This Refreshing Blended Mocktail Is a Summer Staple

With just four ingredients (and basically one step), this watermelon refresher will be your go-to drink on hot days.

I don’t think I’ve gone a season without this drink since learning how to use a blender. A bit like a lemonade, a bit like a fruit daiquiri minus the rum (although, if you’re going to add liquor, go with rum), a bit like the best thing you can make when the sun is out.

(Related: Trying to Drink Less? These Tasty Summer Mocktails Make it Easy)

Watermelon Refresher

Serves four

5 minutes prep time


  • ¼ large watermelon, chopped (about 5 pounds / 2 kilograms)
  • 2 cups (400 grams) frozen raspberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.


Add two shots of light rum to the mix to make this into a blended cocktail.

Excerpted from Occasionally Eggs: Simple Vegetarian Recipes for Every Season by Alexandra Daum. Copyright © 2021 Alexandra Daum. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Next, try this recipe for a strawberry elderflower ginger beer float. 

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada