Watermelon Pina Colada

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I had cut open a ripe watermelon the other day enjoying most of it, but I just couldn’t finish it and didn’t want it to go to waste.  So, I froze it.  I was wondering what I was going to do with it, when Rourke asked if I could make him a frozen drink after a long day of yard work and garage cleaning.

My brain started working overtime, foraging in the liquor cabinet.  Light rum? Check.  Coconut rum? Check.  Dark rum?  Check.

“Yes, Honey!!! How about a watermelon Pina colada?”  He was on board.

IMG_9076.JPGI had these on hand.IMG_9088.JPGAnd, these, too.

By the way, these are pretty low calorie as far as Pina coladas go, and you won’t even notice it.

So you need 1 quart of frozen pineapple chunks and 1/2 quart of frozen watermelon chunks.  If you are freezing yourself, make sure your fruit is very ripe.  To make these on the lighter side, we are using most of the fruit’s own natural sugar. You could actually also use any frozen fruit of your choice.  Make sure to reserve a few chunks for garnishing.

I wanted to layer my drink to make it extra pretty.  So, I started with the pineapple concoction, and poured that in first. Then I made the watermelon concoction and poured on top of the pineapple one.IMG_9079.JPGfullsizeoutput_305b.jpegRecipe:

(makes four drinks)

2-1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum

1-1 1/2 ounce of light rum

1-11/2 ounce of dark rum

2-1 tsp. light agave syrup

2-1 1/2 ounces of lite coconut milk (stirred)

2-1 1/2 ounces of maraschino cherry juice

1 quart of frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 quart of watermelon chunks

*1 shot=1 1/2 ounces

In a blender add the 1 shot of light rum, 1 shot of coconut rum, 1 shot of coconut milk, 1 shot of cherry juice, 1 tsp. of light agave and pineapple chunks.  Blend well and pour into serving glasses.

You do not have to rinse the blender out.  To the blender add 1 shot of  dark rum, 1 shot of coconut rum, 1 shot of coconut milk, 1 shot of cherry juice, 1 tsp. light agave and watermelon chunks.  Blend well. Pour on top of the pineapple concoction.

Garnish with pineapple chunks and cherries.fullsizeoutput_305d.jpegCheers!

 

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

Details:  pineapple cocktail napkins//pineapple toothpicks//gold and crystal patterned glasses//gold straws

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