It just snowed over the weekend, a little more than a dusting, but now that it has happened, I'm done with winter and ready for spring and summer to come along. Unfortunately, I still have at least 3 months before the weather here really begins to even resemble spring, but I am lucky enough to be participating in an event called the Stir it Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge hosted by the awesome people over at Stirrings.
For participating in the event and creating a "Simply Better Cocktail" I was provided with two cocktail mixers and two cocktail garnishes in flavors of my choice. I chose the Lemon Drop Martini and Watermelon Martini as my mixers and Lemon Drop Martini and Margarita Rimmers.
Missing the warmth of summer, I created this cocktail using the Watermelon Martini mixer and Margarita Rimmer.
Disclaimer: In exchange for receiving the mixers and rimmers I agreed to create a cocktail and submit it into the contest which comes with three cash prizes. Recipe creation, post content and opinions and solely my own and are not influenced by promotional items.
#StirringsMixologyContest - Coconut Rum Watermelon Slush
- 2 cup frozen watermelon
- ½ cup coconut rum
- ¼ cup Stirrings Watermelon Martini cocktail mixer
- Stirrings Margarita Rimmer
- 1. Combine the frozen watermelon, coconut rum and Watermelon Martini cocktail mixer together in a high powdered blender. Blend until smooth.
- 2. Moisten the rim of two large glasses and dip into the margarita rimmer .
- 3. Divide the watermelon rum mixture between both glasses and enjoy immediately.
Oh my! If you are missing summer as much as I am, one sip of this drink will transport you to a white sand beach with a gentle summer breeze and the hot sun beating down on your skin. Coconut rum is a mild flavored rum that pairs so nicely with the sweetness of the watermelon. I chose to use the margarita rimmer to add a salty appeal to the drink (if you haven't tried salt on watermelon, you really should!) but if you just wanted a sweet drink, you could easily skip it.
We tend to make a lot of slushy alcoholic drinks when sitting by the pool at my mom's and I guarantee that this recipe will be coming along with me this summer! If you're local and looking for where you can find Stirrings products, check out Food Lion, Total Wines & More and Hunt Valley Wine & Liquors!
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