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Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Do you like watermelon? I love it. There is nothing better than a fresh slice of this delicious fruit, especially on a hot summer day. And what might be even better? A Watermelon Cucumber Cooler! This is a wonderful combination of watermelon, cucumber, mint, lime and vodka (optional of course). The watermelon and cucumber are clean and fresh, but it’s the mint that adds the special touch to this drink.

Cool and delicious, the perfect cocktail for any 80º F day.

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
by Laura Friendly
start to finish: 15 minutes
serves: 2 (makes about 2 cups)

  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed, cubed
  • ½ cup seedless cucumber, skin removed, cubed
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 tbsp)
  • 2 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 shots of vodka, optional

In a blender combine watermelon, cucumber and ice. Cover and blend until nearly smooth. Add in agave, lime juice and mint, blend well.

Strain mixture through a fine-mesh into a small bowl or pitcher, pressing out juice. Discard solids.

Stir in vodka, if desired, and serve immediately over ice. Garnish with fresh mint.

Other Laura Friendly summer recipes to try:
Strawberry Ice Cream (vegan & gluten-free)
Thai Peanut Butter Sauce (vegan & gluten-free)

All Images & Content are by Laura Friendly. This post is written and based on my personal experience and opinion on food. The information is not intended to replace professional medical counsel. Always seek the advice of your physician if you have a food allergy. And don’t forget to smile!

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