Recipe Book: Boozy Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Summer is well and truly on it’s way. The warm days, later sun sets and sunglass-covered-faces bring us great joy. It’s also an excuse to sip on refreshing cocktails in the garden! Here’s a delicious boozy lemonade for you to try out this weekend. Enjoy!


2½ pounds watermelon flesh, seeds removed, cut into chunks
¼ cucumber, cut into chunks
1 cup fresh lemon juice, plus an additional lemon, sliced, for garnish
¼ cup packed mint leaves, plus more mint, for garnish
2½ cups white rum, vodka, or water
¼ cup agave syrup or simple syrup


1. Put the chunked watermelon, cucumber, and mint in a blender, add the lemon juice, and puree until the mixture is smooth.
2. Strain the mixture into a pitcher to remove the pulp and leaves.
3. Mix in the alcohol or water and slowly mix in the syrup until everything is well-combined.
4. Add the lemon slices and ice. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint. Serve.


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