Watermelon always seems like a great idea at the time but what do you do with leftover watermelon? I say you mix it with rum and make a daiquiri out of it! This cold and refreshing watermelon daiquiri is the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. Mix up a batch, grab a book, and hit the pool!
- 6 Cups Watermelon, Cubed
- 6 oz Silver Rum
- 4 oz Frozen Limeaid
- 3 oz Sprite Zero
- ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
- 1.5 lb Ice
- In a large blender, combine watermelon, rum, limeaid, Sprite Zero, and kosher salt and blend until smooth.
- Add the ice and blend until the ice is completely pulverized and you have a slushy mix.
- Store in the freezer for 30 minutes – 1 hour to let it firm up a bit. Don’t let it freeze all the way or you won’t be able to pour it.
This drink recipe – like most of my other drink recipes – is adapted from my friend Lisa’s daiquiri recipe and is a great base for any daiquiri you might want to make. Just replace the watermelon with whatever fruit you have on hand!
Freeze leftover fruit in one cup batches to use for daiquiris and smoothies throughout the year.
Watermelons are 92% water so look for one that is “heavy for its size.” What does “heavy for its size” mean? When you pick it up, you should think to yourself, “gee, that’s heavier than I thought it would be.”