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Watermelon limeade daiquiri is the perfect refreshing adult beverage for the hot summer days. The lime and mint add a pleasant refreshing taste.
While watermelon is a popular summer fruit, watermelon limeade daiquiri is not a common beverage. This recipe will show you how to make a watermelon lemonade daiquiri that is sure to be a crowd delight!
This recipe for watermelon limeade daiquiri uses no added sweeteners, sugars, or honey. The natural sweetness of the watermelon and limeade concentrate provides all the sweetness required.
To make this delicious daiquiri, you will need the following key ingredients:
Organic watermelon juice is sweeter and contains more vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. Then conventionally grown watermelon.
Frozen Lime Concentrate
Lime concentrate does two things. First, it saves us time, so we do not have to freeze the watermelon. Second, it provides a flavor that brightens and complements the watermelon.
Spiced rum is distilled from white sugar and molasses. It also has added caramel coloring and warm spices. Which contributes to its sweet aroma and taste.
Mint provides a light and refreshing taste. It's also high in antioxidants which help keep the immune system and prevent inflammation.
Vodka is great alcohol because its flavor is subtle. The watermelon and lemon flavors in the recipe can stand out without being overpowered by any other taste.
How do you make a watermelon lemonade daiquiri?
Making watermelon daiquiris at home is much easier than finding a daiquiri shop that’s near you.
In a food blender add the watermelon, blitz on high for 30 seconds. You should have 2 cups of watermelon juice. Add the frozen lime concentrate, mint, spiced rum, vodka, and ice. Blitz on high for 30 seconds. Evenly divide daiquiris amongst 6 cups, garnish with a mint sprig, lime slice, frozen watermelon ball and straw, serve immediately.
Seedless watermelon have a deeper yellow belly than seeded watermelon, which on the surface seems like a great thing but I think it has to do with it being a gmo watermelon.
Seeded watermelon has a natural yellow belly that has a lighter hue but is how traditional watermelon looks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about making watermelon daiquiri:
To make a non-alcoholic daiquiri omit the rum and vodka. You will still have a thirst-quenching delish drink that the whole family can enjoy. You can add lemon or lime juice in place of the alcohol.
Picking the perfect watermelon can seem like a shot in the dark. To pick the perfect watermelon every time, there are a few key things to look for.
Watermelon should have a hard rind. The watermelon is ripe when it has a yellow belly. When you find one like this, go ahead and buy it!
Do not pick a watermelon that has a white belly or no color on the belly. The watermelon is not ripe and will leave you disappointed by the lack of sweet watermelon flavor.
Watermelon seeds are full of benefits the human body needs, like magnesium, copper, and potassium in only one cup of seeds.
All of these minerals contribute to stronger bones and improves bone health from the minerals in them.
Watermelons are harvested in July or August, so they will be fully matured by the time you find them on store shelves in September or October.
Look for watermelons that are plump, heavy for their size, and have a yellow belly.
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What are the health benefits of watermelon?
Although we’re making a daiquiri out of watermelon by using fresh seeded watermelon, we are still reaping the benefits of the marvelous fruit.
Here’s a list of 5 health benefits of watermelon:
- Improves bone health
- Can improve heart health
- Can relieve muscle soreness
- Can lower inflammation
- It can help reduce blood pressure
Can Watermelon daiquiri be frozen?
Absolutely! Watermelon lemonade daiquiris freeze well. I like to use a clean plastic gallon milk container. Place the watermelon daiquiri inside the container, cover, and place in the freezer for 1 month. Thaw for 15 minutes and shake before enjoying.
Common One to One Substitutions:
Seedless Watermelon= Seeded Watermelon
Frozen Lemon Concentrate = Frozen Lime Concentrate
White Rum = Spiced Rum
Your Liquor of Choice = Vodka
More Refreshing Summer Beverages
Everyone doesn't like watermelon daiquiris, but they don't want to be left out only drinking water. Here's a list of some other refreshing summer beverages for guests, like alcoholic or non-alcoholic options:
Here's a list of some great recipe options to pair with your watermelon limeade daiquiris:
- Texas Style Oven Brisket with Easy Spicy BBQ Sauce
- Grilled Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon
- BBQ Chicken
- BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Creamy Coleslaw
- Fresh Fruit Tart with Lemon Pastry Cream
I hope you find this watermelon daiquiri recipe to be a refreshing summer drink that brings back memories of your childhood. If you like the finished product, please feel free to share it with others and leave me a comment below! Happy watermelon season!
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Watermelon Limeade Daiquiri
- 2 ½ cups chopped seeded watermelon
- 24 oz. frozen lime concentrate
- 6 leaves of mint plus more for garnish
- 3 oz. spiced rum ⅓ cup
- 3 oz. vodka ⅓ cup
- 6 cups ice
- 1 lime sliced
- 6 frozen watermelon balls
- In a food blender add watermelon, blitz on high for 30 seconds. You should have 2 cups of watermelon juice. Add the frozen lime concentrate, mint, spiced rum, vodka, and ice. Blitz on high for 30 seconds. Evenly divide daiquiris amongst 6 cups, garnish with a mint sprig, lime slice, frozen watermelon ball and straw, serve immediately.
- Use a dry measuring tablespoon to scoop out watermelon balls, place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.