Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

For me, watermelon always signaled the on-set of summer. No school, sleeping late and backyard barbecues. I can’t think of any other food that evokes such positive emotions in me. Well, maybe chocolate cake, but watermelon is a close second.

I recently had the whole family over, and son #1 who is a professional chef, was doing the cooking. I was relegated to prepare dessert and beverages. I knew of course that I had to serve these watermelon coolers. It’s the only way to say, kick off those shoes and don the flip flops, summer’s here! Anyway, I kid you not, this is a most refreshing treat. The cucumber and mint in the drink temper the watermelon’s sweetness, and the lime juice adds just a bit of tartness. The mason jars and pink striped straws just make it so darn cute. And who doesn’t like cute.

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

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Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Mama’s Tips: I like to garnish these drinks with a slice of watermelon and a sprig of mint.

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Recipe: Easy

44 thoughts on “Watermelon Cooler

  1. yum! My favorite fruit! Watermelon brings me wonderful memories. I’d love to try this. How would this work on a juicer? After juice is done, then add the ice on the blender and the juice? Would it be the same?

  2. Mama S – this could be your best summer item ever!! I LOVE everything watermelon – so I am definitely making this one!!!! It looks delicious!

  3. It’s so refreshing, this also gives me another way of using the mint that’s quickly taking over my veggie beds. Until now I was only using the mint for tea and mojitos, any other suggestions using mint? Thanks

  4. I made a very similar drink for my girlfriends and their husbands this past weekend. I did not use mint, but I think next time I will definitely add some! The watermelon I used was so sweet on its own that I did not need to add any extra sugar. Instead of making it a slushy beverage, I made it an adult beverage by adding some vodka and icing it down in a cocktail shaker. They were a huge hit and everyone was suprised that they were not overly sweet. The cucumber and lime definitely rounded everything out; I can’t wait to add the mint. Beautiful photos!

  5. Very cute and look amazing! I’m hoping to have watermelons be successful in the garden this year- though they will be more of a summer end fruit by then. If they turn out- totally going to make these! And in relation to making it an “adult beverage” per ToddlerMom- I was thinking a bit of Cherry Rum would be a delightful touch!

  6. Wow these pictures are beautiful, looks like it could be in a Martha Stewart magazine! The recipe is very easy too, so I will be trying this out the next time the watermelons look good in the grocery store.

  7. Beautiful! I have a recipe somewhere for watermelon and mint popsicles, and they are so yummy. What a great combination and lovely presentation!

  8. These are so pretty! I love watermelon infused water, so I think I would like this too πŸ™‚
    I have a question about your photography; unless you have a hot pink wall in your house (possible) how do you get such a lovely solid background color? I like the way you pose your food!

    1. Erin, thanks for your comments. I just go to my local art supply store and purchase art paper or foam core board, or poster board. Sometimes I use fabrics, pieces of wood or even battered cookie sheets make interesting backgrounds.

  9. i love watermelon. i made a shake using watermelon and banana and it’s quite good. i haven’t thought of adding cucumber before. i will try your recipe next time.

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