Watermelon-1-3 It’s no secret that Summer is just around the corner and while it may still be Spring we are well into the 70s and 80s here in Georgia so I think it’s safe to say that Summer-like weather has arrived.    Watermelon-1-7Despite being from a country with year round warm weather, I spend most of the summer hiding from the Georgia heat and seeking ways of staying cooling.   You can blame that on the 17 years spent living in NYC where jackets are worn 75% of the year.


A great way of staying cool is by drinking ice cold beverages and while I love water, I sometimes need a lightly sweetened alternative.   And this is it.   Let’s face it, watermelon is synonymous with cooling down.   Watermelon-1-4While I really don’t eat watermelon (there’s something about the sandy texture that doesn’t appeal to me), I do love the flavor.   When I came across this recipe with cucumber, it instantly sparked my interest since I’m a adore beverages with cucumber. Watermelon-1-2

This is absolutely refreshing and thirst quenching.   This will be in my rotation of summer beverages along with my strawberry mint lemonade, pineappleade, green mango drink and tamarind cooler.


Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
Recipe Type: Beverage
Author: adapted from Martha Stewart
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 8
  • 8 cups seedless watermelon cut in cubes
  • 1 whole cucumber seeded and chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. Place a large strainer over a bowl or pitcher then pour then strain the puree. Use the back of a spoon to help push the juice through the strainer. Discard the pulp. This is best served cold.