Happy Friday and very happy third day to our Virtual Picnic that I’m taking part in with a whole bunch of great blogs.
Oh! Did I mention there are prizes?
We want your lovely picnic ideas so not only will you find a rafflecoptor entry at the end of this post but also a linky!
What would a summer picnic be without a great drink?
I love this one especially because it is so easily a kiddo friendly beverage and also an adult friendly beverage.
I love a hard working cocktail.
Summer memories for me mean massive amounts of watermelon.
As a kiddo my sister and I ate tonnes of watermelon while camping.
My mom would call us out of the lake and we’d munch for a bit checking out our sunburns (this was the 70’s and well, I’m pale) and planning our next water sport competition.
My dad would tell us that we shouldn’t eat the seeds because we’d have a watermelon plant growing out of us.
I, of course, took this as a personal challenge to have as many as possible. I’m still waiting for my plants.
Make a big batch of this beverage (it lasts for a few days in the fridge) and make your own summer memories.
Fill your blender with seedless watermelon chunks, ice, mint and lime cordial.
Lime cordial is a lime syrup that is found in your mixed drink section in the grocery store.
That’s the spot that’ll have pina colada, mai tai and mojito mixes.
Blitz everything until smooth.
Small one required her’s with a pink straw but here’s what DH wanted…
Fill a glass with ice and a shot of white rum, top with watermelon juice and,
Garnish with a chunk of watermelon.
A little warning, this is a super freshing beverage.
So refreshing that you won’t notice the rum and all that hot sun as it slides quickly.
- 4 cups watermelon chunks (rind cut off and no seeds)
- ¼ cup lime cordial
- ½ cup fresh mint
- 2 cups ice
- White rum.
- Blitz everything in the blender until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender you might have to do this in batches. The juice will last in the fridge for a few days.
- Drink as is or mix a drink at a time with 1 oz of rum and lots of ice.