon with friends. Do try it and thanks for visiting. Shifted from blogger and this is my brand new site.. :)

  2. I love watermelon coolers, but these have all those extra added touches! I think it’s great that you did a version for bigs and the littles! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe on FF!

    1. Thanks so much Mollie! Well when u have a 3 yr something daughter and her tiny friends always around, there is no getting away from making things for the littles 😛

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