Happy Memorial Day! This holiday is more than just a day off of work, but a reminder of all of the men and women who have served and lost their lives for our country. If you are in the military, thank you for your service. We live in an incredible country and I am so thankful for you. To the husbands and wives of those serving, thank you for your sacrifice. It has to be difficult watching them leave and doesn’t get easier.
For those of you at home celebrating, here are three delicious cucumber + watermelon cocktails I will be sipping on by the pool today. I used Trader Joe’s Watermelon Cucumber Cooler, but you can make your own (by juicing a cumber with watermelon slices) or use what you would like.
These watermelon cocktails are refreshing, delicious, and the perfect refresher for a pool day. Since they don’t have any pre-made mixers or extra sugar, they are also “skinny cocktails”.
1 shot silver tequila
2 shots TJs Watermelon Cucumber Cooler juice from 1/2 lime
(optional) cucumber slice for garnish
Mix all liquid ingredients in shaker with ice. Use lime to rub down the side or rim of the glass. Roll in sugar. Pour juice in glass (add more tequila or juice to make stronger or weaker) and garnish with cucumber.
Watermelon Moscow Mule
Put all ingredients in shaker with ice. Fill mule mug with crushed ice and strain liquid into mug.
1 shot vodka
2 shots TJs Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
champagne or sparkling wine
(optional) watermelon slice for garnish
Pour vodka and juice in wine glass/champagne flute. Add champagne/sparkling wine to fill glass. Use watermelon as garnish.
Let me know which one you are most excited to try! Leave a comment below.