Ahh the warm summer weather is pretty much upon us and nothing is more refreshing than a nice cold drink (or in terms of adults a nice cold alcoholic drink!). What's even better you say? How about a nice cold beverage with a summertime fruit - watermelon! I just love watermelon during the hot summer months. It is extremely refreshing and perfect to serve as is to guests as dessert after a barbeque style meal. I will be posting several watermelon recipes on FTY this coming week, brought to you by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. I am very excited about these recipes because I have so many fond memories eating tons of watermelon with my dad. My dad never failed to buy one at the grocery store and we would eat till our hearts content! So without further adieu, here is a refreshing grown up watermelon caipirnha recipe for you to try.

Just to note here: this recipe is brought to you by the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Recipe and photo: permission was granted prior to posting.

Makes 1 cocktail

  • 1 lime
  • 5 quarter-sized slices of ginger
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 6 chopped mint leaves
  • 2 oz watermelon puree
  • 2 oz cachaça (can substitute: vodka or rum)
  • 1 oz grenadine

Muddle lime, ginger, sugar, and mint, and transfer to a martini shaker. Add watermelon puree, grenadine, cachaca, and ice. Shake. Pour into glass and serve.

PER SERVING:283 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 0 g protein. % RDI: 0% calcium, 2% iron, 1% vitamin A, 13% vitamin C.

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