The weather has been really hot and humid lately. You know it. When it reaches it's peak especially in the afternoon, all I dream of is plunging into a swimming pool and soak myself silly in the cool water for as long as I can. But the public pool is not very near where I live and I figure that by the time I decide to pack and go, I would have completely lost interest in wanting to go there in the first place!
While surfing through wonderful inspirational photos on pinterest the other day, I came across plenty of delicious-thirst-quenching watermelon coolers which would totally mimic a trip to the pool. (excuses, I know) So I told my husband that hey! I'm gonna make us some tomorrow! He was all for it!
There are so many variations of a watermelon cooler out there so I decided to do the simplest one, just to try it out. This is an adult drink, as I have added rum in it. But it's always an optional step if you want to make it for the kids.
Preparation time : 4 minutes Serves : 2
- seedless red watermelon, sliced into chunks and chilled (3 cups)
- 3 calamansi lime juice (or 1 more if you like the lime flavor!)
-1/4 rum (optional)
- A little sugar to taste (or your preferred sweetener)
Place the watermelon chunks, lime juice and rum into a blender and blitz till smooth. Add sugar to taste and another round of quick blitz, if needed.
Serve and be quench-i-fied!