Watermelon Bacardi Cooler is a refreshing watermelon rum cocktail. Made with fresh watermelon, it’s deliciously vibrant, for the perfect party punch.
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Watermelon Bacardi Cooler – Tipsy summer refreshment in a glass
The heat of the British summer varies from year to year. But when the temperature ramps up, this Watermelon Bacardi Cooler may be just what you need. A simple watermelon rum cocktail, it is heaven in a glass.
Heat or not however, the British love to make the most of the summer months. And being British, we will still insist on shorts and Barbeques, strawberries and ice lollies and cooling cocktails in the garden… rain or shine.
A favourite summer refresher is watermelon. Although not grown in the UK, in summer they are readily available in supermarkets. Their appeal is stark. From the colour and flavour to their sheer ability to quench thirst. This is the fruit that I head for when the weather warms. It simply shouts ‘Summer’… And if you want to get creative, it also works perfectly in a watermelon cucumber feta salad
The inspiration for Watermelon Bacardi Cooler
This Watermelon Bacardi Cooler recipe is inspired by a trip to the States a few years back. Sitting in a small café eating lunch, I ordered a watermelon Margarita on a whim, and was smitten.
Back home, there was a need to recreate the magic. And yes… This cocktail too was intended to be a Margarita. According to my minimal knowledge of cocktails however, a Margarita requires tequila. And I didn’t have any tequila…
Given I still wanted a cocktail with watermelon, I improvised. With Bacardi available, Watermelon rum cocktail it would have to be!
Watermelon Rum Cocktail… and it’s many alternatives!
I confess, the cocktail used for these photos is not my first watermelon cocktail experiment. On returning to the UK, it was enjoyed a few times ahead of the blog shots… Initially with a goodly dose of vodka.
When the vodka ran out, my watermelon rum cocktail was born. Either way, it tastes fab. So, whether you have vodka, white rum or tequila in your cupboard, I suggest you grab a bottle, a watermelon and some lime and whizz up a glass or two whilst the sun is shining.
Is Watermelon Bacardi Cooler easy to make?
As cocktails go, this Watermelon Bacardi punch is really easy to make. Everything simply gets thrown together and whizzed. All you need is a decent liquidiser and some glasses!
It’s that straight forward and the perfect choice to accompany those summer barbeques, garden parties and lazy warm days.
If you have kids who want to join the party, just whip up a non-alcoholic version with a little lemon or limeade in place of the Bacardi… And perhaps throw a couple of strawberries in for good measure.
Made my watermelon rum punch?
I’d love to hear what you think of my Watermelon Bacardi Cooler… So please leave a comment below, star rate the recipe or tag me on social media with your summer pics (links at the top of the page). If you fancy an iced version, we also have a Watermelon Mojito Granita on the blog, which is another perfect summer refreshment.
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Watermelon Bacardi Cooler
- sharp knife
- cocktail glasses
- ½ baby watermelon flesh – deseeded if necessary
- 1 lime juice only
- 2 tsp maple syrup approx – to taste
- 100 ml Bacardi (or Vodka) 2 to 3 shots approx measure – dependent on how strong you want your cocktail
- crushed ice
- extra lime slices/watermelon/mint to decorate
- Remove the watermelon flesh from the watermelon.
- Put the watermelon flesh, lime juice, maple syrup, and alcohol into a blender and pulse until smooth.
- Half fill (approx) each cocktail glass with crushed ice and then top with watermelon cocktail.
- Add an extra slice of lime/cubes of watermelon/mint leaves to decorate.
- Sit in the sun and enjoy!
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