This is my July beverage of choice . It has been a hot summer, without much rain, so smoothies and iced beverages are going fast around here.
We recently purchased a commercial blender with a 1.5 horse power motor, that will grind up any frozen fruit you put into it , in no time . If you don’t have a commercial blender that’s ok , it just takes a little longer to blend that’s all.
John and I found ourselves with some left over watermelon one day, and wanted to do something easy with it , so this is what I did. You can omit the alcohol if you like.
~Watermelon Strawberry Daquiri~
- 2 cups (500mL) watermelon , chopped
- 2 cups(500mL) ice
- 2 cups(500mL) whole frozen strawberries
- splash of lime juice
- 1 tbsp(30mL) sweetener of choice or sweeten to taste
- 3 oz. (88mL) good amber rum( make sure it is 100% imported rum )
Put watermelon into blender and blend on low until liquid . Add strawberries a few at a time along with the lime juice, sweetener, and rum. Blend on low while adding ice a little at a time. The consistency should be slushy and thick .
Put into chilled glasses with a sprig of mint , pop in a straw and you are set to go .