Watermelon Daiquiri


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Rum and watermelon come together in this refreshing Watermelon Daiquiri recipe. Don't let summer pass you by without sipping on its deliciousness.

Last weekend we found ourselves enjoying these beauties. It's not like the weather was nice enough to have warranted such a cool and refreshing cocktail. However, the watermelon has been so sweet and I bought so many of those baby seedless ones, I had to do something with them.

I've also always associated the daiquiri as a frozen drink. However, after a little research, it's really the name for a family of cocktails whose main ingredients include rum, lime and sugar. Maybe I'm just feeling like I'm still on vacation in Florida, close to where the daiquiri became well known.

Story has it the daiquiri was invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. There is an iron mine in Cuba named daiquiri as well as a beach....hmmm, sounds like we have a connection. Miner...working in an iron mine...needs a drink after work...has only these ingredients in the pantry...proclaims it the daiquiri...shares it with all his friends...gains worldwide popularity? Are you feeling the connection?

Anyway, enjoy this drink, it was so nice to sip on!! This could also be made without the alcohol if you choose, a great option for any guests who might not be drinking. It would still taste great.

Summertime Watermelon Daiquiri

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Watermelon Daiquiri

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped Watermelon plus more for garnish
  • 6 Tablespoons Light Rum
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lime zest

Directions

  • Puree 2 cups chopped watermelon and strain (I did this in my food processor). Mix watermelon juice with rum, sugar, lime juice and zest in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake and strain into two small tumblers.
  • Garnish with watermelon slices.

Other Watermelon Cocktails You Might Enjoy:
Watermelon-Banana Rum Coolers
Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
Watermelon Fizz
Frozen Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon Martini

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4 Comments

  1. Yum! Such a lovely simple drink :)

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  2. I can’t wait to try these! I love watermelon so much and this recipe looks so easy!

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  3. Gloria 3

    Greetings! Saw this on Pinterest and repinned it. Thanks for sharing! It looks delicious and I hope to try it this Summer! Have a good one!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  4. Well, the weather hasn’t improved much since last weekend (we’re in Port Angeles), but I have watermelon in the fridge aging daily and it’s almost wine time, so I’m thinking a Watermelon Daiquiri will hit the spot. Good timing and thanks.

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