Watermelon Cooler


  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon (5 pounds)
  • 2 cups lemonade, homemade or good quality prepared
  • 12 ounces vodka, tequila or rum

Enjoyed straight up for the kids, and spiked with vodka for the adults!

Serves 6


Cut the watermelon flesh into chunks and, working in batches, puree in a blender unti liquified. Strain through a fine sieve to remove the pulp; you should have about 4 cups of juice.

Combine the watermelon juice and the lemonade in a 2 quart pitcher

To make individual cocktails, fill a shaker with ice. Add 1 cup of the watermelon-lemonade micture and 2 ounces of alcohol. Shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice or chilled martini glass