For summer! A drink. A refreshing drink.
I loathe the Starbucks refreshers. I realize that’s a harsh word considering I’ve never actually had one, but I can all but guarantee those thangs are full of sugar and also refresh isn’t a noun and shouldn’t be made into one. Is my opinion.
But! This drink is actually refreshing. It is incredibly light, incredibly quick to throw together, and so very good for you. It’s a total rip off of one of my friend Deb’s drinks that she makes in her cafe this time of year. Watermelon and lime are a great combination, the ingredients are good and good for you, and fresh mint just screams summer to me. I probably had this for the first time a few years ago after hot yoga, and if there was ever something to drink right after THAT, it’s THIS.
You need! Watermelon chunks and juice (like….the juice from the bottom of the container). Maybe some water to smooth things out. A lime (don’t mind this sad guy, he was zested for something else), and fresh mint. That’s it. If you don’t have a ton of juice in the bottom of a container of watermelon (I like this when the watermelon has been cut for a few days and maybe isn’t perfect anymore), use a half cup of plain water to make 2 cups total of watermelon cubes and liquid.
Here’s your “recipe.”
I’m sorry I don’t have much to say about this, really I am. Some main points, though: This is great and feels fancy for people who choose not to drink alcohol. You could double or triple or quadruple the batch and no one would be mad.
This is a great useup for sad watermelon that accidentally got frozen, then thawed, and is now the texture of … raw liver. Sad clown face, works great in the blender.
This isn’t terrible with some fizzy water and vodka.
This is summer. Whee!
- 2 cups watermelon chunks and juice (about half of each, top off with some regular water if needed)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 sprig fresh mint leaves
Combine all ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Serve over ice and drink immediately.
PS vodka never hurt anything.