Super refreshing slushies are all the rage this summer and you can’t go wrong with our Blueberry Watermelon Lemonade Slush. Mixed with frozen watermelon, fresh lemon juice, citrus tonic water, and mint this is the recipe for the perfect summertime mocktail!
Blueberry Watermelon Lemonade Slush
Summertime is all about sippin’ on something cool and refreshing, right? We couldn’t agree more, so we created the perfect defense against those long hot days of summer; get your hands on our Blueberry Watermelon Lemonade Slush. It has all the earmarks of a delicious refreshment with frozen watermelon, fresh lemon juice, the effervescent fizz of citrus tonic water, and the rejuvenating taste of just picked mint. Try this summer slush creation and you’ll be on super chill status in no time flat. Plus, it’s so easy to make and can be made just before your guests arrive for your backyard barbecue, or enjoyed alone when it’s just you for a relaxing evening at home. No matter the occasion this is the perfect sipper you will only want more of, promise!
Start by slicing 5 cups of seeded watermelon into one-inch square chunks and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking, freeze them overnight or 2-3 hours ahead.
The combination of homemade blueberry simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, just-picked mint, and fizzy citrus tonic water make this slush one you will want to sip all summer long.
Blueberry Watermelon Lemonade Slush (Makes 4 servings)
- 5 cups frozen watermelon chunks (cut 1″x1″ watermelon chunks and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze them overnight or a few hours ahead)
- 1/2 cup blueberry simple syrup, add a cup of water, a cup of sugar, and a cup of fresh blueberries to a sauce pot, bring to a boil and stir for 3 minutes, mash the berries with a fork, remove the pot from heat and cover with a tight-fitting lid, allow the syrup to steep for 10 minutes, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a mason jar, screw on the lid and keep in the fridge up to two weeks)
- juice of a fresh lemon
- 2 cups citrus or regular tonic water
- 4 large fresh mint leaves
- Watermelon wedges for garnish
- Combine frozen watermelon chunks, blueberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and mint leaves in a blender and blend until you get a slush consistency.
- Fill a Tom Collins glass 3/4 full and top with chilled citrus tonic water.
- Use a long-handled bar spoon and give the drink a few turns.
- Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and serve with a straw.
And, it’s so easy to put together your guests may think you spent hours meticulously preparing this simply delicious slush, but let’s keep them guessing as you serve them up. Do you want to kick this party into overdrive? I thought you might! Just add an ounce and a half of premium Blanco rum of vodka and you’re good to go! Either way, it’s going to be a yummy good time. I’ll drink to that!