For a refreshing summer drink, you can’t go past this watermelon and strawberry cooler. Bonus: you get to consume one of your daily fruit servings at the same time!
MAKE COCKTAIL BASE
Add watermelon, hulled strawberries, mint, rum and lemon juice to a blender. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to do this in two batches. Process until well blended. At this point you can strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove strawberry seeds and mint pieces, if you like.
Divide mixture between individual glasses. Add a couple of ice cubes to each glass and top up with an equal mixture of lemonade and soda water. Stir gently to combine. Cut a slit in the top of each watermelon slice and arrange on the rim of each glass. Garnish with mint leaves and add straws, if using.
SPIRIT OPTIONS: Vodka or coconut rum (i.e. Malibu) are both good alternatives.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: This drink is naturally gluten-free.
INGREDIENT NOTES / SWAPS: You could use raspberries instead of strawberries. If you prefer a sweeter drink, use all lemonade. Alternatively, if you prefer less sweet drinks try just soda water instead. You can add a little caster sugar to the cocktail base if need be.
MAKE AHEAD: The cocktail base can be made a couple of hours in advance. Add the lemonade and soda water just before serving.
STORING: Drink it all up - this doesn’t keep for long!
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