Watermelon Daiquiri

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PREP TIME 5 min

Cocktail Type

Daiquiri

Great for

Summer

Difficulty

Easy

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiris served poolside

Planning a barbecue this summer? Make sure you’ve got this tasty Watermelon Daiquiri on the menu to really get the party started. This rum cocktail has summer entertaining written all over it and it will make a great addition to beach parties and garden gatherings. In our opinion, it’s so delicious you’ll want to make one even if it’s snowing out! What’s more, it’s super easy to turn this refreshing watermelon daiquiri recipe into a fantastic mocktail the whole family can enjoy.

 

QUICK TIPS

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For slushie cocktail, freeze cubes of watermelon on a tray, then store in freezer bags ready to blitz

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Tap a watermelon and, if you hear a deep hollow sound, it means it is ripe and juicy

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No matter the size, a good melon should feel heavy for its size

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INGREDIENTS

MAKE FOR

1 Person

1.5 Oz

45 Ml

1.5 Parts

3.5 Oz

105 Ml

3.5 Parts

watermelon cubes, deseeded
juice of ½ lime
to garnish a small wedge of watermelon
ice

INSTRUCTIONS

01

Put a handful of ice in a strong blender

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Add the rum, watermelon liqueur, lime juice and watermelon cubes

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Blitz until just smooth and serve in a cocktail or coupé glass

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Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and sip away

How to make the ultimate Watermelon Daiquiri

Traditionally, a Daiquiri is a mixture of a delicious rum muddled with a little simple syrup while fruity Daiquiris include a hero fruit that’s blended in to make a vibrantly colored sweet cocktail. This Watermelon Daiquiri is a little different as it also includes a measure of watermelon liqueur to boost the fruity deliciousness. If you can’t find watermelon liqueur, then a deliciously flavored gin would be a perfect addition too. Try O’Ndina Gin, a gorgeous small batch gin made with oranges and lemons from Southern Italian orchards and herby notes. The citrusy goodness makes this gin a great match for the Watermelon Daiquiri.

When it comes to choosing the rum, choose a subtly sweet rum such as Jamaican distilled Wray and Nephew white rum that’s full of character and flavor. For a Caribbean vibe, try Maison La Mauny Rum, where you can pick your level of booze from 40%, 50%, 55%, or 62% ABV.

How to make Watermelon juice

How often do you buy a hunk of watermelon and only get halfway through? Save the leftovers and make watermelon juice instead! Chop your remaining watermelon into cubes, ditching the seeds as you go, and blitz it in the blender. If you’re not making a Daiquiri like our recipe above, push the watermelon puree through a sieve to remove the thick pulp for tasty and smooth watermelon juice. Drink immediately as a refreshing breakfast juice or pour into ice cube trays and freeze to use in future Daiquiris.

To create a slushie cocktail, put the cubes of watermelon on a tray and freeze them ahead of time. Once frozen, store in freezer bags to keep them extra fresh. When the hot weather calls for cocktails, blitz the watermelon in the blender with the other cocktail ingredients following the method above, and there you have it! Insta-worthy frozen cocktails in a flash.

How to serve Watermelon Daiquiri

The Watermelon Daiquiri is the ideal crowd pleaser on long balmy afternoons in the sun as the hero or with other Easy Summer Cocktails. Serve this bright and beautiful cocktail in a cocktail or coupé glass if you have them, or cute tumblers would work just as well. Garnish with pretty-in-pink wedges of watermelon, a slice of lime, and a sprig of mint to up the wow factor. Pair this summer cocktail with all the best barbecue food, like scrumptious shrimps or chicken satay sticks. Nibbles like fish tacos and ceviche are also a perfect match.

For family get-togethers, you can make a non-alcoholic version by swapping the liqueur and rum for sparkling apple juice instead.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Watermelon, like most fruit, benefits from pairings with fresh lime juice as it adds an extra zing to cut through the sweetness and makes things all the better. Watermelon and strawberry is also a classic combination, or choose coconut to up the island vibes. For those who like it hot, pair watermelon with chilli for that sweet and spicy mix.

Choosing the best flavor Daiquiri is a tough one as there are so many delicious ones on offer, from watermelon to mango. Strawberry Daiquiri is one of the classics that’ll you’ll have seen on menus all over the globe, so learn how to make it with our easy recipe.

With so many options of Daiquiris recipes about, and the shaken and frozen versons too, there really is something for everyone. Ones not to miss are Mango Daiquiri, Strawberry Daiquiri or a Strawberry and Banana Daiquiri. If you’re in the mood for something a little more tart, then try a Lime Daiquiri. These are all made with rum but if rum isn’t your thing, then try our Strawberry Daiquiri with vodka for something different. Look out for other easy summer cocktails for more BBQ cocktail inspiration.

Typically, a Havana-style Daiquiri is made with rum. Normally, the cocktail calls for a white or light rum but you will find versions using dark rum, which has richer caramel tones, or spiced rum for something entirely different.