For all of you Mamas-to-Be: introducing the Watermelon Margarita mocktail. Fresh watermelon juice, citrus and a splash of flavored sparkling water make this drink SO refreshing…plus quite healthy! Perfect for summertime.
One of my favorite parts of summer is holding a frosty drink in hand and sitting on the patio. Until this little one is born, my frosty drink is a mocktail. I’ve been on a kick lately to create the BEST mocktails so I’m not missing the fun part of the drink. I mean, look at this drink–it’s still fun!
If you’re on of the fortunate souls who can enjoy alcohol, add coconut rum, vodka or tequila to this drink to kick it up a notch. This would be fab as a pitcher drink, too!
The key to any great drink is fresh ingredients. Watermelon is finally coming down in price and I’ve been gobbling it up. You’re going to need SEEDLESS watermelon for this drink and there will still be a few white seeds…but I don’t mind those. I like to blend mine and store in a mason jar. If you’re anti-seed, just strain it quickly before adding to the mason jar.
The base for most of my mocktails is this DIY sour mix. It’s quick and easy to whip up, you just juice some citrus and make a quick simple syrup (water and sugar). I like to make this 2-3 times a month and store it in my refrigerator for the weekend. Ricky enjoys his regular cocktails and I have my preggo mama drinks.
You can use any flavor or brand of sparkling water for this drink, but I’m really digging this watermelon variety from Target. The new Aquafina Orange Grapefruit would be delish too!
- 1 cup DIY Sour Mix
- 3 cups Fresh Seedless Watermelon
- 2 limes: 1 sliced into rounds , other sliced in half
- Agave nectar , to taste
- Flavored Sparkling Water (I love Simply Balanced Watermelon from Target)
- Optional: sugar/salt rim to glasses.
In a blender, add watermelon, juice of 1 lime and a drizzle (up to 2 teaspoons) agave nectar. Blend until juiced. Pour into a mason jar.
Using a cocktail shaker, add 1 cup watermelon juice, 1/2 cup DIY sour mix and a drizzle of agave. Add a handful of ice. Shake until chilled.
Rim glasses with sugar/salt mixture.
Pour mockarita into 2-3 glasses. about halfway full. Top with sparkling water.
Use a lime round for garnish. ENJOY!
Tip: to make into a pitcher drink, add 2 cups watermelon juice, 1 cup sour mix, 2 cans sparkling water, plus slices of limes and ice. Agave to taste.
To make alcoholic, simply add 1.5 ounces of tequila, coconut rum or vodka to each drink.