Watermelon Daiquiris

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!4th of July.  For all of us here in the States, that means a mid-summer vacation day, BBQ’s with friends and of course fireworks.  Ah, fireworks.  I have good memories of going to the fireworks show every year with my family.  I remember sitting on a hillside waiting for it to get dark enough for the show to start.  I’m pretty sure I would ask my mom what time it was about every minute or so.  Ah, the joys of parenthood, right?  Haha…I kid!  I’m sure it would be fun to see the excitement on your kids’ faces when they see fireworks for the first time.  Or maybe they would just run away crying.

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!As much fun as it was to go to see the fireworks each year, I think I got more excited to get fireworks to set off at home.  I remember going with my cousins one year to one of those big tents and buying a whole basket full of fireworks.  We went back to my grandparents’ house and set them off all night long.  (They lived out in the country, so it was the perfect setting for our own mini-fireworks show!)  I also remember running around throwing those little white poppers at my sister’s feet.  No wonder she developed (and perfected, I might add) that ‘fake cry’ that got me in trouble so many times when we were younger.  In hindsight, I really can’t blame her at all!

But let’s fast-forward 30 years.  I still enjoy the fireworks, but we don’t often go over to see the local show.  We can kinda see them over the trees in our backyard, so we usually just enjoy them from the comfort of our home.  Instead of the fireworks, I now look forward to grilling delicious food and hanging out with friends.  The 4th is a great time to just sit back and relax.  And since it’s usually hot, that means tasty drinks are in order, right?

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!Watermelon Daiquiris

We enjoy a good Pina Colada or Hurricane around here.  Truthfully, I often just reach for a cold IPA instead of the fruity drinks.  However, with the holiday coming up, I figured it was a good excuse to whip up a fun frozen drink.  I’d just picked up a watermelon at the grocery store, and that’s when it hit me…why not make a Watermelon Daiquiri?  Essentially just make a strawberry daiquiri, but replace the strawberries with watermelon.  Yup, that needed to happen!

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!I wasn’t sure how the watermelon would pair with the rum, but it totally worked.  We discovered a new favorite…and it wasn’t difficult to make at all.  In fact, the hardest part was just waiting for the frozen watermelon cubes to thaw slightly so that they didn’t jam up the blender.  Toss in a straw and garnish with a piece of watermelon, and you’ve got a great summer drink to serve on the back porch!  Oh, and an umbrella.  Frozen drinks require umbrellas.

Did you make a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Cheers!

Looking for more tasty seasonal cocktails?  Check out these other favorites, too:

Smores Martini
Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail
Jalapeno Margarita
Rusty Nail
Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

Watermelon Daiquiris

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!
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Prep Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 large daiquiris
Calories: 187kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon cubed
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ½ cup light rum
  • ¼ cup triple sec

Instructions

  • Place cubed watermelon on baking sheet and freeze for at least 3 hours, or overnight. (The frozen watermelon will be used instead of ice.)
  • Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with additional watermelon or lime wedges before serving.

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

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34 Comments

  1. So, I’ve never set off fireworks at home… I’m such a scaredy cat! But the most important words in this post are – “mid summer vacation day” because we need MORE of them :). On vacation you can relax, eat good food, and drink this refreshing drink! I just had the best watermelon from the store the other day, so I really want to try this daiquiri now! Love that you froze the watermelon. Great job, David!

    1. Oh my gosh…you are telling me, Heather! I am SO ready for this long weekend. Where in the heck has the summer gone? How is it already July!? This daiquiri is definitely a good option for the long weekend. Here’s to good food, good drink and a much needed break! Cheers!

  2. I still love throwing the white poppers at my sis’ feet, she still screams like when she was 8. Endless hours of fun! 🙂
    I’m sure she’ll forgive me if I give her one of these awesome watermelon daiquiris. Seriously legit cocktails!
    #WolkpackPyrotechnicians

    1. Hah..I totally agree, Mike! Hours of fun indeed. I haven’t seen any of those poppers in the store yet this year…I clearly need to search a bit harder because my sister’s feet need poppers. It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without it!

  3. Cool stuff, David! You may remember I’m not a huge fan of any alcohol, but rum and thus mojito and daiquiri – exception! Believe me or not, but a few years back I was making a lot of (I mean A LOT!) these cocktails and tried a number of combos (you can always ask me for another idea ha-ha). I tried watermelon mojito as well but never tried daiquiri though. Legit stuff!

    1. Watermelon mojito, you say? That sounds intriguing, Ben. We have a huge (I mean HUGE) watermelon in the kitchen waiting to be cut up right now…perhaps I need to try some mojitos with it!

  4. Hi David! I think this just got added to my 4th of July menu! It will pair nicely with the grilled shrimp lettuce wrap appetizer don’t you think? 🙂

    1. I absolutely think this would pair well with the grilled shrimp lettuce wrap appetizer, Dorothy! I love how easy this one is to make, too. You just gotta remember to freeze the watermelon cubes a couple of hours before you’re ready to celebrate. Enjoy, and happy 4th of July, my Tennessee friend! 🙂

  5. Ha, fireworks are a favorite of mine, love them and luckily living on top of the hill overlooking Sea World here in San Diego we get fireworks for free every evening at 8:50pm throughout the Summer! Yes, that’s 10 minutes of crack, pop and explode!
    I remember Hurricanes, yum. I also was a big fan of the daiquiris, too. Although I no longer drink this looks fantastic and my favorite lately is the non-alcoholic mojito… dang that’s a good one. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend Dave and Mrs. Spiced. #WolkpackPyrotechnicians

    1. Wait…you can see Sea World from your house? Who are you, Kevin? Are you really Bill Gates in disguise? That’s insanely awesome! Well, insanely awesome for you and Dave…maybe not so much for the dogs. You could totally make this daiquiri a virgin one without the rum. It would still be a tasty, refreshing summer drink. Have an awesome holiday weekend, my Wolfpack friend!

    1. Thank you so much, CHristina! These daiquiris were insanely delicious, and I suspect another batch will be in order this weekend. I hope you have a great holiday weekend, my fellow upstate NY’er (at least for a couple more weeks…haha!)

  6. Hi David! Again! When we had the law office in MI we had what we called “mental health Friday” on the last Friday of each month. Several of the local offices would shut down at noon and we would all drive over to South Haven, MI and spend the afternoon eating and drinking looking at Lake Michigan. We would each order a different cocktail and pass them around the table so everybody had a taste and then repeat the process, along with eating smoked shrimp, raw oysters and whatever else we fancied! This drink reminds of those times! 🙂 P

  7. Hi David! Again! When we had the law office in MI we had what we called “mental health Friday” on the last Friday of each month. Several of the local offices would shut down at noon and we would all drive over to South Haven, MI and spend the afternoon eating and drinking looking at Lake Michigan. We would each order a different cocktail and pass them around the table so everybody had a taste and then repeat the process, along with eating smoked shrimp, raw oysters and whatever else we fancied! This drink reminds of those times! 🙂 P.S. We usually stayed at a bed and breakfast there and, yes, there were more than a few hangovers!

    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds awesome, Dorothy! It also sounds like you had some pretty cool fellow office friends. I’m ALL about the mental healthy days. Sometimes you just need a day to stop and do nothing to recharge the ole batteries. I’m hoping this upcoming long weekend is just that for me! P.S. Now I’m craving cocktails and smoked shrimp. Haha!

    1. I’ve actually seen that on the news, Manali…it’s insanely hot (I mean HOT) out there on the west coast right now. I truthfully didn’t even realize it got that hot out there during the summer. I hear the heat is coming our way…and by heat, I mean mid-80’s. Haha! But I grew up in the South, so I know all about those hot summer days where you feel like you are about to melt. Enjoy the long weekend!

  8. Haha! Your poor sis! I guess that’s why my parents wouldn’t ever let me have any of those poppers when I was around my sis, when we were young ‘uns – they had me figured out good!
    This watermelon daiquiris sounds pretty ingenious, David! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before!

    1. Haha…and now you know why poppers were banned in your house, Shashi! They don’t do any harm, but man are they annoying…and fun. 🙂 I hope you and the fam have an AWESOME holiday weekend. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy it…that’s an order from me!

  9. LOL. your sister and Niki can totally hang out and set fireworks on us ha! I’m excited now- I thought it was illegal to set fireworks off yourself but clearly an Aussie thing again! These look awesome and the $$$ shot- The second photo! Nice one mate!

    1. Haha…thanks, Arman! I suspect we don’t actually want Niki and my sister (Courtney) hanging out. They might band together to come up with too many ways to get revenge on us. I hope you have a great long weekend, mate…full of fireworks and fun and lots of good food!

  10. I’m always scared to set off fireworks at home! But I love watching them. . this is why we stick to just going to a fireworks show . . but this year we might get some sparklers. . see, I’m living on the edge! 😛 love this watermelon daiquiri! perfection!

    1. Hahaha…living on the edge with sparklers is what it’s all about, Alice! I’m with ya, though…I need to go pick up some sparklers today so we are ready for the festivities this weekend. I hope you have a great long weekend…enjoy the fun! 🙂

    1. Hahaha…I think I might share your husband’s sense of adventure this year, Katie. Here’s to not burning down the back shed! 🙂 I hope you guys have an awesome long weekend!!

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