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 or a frozen Sangria 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!

 

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

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.