Enjoy a healthier, hydrating Watermelon Rum Refresher this summer, or just anytime of the year you are seeking a lighter drink! A simple cocktail, taking less than 5 minutes to make, this is perfect to sip on at the beach, by the pool or if you want to transport yourself to a tropical paradise!
There is nothing I love more than a refreshing cocktail. They truly are my go to for a cocktail. While my personal favorites are spritzes and mojitos, this watermelon rum refresher is racing its way to the top of my list!
This cocktail is made with fresh watermelon, limes, rum, triple sec and seltzer. This cocktail is so simple to make, and requires very little prep! Let me show you how easy it is to make.
Ingredients for Watermelon Rum Refresher
Watermelon- I used a small watermelon, as this cocktail only calls for one cup of watermelon. You may, however, make a bigger patch and store this cocktail in the fridge. You may also sub watermelon for another juicy fruit such as honey dew.
Lime- Lime juice is key to help balance out this cocktail. You may omit it, but it may be on the sweeter side! You may also use lemons.
Rum - Rum is perfect of this cocktail, as it truly gives it island vibes. You may also use vodka or gin.
Triple Sec- This adds a little sweetness to the cocktail. You may omit or use grand manier.
Seltzer- I used plain seltzer for this cocktail, but you may use lime flavored, watermelon flavored or even vanilla would be tasty!
How to Make This Watermelon Rum Refresher
This cocktail could not be simpler to make! Simply muddle the watermelon in a shaker, then add in the rest of the ingredients, shake, strain and cheers! Option to garnish with more watermelon.
If you do not have a muddler, you may use the back side of a wood spoon.
If you do not have a shaker, you may use a glass cup or a mason jar!
Storing This Cocktail
This cocktail, completely strained, will last for up to 24 hours in the fridge!
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Juicy Watermelon Rum Refresher
- 1 Cup watermelon
- .5 oz maple syrup
- 1.5 oz rum
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 Plain Seltzer
- Using a glass, shaker or mason jar, muddle watermelon. If you do not have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon.
- Once muddled, add in rum, triple sec, maple syrup and lime and stir.
- Strain into glass. Add ice and fill to brim with seltzer. Cheers!