Is it just me or do cocktails and summer (summer-like weather) just go hand in hand?? I’m not a huge drinker (unless its Jack Daniels, does that count?), but there is just something about summer that makes me LOVE a good cocktail! Only problem is, my happy hours have been dwindling because lately all my friends have been getting pregnant! It must be in the water. Luckily they are all major troopers and still come out to all the parties and gatherings I’ll be throwing this summer so I wanted to come up with a great mocktail that they could enjoy without feeling left out!
I introduce to you the watermelon lime mocktail. Lemme tell you….when I first made this, this pitcher was devoured by everyone in less than an hour, including the non-preggo ladies so it’s a good idea to double or even triple this recipe! This is made without any sugar, too so drink it without the guilt feeling and allow yourself to enjoy all the yummy barbeque goodies. You could of course add alcohol to this if you wanted to make a cocktail pitcher, but this is so great for all those mommys-to-be that I just HAD to share this!
8 cups seedless watermelon cubes
6 Tbsp raw honey (or agave)
⅓ cup fresh lime juice
1½ cups water
Few sprigs of mint
In a blender, puree watermelon cubes and strain into a large bowl through a mesh sieve. Stir in honey and lime juice and transfer to a pitcher.
Stir in water, add ice, mint and chill.