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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.

The Lady In Red (Watermelon and Coconut Rum Cocktail) |

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)

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: blended cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Connie Veneracion


  • 1/2 watermelon (seedless, please!)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup or to taste)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 3 generous splashes coconut rum
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
  • ice cubes to serve
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  • 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.
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The Lady In Red (watermelon and coconut rum cocktail)