Watermelon Fizz Mocktail

Watermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelonWhen it’s too hot to move, sipping on something refreshing and fruity with a little zing is just the thing. Made with hydrating watermelon, cooling mint, balancing lime and your choice of “fizz,” this Watermelon Fizz Mocktail serves as a delightful afternoon pick-me-up or happy hour cocktail swap. (I made mine with probiotic-rich kombucha, but a splash of sparkling water is equally refreshing.) Ready in just 10 minutes, this electrolyte-rich mocktail leaves you feeling energized and replenished. Best of all it’s easy to prepare and can be made with either a juicer or a blender. Served over crushed ice, its light aromatics, fresh melon flavor, and sparkly finish make this mocktail the perfect summer sip.

Watermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelon

Watermelon is a natural source of vitamin C, potassium, the phytochemical lycopene (a carotenoid responsible for watermelon’s vibrant hue), and the amino acids L-arginine and L-citrulline. Watermelon juice has been studied as a functional food in relation to vascular health and as a purported ergogenic aid.

Watermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelonWatermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelonWatermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelon

With the radiant heat of summer upon us, this watermelon fizz mocktail has served me well on many an afternoon. I hope it serves you well too. Cheers!

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Watermelon Fizz Mocktail » Homegrown Provisions // #plantbased #mocktail #watermelon

Watermelon Fizz Mocktail

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2-4

Ingredients

Watermelon Fizz Mocktail

  • ~2.5 lbs seedless watermelon (1/2 of a mini “personal” watermelon)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed (plus extra for garnish)
  • generous splash of kombucha or sparkling water (experiment with flavors!)

For Serving

  • crushed ice
  • watermelon slices for garnish
  • mint sprigs and/or edible flowers for garnish

Instructions

Centrifugal Juicer Method

  1. Cut the watermelon into medium-sized pieces (carefully removing the rind). Cut the peel away from the lime.
  2. Add about half of the watermelon to the juicer*, then the mint, followed by the lime and the rest of the watermelon (collecting the juice in a pitcher). Set the watermelon juice aside. (If you wish to strain any remaining pulp, use a fine mesh sieve to do so before pouring your watermelon juice into glasses.)
  3. Add crushed ice to your glasses. Pour 2-4 ounces of watermelon juice in each glass. Top with kombucha or sparkling water. Garnish as desired and serve. Cheers!

Blender Method

  1. Cut the watermelon into medium-sized pieces (carefully removing the rind). Add the watermelon pieces and mint leaves to a powerful, high-speed blender. Whirl away for about a minute or so, or until watermelon is completely smooth and juicy. Strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher to remove any undesired pulp and/or mint leaves.
  2. Roll the lime against the countertop a few times (to help prime it for juicing) and then cut it in half. Use a wooden reamer, citrus squeezer, hand juicer (or your hands), to squeeze lime juice into the pitcher. Give the watermelon juice a stir with a large wooden spoon or spatula.
  3. Add crushed ice to your glasses. Pour 2-4 ounces of watermelon juice in each glass. Top with kombucha or sparkling water. Garnish as desired and serve. Cheers!

Notes

  • *A masticating juicer or cold-pressed juicer should work comparably here. 
  • Watermelon juice yield will vary depending on the size of your watermelon.
  • Kombucha in its purest form is unpasteurized and contains trace amounts of alcohol (typically less than one percent). Pregnant and breastfeeding women may wish to consult with a qualified health care provider prior to consuming.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    August 4, 2018

    I love this idea, Shannon. We always have some watermelon and kombucha in the house during the summer. It’s such a fun way to make use of these delicious flavors!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      August 4, 2018

      Thanks a bunch, Jen! I bet your homemade kombucha will take this recipe up a notch!

  2. Reply

    Karly

    August 5, 2018

    Looks so refreshing! Gorgeous photos!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      August 7, 2018

      Thanks for the lovely comments, Karly!

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