Umm, just wow! These have become our favorite drink since making them on the 4th of July. I sliced up and froze an entire watermelon and kept the extra in the freezer, as that is the most time-consuming part of making these. My girlfriend grows mint in her yard and always brings some over. Now, making these is just a couple minutes away.
Great refreshing summer drink! The hardest thing is to cut up the watermelon so its easy to make. I like mine really slushy so make sure the limeade is frozen when you put it in the blender. You can use the rum or sparkling water to thin it down if needed.
Delicious and refreshing....not an overwhelming strong watermelon flavor - but it is there. I didn't have white rum, so used Barbancourt (from Haiti). These were the hit of a recent cookout party - everyone who tried one asked for the recipe. Assembles quickly and easily for entertaining, since the watermelon prep has to be done 2 hours prior. Will definitely make again!
This drink is a real keeper!
Everyone loves it - it's so cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. I find I have to add extra sparkling water so it blends more easily, otherwise my blender (it's 32 years old)doesn't process it smoothly. For the virgin variety, I substitute a little rum extract for the white rum. Since my drink is thicker than the photo shows, I serve it with a "straw spoon" so people can stir and sip to enjoy every last drop of this liquid refreshment. ;-)
I served this delicious drink at our Memorial Day cookout, and it got rave reviews. It is sweet and refreshing. I made according to recipe; used a little more sparkling water and rum than called for per batch. The frozen watermelon breaks down well in the blender, so the drink is smooth. Also tastes great without the alcohol.