Watermelon Sparkle

wmelon sparkle

Have you been feeling the heat? On those days when hot, hot, hot becomes a threat, try this refreshing, quenching, hydrating, nourishing, cooling, delightful “cocktail.” With its pretty pink sparkle, it’s also perfect for picnics or summer celebrations!


My Mum texted yesterday to tell me she’s just finished up the remains left over from a family gathering we had last weekend. “Still delicious!” she wrote. So whip it up ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge. That way you will have it when you need it most. Apparently it will keep for a couple of days.

melon smoothie

You could also skip the sparkling water and just drink it as a smoothie.
watermelon smoothie

Watermelon Sparkle

Watermelon, 2.5 cups cubed
Cucumber, 1 inch peeled
Water, 1/4 cup
1 Lime, juiced
Mint, 5-6 fresh leaves
Cardamom, 1 pinch
Pink Salt, the teeniest tiniest pinch (optional)
Sparkling Water

Put all ingredients, except the sparkling water, in a blender and puree until completely liquified. Fill a glass halfway with this watermelon smoothie. Top up with sparkling water, garnish with a mint leaf, and enjoy.


What’s your favorite way to keep cool in summer?


13 thoughts on “Watermelon Sparkle

  1. I am trying to sip this wonderful “cocktail” as I type. It is sooooo good and refreshing.
    Can’t wait to share it with everyone I know! Thank you, Laura

  2. Wow! Sounds super refreshing. It has been unusually hot here this week. I will try this puppy out.

    Just experimented with coconut water, lime and cardamom yesterday. Yummy!

    1. Britt, We were in the Chicago area last weekend, so I know how hot it was. These “Sparkles” helped, but we love coconut water, too. Sending you cool breezes of love.

  3. Reblogged this on Ready for Insight and commented:
    I made this last night and it was divine and just what one needs in 34 degree heat. Watermelons have to be lugged back from the supermarket unfortunately but they are cheap (they are at No Frills, $2.97!) and they are utterly cooling and quenching. At least you’ll have a fantastic drink at the end of of it. Enjoy!

  4. I have been drinking this every night for weeks while my husband has his beer. I skip the sparkling water and add lime, mint and basil for some added zing. It is a craving-cutter for sure!

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