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.
Watermelon and coconut rum cocktail because… from the minute I started cutting the watermelon, Chris de Burgh’s “The Lady In Red” was playing in my head. But it isn’t just the sexy look that makes this cocktail drink a stunner — it’s the refreshing flavors too!
The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail)
Scoop out the watermelon flesh and dice (you may want to reserve a few slices for garnish).
Put the watermelon in the blender. Puree.
Strain the puree.
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.
Put ice cubes into glasses and pour in the mixed cocktail drink.