Water Water Everywhere ~ Poolside Sparkling Watermelon Cocktails

Over Seafair weekend, we had a fun idea to get out our little inflatable pool and set it up on our back deck. It was a really hot weekend by Seattle standards, so it was a nice way to cool down in the mid afternoon heat. It kind of made our little corner of the world feel like a vacation spot :).

The pool then inspired me to make a poolside cocktail! I decided to make it a watermelon based drink to match the water and sea theme of the weekend :). We made sparkling watermelon cocktails with a little pink umbrella. I couldn’t decide whether the champagne glass or the martini glass with palm trees etched on the side was more fun, so I made one in each. One for Rob, one for me :).

Poolside Sparkling Watermelon Cocktails

Makes 2 drinks

3 cups fresh watermelon

A few squeezes of lemon juice

2 individual cans or bottles of sparkling wine (I used Sofia Blanc de Blancs minis, so we could make just two drinks without opening a full bottle of bubbly)

Puree the watermelon in a blender and strain.

Fill half of each glass with the strained watermelon juice. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into each. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a little umbrella if you’d like one more fun little touch!


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