With Memorial Day and then the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s great to have a cool refreshing drink on hand you can make easily. Here is South Florida, its already above 80 degrees most days! I love to whip up and easy drink and make it more fancy by adding a decorative element. This punch is a sparkling watermelon flavored beverage and can be made as a cocktail or a mocktail (no alcohol) for the kids, or anyone who doesn’t drink alcohol. Family friendly fun!
1 part juice (We love Ocean Spray Cranberry Mango or Cranberry Pineapple)
1 part Sparkling ICE brand strawberry watermelon
Optional-Vodka (1+ ounces)
Star cookie cutter
For the Garnish
Use a cookie cutter to cut out star shapes out of the watermelon. You can certainly cut up a whole watermelon, and serve what you don’t use, it won’t go to waste on a hot day! Or you can always buy pre-cut watermelon slices in the produce department. Thread blueberries on the top half of the skewers, leaving room for the stars. Top each skewer with a watermelon star. These can be premade and stored in the fridge/cooler.
For the cocktail/mocktail
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the juice and Sparkling ICE drink. Add a splash ( or more) of lemon-lime soda. Add vodka if desired. Stir. Serve with a fruit skewer. I usually add a lime to the adult versions.
Hooray for the red white and blue!
Fun Fact: fruit skewers can be made of any combination of fruit, and work wonders as “magic wands” for a healthy party snack!
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