After being challenged by one of my sponsors to create a recipe using melons, I’ve seriously been addicted. The ideas were too many and my cravings got real y’all! So, these Melon Coolers were also created. Warning, these are too easy to make, too refreshing, and too easy to drink! After creating them I wanted them all day, every day.
For these I used a canary melon but you can use honeydew also. And just 2 more ingredients, limeade and mint, then you’re done. Blend right up and serve over ice! Too easy, right?! Well you could make your own limeade if you want a little more challenge.
We brought a little pitcher of this over to a friends house for game night. My girl friends all spiked it with different liquors to find out which combo was the best but I think it just came down to preference. They tried vodka, rum, and gin. I was still pregnant at the time so I chose the pure version but I think the gin would be my pick on a different day.
The mint, especially the garnish, is essential to the drink. OR so my toddler will tell you that. His little hands picked the mint leaves for this and garnished all of the drinks, all the while munching on a few leaves himself. He really loves mint, like LOVES it!
What are you drinking this summer? What’s keeping you cool and refreshed?! I love new drink ideas!
- 4 cups cubed melon
- 2 cups limeade*
- 15 mint leaves plus a few extra to garnish
Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with extra mint leaves.
For homemade limeade mix 2 cups water with 1/4 cup simple syrup and 1/4 cup lime juice (about 3-4 limes)