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Fresh Watermelon Rum Refresher Cocktail

More like fresh watermelon YUM!

Food and cocktail blogger Chelsea Vetre provided us with this delicious Fresh Watermelon Rum Refresher Cocktail, best suited for those hot summer days to come. Cheers!

Fresh Watermelon Rum Refresher Cocktail

Serving size: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into small pieces

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or any liquid sweetener)l

  • 3 oz dark rum

  • 1 tbsp lime juice, approx ½ lime

  • 1 plain seltzer

  • Mint (optional)

  • ice


  1. Add the cut watermelon to a glass or shaker and muddle the watermelon for 30-45 seconds until most of the juice from the watermelon is released. If you do not own a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon.

  2. Strain the watermelon juice from the glass into a mixing glass. You can throw out the extra watermelon or freeze it for smoothies.

  3. Add in the maple syrup, rum and lime juice to the glass with the watermelon juice and mix.

  4. Fill two rock glasses with ice then pour the watermelon mixture evenly into the two glasses.

  5. Fill the glasses to the brim with seltzer then stir! Option to garnish watermelon slice and mint.

If you're looking for more recipes like this one, the cooking and cocktail expert houses a master list of easy-to-make at-home cocktails on her website,