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