Sweet, refreshing and juicy, nothing hits the spot on a summer day quite like a slice of watermelon – except, of course, one of our simple, elegant watermelon drinks. Whizz up a family-friendly lemonade with optional boozy twists for the adults, a quick fruit slushie or creamy smoothie in minutes.


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5 refreshing watermelon drinks recipes

1. Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon lemonade in melon with ice and mint

Hollow out a couple of stripy watermelons and use the juicy fruit inside to whip up a watermelon lemonade. Not only does it taste amazing, but it really looks the part. Turn it into a boozy adult version with a shot of tequila or white rum.

2. Watermelon daiquiri

Watermelon daiquiri in glass with melon garnish

No one could turn down this pale pink daiquiri. Blend together watermelon, white rum, lime juice and a dash of liqueur, then garnish with a wedge of fresh melon.

3. Watermelon & strawberry slushie

Watermelon & strawberry slushies in cups with straws

An icy slushie is the perfect family-friendly drink and you can whizz up a batch in a flash. Freezing chunks of watermelon prior to blending means you won't need any ice and your drink won't be diluted. Kids and adults alike will be coming back for another cup.

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4. Watermelon smoothie

Watermelon smoothies in glasses with fruit

Smoothies aren't just for breakfast! Blend up this easy, dairy-free drink with bananas as the creamy base, adding sweet apple juice and juicy watermelon flesh. This 5-minute recipe is packed full of vitamin C and nutritional benefits.

5. Watermelon prosecco sorbet slushies

Slushies in glasses with melon garnishes and straws

Believe it or not, prosecco and watermelon are a match made in heaven. These slushy cocktails are the ideal way to end a meal with friends or to enjoy during a summer garden party. The frozen, prosecco-soaked fruit add a boozy kick to your drink and means you won't need heaps of ice.

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