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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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  1. sounds fab :)

  2. Great for these lazy, hazy days of summer. Thanks for the recipe!

    • my family’s been doing this ever since i can reemmber – we squeeze some lemon in it also.it started because my dad was crazy about having tea in the house – and one day we ran out (oh dear) and my mom didn’t have time to go to the store so she improvised by throwing a big handful of mint from the yard with a lemon. now we don’t drink regular water on holidays. we also do sliced apple and sliced orange. its amazing. try it. please.

      Anonymous | 6/15/2012 12:06 am
    • Thank you Christina. :)

      Laura Friendly | 5/21/2012 12:05 pm