Strawberry Watermelon Slushie Spritzer

by Rachel Gurk on June 11, 2012 · 46 comments

in Beverages

Okay, I had no idea what to call this.

It’s slushy, it’s spritzy, it’s refreshing and it is summer in a glass.

There is lime in it too but I thought adding that to the title might take it over the top?

 I like it ’cause it is non-alcoholic. I went to a graduation open house with my husband and daughter Saturday and it was a hot, beautiful day. I watched as he drank an ice-cold beer and I drank a bottle of water. Ho-hum! Parties should be required to serve fun drink for pregnant ladies (and non-drinkers). It was a fun party regardless, though.

Strawberry Watermelon Slushy Spritzer
(for one)

1 heaping cup of chopped, seedless watermelon
1 heaping cup of frozen strawberries
1-2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (a good squeeze)
1/4 cup of sparkling water
ice cubes (optional)

1. Blend watermelon, strawberries, and lime juice in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass with ice (optional) and top with 1/4 cup sparkling water. Drink immediately, as it will separate as time goes by.

Note: All measurements are approximate. Don’t stress about it, it’s going to turn out great even if the measurements aren’t exact.

Verdict: Cold, refreshing, sweet, tangy, spritzy–perfection. Just what I needed on the hot day that I made it.
Husband’s take: I made this while he was at work one day but I’m sure he would have loved it.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy.

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 11, 2012 at 7:15 am

This looks super fun! I love these flavours together :)

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2 Blog is the New Black June 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

oooooh, so want this!

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3 melissa@IWasBornToCook June 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

Love how refreshing this looks!

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4 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

Perfect! Fun fruity drinks around here always have to be non-acoholic…little curious boys are pretty good at stealthy drink sipping.

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5 Lesa @Edesia's Notebook June 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

What a beautiful drink. I’ll have to make this for my sister who is preggo too and totally feels your pain on being left out of the “fun beverage” department.

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6 Barbara | Creative Culinary June 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

What I love about serving a drink like this is that it’s perfect as is but a splash of vodka would also make it a cocktail. Makes everyone happy!

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7 Heather June 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

i’m going to be dreaming of this all day now – it sounds amazing!

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8 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

I made something similar, and it was amazing. Mine didn’t have strawberries though, love that idea!

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9 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

This sounds like an absolutely perfect drink for a woman on a hot day, pregnant or otherwise. :) It’s lovely to look at!

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10 Stephanie June 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

Anything with watermelon is good in my book. I’ll try this out, thanks!

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11 Mackenzie @SusieFreakingHomemaker June 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

… and this will be served at the baby shower I’m planning. Thanks!! :-)

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12 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective June 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

Rachel, this look HEAVENLY. I think I’m going to surprise my kids with it later today!

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13 Deborah June 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

This is my kind of drink – love it!!

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14 Ali @ Gimme Some Oven June 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

Ooooh – this looks so fresh and delicious! And love that it’s sparkling – fun!!

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15 Jennifer | Mother Thyme June 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Yum! This looks so refreshing!

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

LOVE IT!! The photos, the recipe, those straws (where did you find them?)

And “it’s going to turn out great even if the measurements aren’t exact.” <– so true :)

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17 Rachel June 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I’ve gotten the straws in two different places, Amazon and Sweet Estelle’s baking supply on Etsy. Prepare yourself to spend lots of money before clicking that link!!

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18 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Girl I’ve seen them on there. I know, a clickfest$$ :)

I was hoping it wasn’t mail order b/c I want some…now!

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19 Kathryn June 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I don’t know what you cool it but I want one! And I want the weather to enjoy one…

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20 Autumn@Good Eats Girl June 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

This looks like a PERFECT summer drink! It’s so pretty!

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21 Cassie June 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I don’t care what you call it, if it has slushie in the name, I am IN!

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22 claire @ the realistic nutritionist June 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

This is sooo pretty! I love it!

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23 Laurie {Simply Scratch} June 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

This is next on my bevvy list to try! Beautiful shots too!

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24 Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) June 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Watermelon is SO summer, and I am so happy it’s all over the blogs right now. This seems like a lovely, refreshing drink!

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25 Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama June 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

YUM! Where was this yummy idea last summer when I was pregnant watching everyone sip sangria and margs (my weakness) at our parties…

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26 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen June 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Love it, so refreshing! I always have some non-alcoholic good stuff at parties. I’m not much on alcohol plus the kids need special drinks too. This one looks perfect.

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27 Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition June 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I live for slushes! I was addicted to 7-11 ones for a while there

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28 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

This sounds great Rachel. It’s such a shame there weren’t other drink options. I hate how it’s one extreme or the other at parties.

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29 Baking Serendipity June 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Summer in a glass sounds absolutely perfect to me :) I love the slushy texture and all the fruit!

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30 Megan {CountryCleaver} June 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

This is fantastic. I am all for a boozy frozen slushy drink – but some days I just want the spritzy fruity slushy in a tall glass. Fabulouso m’dear!

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31 Julie @ Table for Two June 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

This is so pretty and summery! I love the colors and flavors. Beautiful presentation.

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32 Cat Davis - Food Family Finds June 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

My watermelon loving daughters would adore this drink! I think I’ll make it for the birthday party in July.

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33 Tracey June 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

This looks so refreshing! I love the pretty pink color too, it’s perfect for summer :)

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34 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 13, 2012 at 1:05 am

I’m not much of an alcoholic drinker so this drink is just perfect for me!

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35 Kelly Senyei June 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

Love this! It looks beyond refreshing, and the colored straws are adorable – a food styling “must”!

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36 Ashley June 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

This is so pretty, and I feel refreshed just staring at it!! Perfect non- bOozed up beverage for all my friends expecting lil babies soon but still deserve a fun sipper.

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37 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction June 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Ooh… I love this! I’ve done my share of drinking water at get togethers while my hubby and friends are drinking beer, wine, and cocktails. I will have to make myself a fun drink now :)

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38 Debra Kapellakis June 14, 2012 at 9:40 am

Yep, Summer in a glass! YUM! BRAVO!

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39 Christa Kelso June 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

Whenever I’m reaching for watermelon or strawberry chewy candies (my favorite things ever) I’m gonna make one of these instead. Much healthier & still has the same awesome flavors! YUMM!!!

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40 Rachel June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Good plan! But I love candy too…. ;)

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41 Kristen June 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

I know one thing – I’d call it plain good! Yum!

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42 kat June 24, 2012 at 2:57 am

This is such a lovely idea! There is always lots of watermelons and strawberries at my house during summer, so I will definitely be trying this out! Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

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