The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail) The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail)

Whenever she goes marketing with us, Sam asks if we could buy watermelon. If we have space in the fridge, I say yes. If not, I say next time. She wasn’t with us at the supermarket last weekend but there were seedless watermelons galore and we did have space in the fridge for a whole watermelon. So, I asked Speedy to pick one for her. We had some of the watermelon for dinner on Sunday, I packed some for Sam to bring to the condo and what was left became this cocktail drink.

From the minute I started cutting the watermelon, Chris de Burgh’s “The Lady In Red” was playing inside my head. No wonder I chose those shapely whistle-bait glasses in which to serve my watermelon and coconut rum cocktail. But it isn’t just the sexy look that makes this cocktail drink a stunner — it’s the refreshing flavors too! 


  • 1/2 watermelon (seedless, please!)
  • 1/4 c. of simple syrup (or, to taste)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 3 generous splashes of coconut rum
  • a small bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • ice cubes, to serve


  1. Scoop out the watermelon flesh and dice (you may want to reserve a few slices for garnish).
  2. Put the watermelon in the blender. Puree.
  3. Strain the puree.
  4. Pour back the strained watermelon juice into the blender. Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, coconut rum and mint leaves. Pulse a few times to mix and chop the mint leaves.
  5. Put ice cubes into glasses and pour in the mixed cocktail drink.
  6. The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail)

Quick notes

Next time, I’ll use lemongrass-infused simple syrup instead of plain simple syrup.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4 The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail)