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Memorial Day Watermelon Cocktails

May 30, 2016
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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”.

Watermelon Margarita

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1 shot silver tequila
2 shots TJs Watermelon Cucumber Cooler juice from 1/2 lime
(optional) cucumber slice for garnish
(optional) sugar

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

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1.5 shot vodka (I love Prairie organic vodka or Tito’s)
2 shots ginger beer2 shots TJs Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
juice from 1/2 lime

Put all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Fill mule mug with crushed ice and strain liquid into mug.

Watermelon Fizz

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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.

Enjoy!

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Let me know which one you are most excited to try!  Leave a comment below.

 

46 Comments

  • Reply Julie M May 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Yum! I’ve done the watermelon mule before by puree-ing some watermelon chunks I had at the time.

    • Reply Jessica May 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

      It’s so good!! The cucumber gives it a little extra something too. 😉

  • Reply Five Marigolds May 31, 2016 at 7:23 am

    These look soo good! Thanks for sharing these great summer recipes.

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Thank you! OF course! Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply Carlee May 31, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Yum! These all sound perfectly refreshing for a hot summer’s day!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 8:37 am

      My thoughts exactly!

  • Reply Tawni May 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Oh my gosh, YUM! I want to try all of these!!!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      You should! They are great!

  • Reply Penny Struebig May 31, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I love watermelon! These will be great recipes to have on hand this summer.

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Reply Katie May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Oh wow, those look so yummy!! Totally perfect for a summer afternoon by the pool!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks, girl! I can’t wait to come up with others this summer.

  • Reply Lauren May 31, 2016 at 9:44 am

    This looks so good! A perfect summer drink!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you! It was wonderful.

  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness May 31, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Watermelon Moscow Mule?!?! Seriously so clever! Being 7 months pregnant during the summer is brutal. I just crave a nice, refreshing cocktail!! You have some awesome ideas Jessica!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Oh, pregnant in the summer is the worst! I am so sorry. I am sure you are ready for that baby to come out! You are so close! 🙂

  • Reply Aishwarya Shenolikar May 31, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Summers in India are horrible. A drink like this is perfect to gain some chill. Looks lovely! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you! I am sorry they are horrible. They get really humid and hot in Dallas, but pools and yummy drinks make it bearable.

  • Reply JeeYoung May 31, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    mmm saving these!! they look so yummy!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks girl!

  • Reply Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander May 31, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    YUM! I love watermelon, so I need to try all of these!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Me too! I have been on such a watermelon kick lately, so they were perfect!

  • Reply Lacey May 31, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Yum nothing says summer like watermelon! I can’t wait to try some

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Right?! Those are my thoughts exactly.

  • Reply Joanna May 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Yum! I really want to go try out that watermelon fizz now! That’s like the perfect summer drink:)

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      It was so good and so easy! 🙂

  • Reply Willow May 31, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    All of these sound wonderful! I think the Watermelon Moscow Mule is one I would like to try first!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      That is my favorite! So yummy!

  • Reply Maggie Unzueta May 31, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This looks like the perfect summer drink! Cheers. 🙂

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Cheers! I hope you make it and enjoy it!

  • Reply Neely (@Neelykins) May 31, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I LOVE watermelon cocktails! Sounds so good!!

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks, girl! They were all so delicious! 🙂

  • Reply suzanne May 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    These look delicious and so refreshing! Pinning 🙂

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    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you! Always appreciate a pin. <3

  • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I love watermelon…and cocktails 🙂

    • Reply Jessica May 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you! I love all both of those too. 😉

  • Reply Dia All The Things I Do May 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    These are perfect summer cocktails! I really wanna take a shot at the Moscow mule. I don’t know why drinking mules always makes me feel fancy lol

  • Reply Susannah May 31, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Oh yum! I want to try both these drinks!

    • Reply Jessica June 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

      They are all so delicious! 🙂

  • Reply Rica@Yoga Mat Monkey.com June 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Perfect pool side beverage, I think. Watermelon is my go-to fruit for hot days. Thanks for sharing this. It looks awesome!

    • Reply Jessica June 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

      I used to hate watermelon. Now I am sad I missed out all of these years. Agree completely!

  • Reply Carly @ FitLiving Eats June 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I love the idea of the watermelon moscow mule… YUM!

    • Reply Jessica June 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

      That was my favorite one for sure. 🙂

  • Reply Ruthie Ridley June 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    This looks tasty! Never had a moscow mule!

    • Reply Jessica June 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

      You should change that! By far one of my favorite mixed drinks. So yummy!

  • Reply Chelsea June 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I LOVE watermelon! These have my name written alllll over them.

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