Sunday, July 10, 2011

Watermelon Fizz

As you may have noticed, we've been a little excited about coming up with concoctions to whet our whistles over the summer months. If I could pick one food that embodies this season, it would be the lovely and brilliantly pink watermelon.

We got out the juicer and made fast work of a watermelon that we had. I was shocked by the vibrant pink of the resulting juice. I thought that because watermelon has such a high water content that it might be a little more, well, watered down. But it is a lovely color, and the juice is so refreshing!

We added a little more pep to our drink by adding a 1:1 ratio of soda water. Bubbles! This drink is non-alcoholic, although you could easily add in a shot of vodka. And we also tried our hand at mint ice cubes - ice cubes with a mint leaf frozen inside. It didn't do a whole hell of a lot for flavor but it was cute, and we're suckers for cute.

To make mint ice cubes, you fill up cubes about a 3rd of the way and freeze. Place the mint leaves in, and fill up another 3rd. Once frozen, fill up the final 3rd. It doesn't take very long to do each layer (maybe 15-20 minutes), so it isn't quite as laborious as it sounds.

Watermelon Fizz

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 cup soda water (we used Perrier)
  • Mint ice cubes
First pour watermelon juice into a tall glass, top off with the sparkling water. This order reduces the amount of foam created.  Plop in a few mint ice cubes and enjoy!


  1. watermelon is the best thing to eat and drink at this time and this looks stunning!

  2. This is gorgeous! I have a huge watermelon to use up some I'm trying to find creative ideas. Nothing like a little sparkling fruit juice for a hot summer day and those ice cubes definitely take it up a notch.

  3. Mint ice cubes! Brilliant!
    It's so funny, I actually blogged about a watermelon beverage this week too!
    There must be something in the air... :)
    Yours is much prettier though, I love the pictures.

  4. this is summer in a glass! looks so wonderfully refreshing + perfect for these warm days. i make a watermelon margarita + this would be a nice non-alcoholic version to serve, too. + since we grow our own mint + make our own sparkling water, we'd only need to buy watermelon - delicious + inexpensive - i like it. =)


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