Food + Wine

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Slushies

No time for words, the outdoors are calling me.  And so is this drink.

It all started Fourth of July when I carried a watermelon…

(where my dirty dancing fans at?)

This sucker weighed 50 pounds, which I was not prepared for.

And that is not an exaggeration.  I wonder if that’s how much Jennifer Grey’s melons weighed?

So I’ve had a lot of watermelon since then.  Today I juiced most of what was left and made up a batch of these yummers!  It’s an excellent drink to have on a hot summer day when you’re out in the sun.  Watermelon is very hydrating, as it’s mostly all water (over 90%) and it offers some natural sun protection (but please don’t skimp on the sunscreen!!)… as well as many other health benefits.

These blended drinks are a cinch to make and are extremely healthy, naturally sweetened only by the melon itself, and very, very refreshing.

Make some!!


makes 1 quart

In a blender, add the following…

  • 4 cups watermelon chunks, seeds removed (or 4 cups fresh watermelon puree/juice)
  • 1/2 standard cucumber, skin peeled, cut into chunks
  • juice of 1 large and juicy lime
  • handful fresh mint leaves
  • 8 count pour of vodka (can also sub other spirit of choice – gin, tequila or light rum would be excellent choices… OR make it virgin!  It’s really yummy as is too!)
  • (optional- squeeze of agave nectar/honey if you like a sweet drink.  This ends up being a little less sweet than watermelon is naturally because of the added cucumber and lime, but I enjoy the sweet-tartness of it!)

Blend until completely smooth.

Freeze until frosty.

OR put in one of those insulated slushy cups (like this one here on Amazon) for a quicker drink 😉

Sip, slurp, sun.


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  • Reply Gail July 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I’m getting up from my desk to Make This Right Now. Perfect. Thanks, Abbey!

    • Reply Everyday Champagne July 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Haha!!! Love it. Thank you!! I have SO much watermelon to drink 😉

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