Picture me sipping this while reclining in a soft beach chair with three, no – four, people surrounding me, fanning me with palm leaves. That is the space I automatically transfer to while drinking this ABSURDLY refreshing watermelon-y, lime-y, mint-y, slightly fizzy beverage from heaven. On the refreshing scale of 1 to 10, this watermelon refresher is a 34. Feel me?
Watermelon and summer are two besties holding hands and walking down the street, inseparable. Is there anything that screams summer more loudly and aggressively than watermelon?? I don’t think so…it’s like the epitome of everything you want during summer…it’s cool, refreshing, crisp, and bonus – hydrating! Which isn’t a bad thing as the high temperatures suck all the moisture from your body, leaving you like Spongebob Squarepants when his little square butt ends up on land. See photo documented below:
^^^Actual footage of me from June – August.
I’m still a huge fan of summer over winter – cold weather IS EVIL. But low hundred temps require tasty goodies like this watermelon refresher, one hundred percent!
Let me break this down for ya – here’s what we’ve got going on:
- Watermelon (obvi)
- Lime juice
Those three things go into your blender and you turn that baby on until you’ve got a nice, smooth liquid. Then we strain it through a fine mesh sieve until all you’re left with is smooth, pulp-free, watermelon, mint, and lime nectar. Pure sweet, refreshing, goodness.
Then you fill a cup with lots of ice, pour the watermelon juice mixture in about 3/4 of the way to the top and add a splash of watermelon flavored sparking water. I buy Target’s brand of flavored sparkling water, but you can use anything. You don’t have to use watermelon flavored, but it just reinforces that delicious flavor, so I highly recommend 👍.
The result of your
hard not hard at all work? An icy cup of sweet, slightly fizzy, bright, fruity, refreshing liquid that you will crave all summer long. It’s a constant fridge companion for sure.
You guys. MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE TODAY. Now. Right this second. It’s very important….