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Watermelon Fizz


Thanks for all the kind words yesterday, about the frustration with our house.  We are trying to communicate with our “renters” and get things worked out.  Seems like it is just going to take a few days.

Today it is time for Holiday Recipe Club again!  If you are interested in joining in the fun, make sure you contact Erin.  This time we are getting you ready for Memorial Day.  Our challenge ingredients were watermelon, beer, or pork.  I really thought about different things I could make with all 3.  It was really hard to pick a winner.  But in the end, I was thirsty :)

I made this without any alcohol, but if you want to turn it into an adult beverage some Gin would work well in here.  I made these the other day while my husband was at work.  He came home at lunch, and I was drinking one.  He made the comment “You are starting early today, huh?”  It took a little while to convince him, that no I was not drinking at 11:30 in the morning, by myself, and these were in fact non-alcoholic.  I almost made them the night before and shared them with my 7 year old, but it was getting dark, and I was lazy.

The watermelon and the lime work really well together in this drink.  It is just the right amount of tart and sweet together.  I am not usually a Ginger Ale drinker, but here I liked it.  I think Sprite would work well too.  Plus if you use diet soda, there are hardly any calories in here! I am giving you the recipe for 2 big glasses.  You could easily make a big pitcher of this to have at your Memorial Day get together.


Watermelon Fizz
 
Serves: 3
Prep time:
Total time:
 
Light and refreshing drink for summer
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon, diced
  • 2 limes
  • 1⅓ cup Ginger Ale
  • A few chunks of watermelon frozen, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for garnish
  • 3 oz Gin (optional)
Instructions
  1. Puree the 4 cups of watermelon in a food processor or blender. Pour through a strainer. You should have about 1 cup of watermelon juice. Fill each cup with ice. Pour about ⅓ - ½ cup of watermelon juice over the ice. Into each glass squeeze the juice of one lime. If using Gin add 1½ oz to each glass. Pour in ⅔ cup of Ginger Ale, and stir. Garnish with frozen watermelon, and a lime wedge.
Notes
Adapted from Eat Well

Watermelon (Gin) Fizz {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

 

 

Comments

  1. I’m sorry about the house, that much be such a pain. I hope you manage to get it sorted soon.

  2. These look SO amazing and refreshing! I have everything to make them! Can’t wait to try ‘em! Happy HRC day to you!

  3. Oh yum, I so wanted to make something like this!

  4. What a wonderful recipe and the photos are so pretty!!

  5. Love the pretty pink color of your watermelon fizz;-)

  6. yum, these sound fantastic + perfect for memorial day weekend. so pretty, too!

  7. This is so fun! We have a cookout this weekend and this would be just perfect!

  8. THESE ARE RIDICULOUS. I want one!!! Time to go get a watermelon!

  9. Wow! This looks so refreshing! Perfect for bbq we are having this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

  10. I love this drink, Erin! How refreshing for a hot summer day – can’t wait to make a pitcher!

  11. Yum! I’ve been looking for some watermelon recipes to try and this one is definitely one of them.

  12. You mean there is something wrong with drinking at 11:30 in the morning by yourself??? Actually I’m not much of a one for morning alcohol…typically it doesn’t appeal to me. I might change my mind for a watermelon fizz with gin though. I’m loving all these watermelon recipes, I’m trying to grow some watermelon (not easy in Montana), so I’m hoping to put them into good use.

  13. Love the color! I think I might just have to add a bit of Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka. :-) Enjoy the long weekend.

  14. I’m sorry you are having house troubles :( I think tonight you need to add some gin to the watermelon fizz!! ;-). I absolutely agree, watermelon and lime are a match made in heaven!!! Perfect drink for the memorial weekend!

  15. What a fantastic idea. I did a recipe with watermelon today too… You gotta love the abundance of watermelon this time of year. This looks fantastic and refreshing. :) Love the photos! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! ~ Ramona

  16. Gin? I think rum or tequila. I vote for rum though

  17. Love this! Gorgeous and refreshing to boot. What a great way to toast the start of the weekend :)

  18. This is so pretty, Erin! So refreshing too!

  19. This is my kind of drink, Erin, alcohol or not. My husband, the watermelon lover would drink a pitcher of this in one sitting but I can’t say I’d blame him! Looks great!

  20. What a pretty drink that looks so refreshing, I need to get us a watermelon this weekend and try it out. Have a stress free holiday weekend :)

  21. love this drink, looks so refreshing :)

  22. This looks so refreshing! Just screams summer! Great recipe, Erin! :)

  23. Yum that looks fantastic!! I think I’d add a dash of white rum to mine :)

  24. What a refreshing and beautiful drink :D
    Love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  25. Absolutely stunning drink. I want one. :)

  26. With or without alcohol these are so refreshing…and so pretty!

  27. Anne Marie says:

    I wanted to make a big batch of this for a party so I tweaked it just a bit. I cut up the watermelon and put it in the blender and added all of the puree to the punch bowl, not just the juice. Instead of lime juice, I used Simply Limeade and then sprite. So I used 6 cups of watermelon puree, 4 cups Sprite, and 1 1/2 cups Simply Limeade. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  28. Eddie Ross says:

    This is best summer drink, perhaps with a splash of vodka! Sip it poolside under the hot summer sun, what could be better?
    xo E + J

  29. This sounds deliciously refreshing and has such a pretty color! Saved.

  30. This is a great recipe – beautiful, delicious, perfect for the season and simple! It was very popular on RecipeNewZ yesterday and as such was featured on our new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ
    Congrats and thanks for sharing it on RecipeNewZ!

  31. Yum! This sounds so refreshing (and I would take mine with the gin, please!)

  32. This looks sooooo good!

  33. Watermelon and ginger ale!? How refreshing! This looks delicious. :)

  34. This looks so refreshing, and it is so pretty. Yum!

  35. This looks so delicious! Perfect for summer.

  36. this looks awesome! I got instantly thirsty! Thanks for sharing this idea, I will definately try making this at home!

  37. So sorry to hear things are not going as planned with the house. Hope you’ll reach a better agreement soon.
    Lovely watermelon fizz, so summer-y

  38. I’m not much of a drinker but I actually have been thirsty thinking about this drink over the weekend. I’m going to make this soon!!

  39. We love watermelon coolers! So kid friendly, and very easy to make it adult friendly, too!

  40. What a beautiful photograph! I make almost this exact same drink every summer only my version definitely contains vodka! :)

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