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I love a good summer cocktail recipe but the last thing I want to do in the summer is spend time making hot simple syrup over the stove. Instead I look for ways to bring sweetness to my drinks either through a sweet fruit or by mixing in pre-made juices. In this case it's a little bit of both: sweet seasonal watermelon and pre-made lemonade. I squeeze fresh limes into this to add a twist of tart citrus that's super refreshing in this hot hot heat!

Ingredients for each serving:

1/2 lime

2 ounces sweetened lemonade of choice

2.5 cups chopped seedless watermelon

1.5 ounce white rum

 

Directions:

Chop the watermelon (don't use rind) and blend in the blender

Pour through the mesh strainer into the drinking glass (or into a spouted bowl to minimize the mess and then transfer into each drinking glass.)

Add 2 oz of lemonade to each glass

Juice a half section of lime and add to glass, repeat for all glasses

Add 1.5 oz of white rum to each glass

Stir and top with ice before serving. I love these oversized ice cubes for cocktails because they melt slower than smaller, standard ice cubes and don't water down your drinks as quickly-- another hot weather bonus! Grab a large ice cube tray just like mine right here!

Enjoy!

xoxo Lindsay

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