Saturday, May 4, 2013

Refreshing Watermelon Spritzer

Have you seen some of the gorgeous cocktail and drink pictures on Pinterest? Oh my gosh talk about making me drool all over my keyboard! I never realized that something with such an ugly name as 'beverage' can be so beautiful! Beverage, BEV-ER-AGE, what a weird word! You know those words that just make you uncomfortable, well I have got a few. Want to hear them? Great, and I would love to hear some of the words that make you shiver! Here are some of mine!

Moist, crusty, beverage,  gelatin...okay so I guess I don't have a long list. Maybe more will come to me soon because in my brain the list seemed much lengthier. Things always seem to be better in my head, except for this drink! Delicious!

Let's bring it back in from that tangent. Sometimes I have no idea how my mind goes from blog post beginning to middle and then somehow finishes it up and then tries to relate it to whatever recipe I am sharing. Honestly, I wonder how you follow my thought process on this bloggy blog. Well I hope you somehow manage because y'all are awesome! And to celebrate how awesome you are here is a light and refreshing watermelon drink that can be enjoyed by all for Cinco de Mayo!

Refreshing Watermelon Spritzer 
Crushed Ice
1/4 Cup Watermelon Juice (See Note Below)
1/4 Cup Coconut Water
1/2 to 3/4 Cup of Unflavored Seltzer
1. Fill glass with crushed ice.
2. Add watermelon juice, coconut water and seltzer to taste. 
3. Gently stir drink. 

For watermelon juice:
In the bowl of a food processor, puree mostly seedless watermelon. Once liquefied, strain puree through fine mesh sieve and press pulp to extract as much juice as possible. If desired, strain again. For super freshness, either use immediately or freeze. Then defrost for a short time on the counter or overnight in the fridge. 

This makes one big glass, or two small ones (pictured). 

Recipe loosely adapted from How Sweet Eats 


  1. looks like a perfect drink for a hot day. I also dislike the word moist (doesn't everyone?) and penetration....