So you bought a giant watermelon, because you love watermelon and it was a good price. Plus it is summer – who doesn’t want to eat some watermelon. You ate a lot of watermelon, watermelon for days, but it still isn’t gone and you are worried it is going to go bad. What are you going to do?! You are going to cut it up into cubes, freeze it, and make kick-ass cocktails!
Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri
- 1½ ounces Light Rum
- ½ Orange Liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
- ½ lime, juiced
- 1 cup watermelon, cubed & frozen
- ice (as needed)
- garnish with a lime wheel
You are going to need a blender. Pour the light rum, orange liqueur, and lime juice in the blender. I usually use a cheap light rum like Castillo Silver for mixed fruity cocktails, but for a look at some other options check out this list of the best and worst cheap rums. Add the frozen watermelon cubes and blend till smooth. If you want it thicker, add a couple ice cubes (I usually add ½ cup at a time). Keep adding and blending until the desired consistency is reached. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel. Boom, you have an amazingly flavorful and colorful summer cocktail.
I normally shy away from frozen drinks because they are often overly sweet and watered down. The great thing about using frozen watermelon is that you don’t need to use near as much ice to make this frozen daiquiri, so you end up with a very balanced drink that is sure to become a summer favorite. Since the watermelon is frozen, you can make this cocktail whenever you feel like it and don’t have to worry about breaking open an entire watermelon, which I find normally prevents me from using watermelon in cocktails. When cost is a factor, you don’t want to waste anything. This cocktail helps you use every piece of watermelon and enjoy the sweet flavor whenever you want.
Total cost per drink? ~$0.83