Strawberry watermelon slushie is an easy and  refreshing summer spritzer, with a cocktail option. 

Front top view of pint jar with strawberry watermelon slushie, garnished with slice of lime and strawberry, and 2 striped straws.

 

Juicy strawberries and watermelon, with a touch of lime and a spritz of sparkling water, blended into an icy refreshing drink. It’s slushy, it’s spritzy, it’s refreshing and it is summer in a glass.

It’s a great tasting drink that is non-alcoholic. Great for those of us who happen to not be drinking alcohol for one reason or another.

Recently I went to a graduation open house with my husband and daughter, 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 drinks for pregnant ladies (and non-drinkers), don’t you think?

This strawberry watermelon spritzer won’t leave you longing for an ice-cold beer or a vodka lemonade. It has plenty of refreshing flavor!

PS If you want, add a shot of vodka to your spritzer to make a cocktail. Totally up to you! Or try frosé, a frozen rosé slushie. 

Make it your own

There are lots of ways to vary this drink. 

  • Make a double or triple batch. Why not, you already have the blender out?
  • Add ice when blending for a slushier drink.
  • Use frozen blueberries, peaches, mango or another fruit of your choice instead of the strawberries. Substitute a different fruit for the watermelon.
  • Add a flavored sparkling water drink, like LaCroix or Bubly. There are lots of options that are really popular right now.
  • Instead of lime juice, add a squirt of lemon juice. 
  • Like it sweeter? Add simple syrup, agave, or sugar. Or use 7-up or a different lemon-lime soda instead of the sparkling water.

Overhead view of slushie, on wooden deck board background.

Cool off with more summer drinks!

 

Strawberry Watermelon Slushie Spritzer

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Strawberry watermelon slushie is an easy and  refreshing summer spritzer, with a cocktail option.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • All measurements are approximate. Don't stress out about measuring exactly. Your drink will still turn out!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Verdict: Cold, refreshing, sweet, tangy, spritzy–perfection. Just what you need on a hot summer day!
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.