Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Watermelon Daiquiris

While soaking up some rays the other day at the beach with Trish and her kids, I couldn't help thinking how refreshing an ice cold drink would be. I just kept wishing a breeze our way, because it was HOT. These are the dog days of summer that this Florida native could care less for! After doing some research online, I found this quick, easy, and most importantly, refreshing recipe. If you are looking to beat the heat, give it a try.

Summer Watermelon Daiquiris
4 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed watermelon (diced small)
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup lime juice or juice of one lime
1/4 cup triple sec
1/2 cup club soda or sprite
ice cubes, as many as needed
fresh mint leaves for garnish

Freeze watermelon overnight. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend, adding ice until blender is at 5 cup level. Enjoy immediately.

If you have kids in the house, it's a good idea to freeze enough watermelon to make virgin daiquiris for them. Just replace the alcohol with 1/2 cup of sprite, and make theirs first.

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