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Haven't tried the 2nd one, but the alcoholic slushie was great! (might even need more vodka) Smile

Watermelon Vodka Slushie - 5/18/13

1½ cups watermelon chunks
½ cup ice
1.5 - 2 oz vodka*
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Pinch salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth and frothy.
Pour into a large, heavy glass and serve immediately.

- better with 2 oz vodka, since it makes 2 drinks
- I forgot the salt. Don't know if it makes a difference.


Watermelon Coolers - (Cooking Light recipe)

8 cups (1/2-inch) watermelon cubes, frozen
1.5 cups ginger ale
1/3 cup water
6-oz can frozen limeade concentrate

Place watermelon cubes in a single layer in an extra-large zip-top plastic freezer bag, and freeze 8 hours.
Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
Process half each of watermelon, ginger ale, water, and limeade concentrate in a blender until smooth;
Pour mixture into a pitcher.
Repeat procedure with remaining half of ingredients; stir into pitcher, and serve immediately.

Honeydew Cooler:
Substitute 8 cups (1/2-inch) honeydew melon cubes for watermelon cubes and 1 (6-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate for limeade concentrate; proceed as directed.
1 cup serving: Calories 118

Let me know if you try either one. And post your summer drinks. I'm really thirsty! Smile
 
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Those sound so yummy. I'm tempted to buy a watermelon and make puree that I can freeze and use year-round.
 
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That's a good idea Graciepj!!! Smile

I love watermelon - could eat the whole dang thing in one sitting if it's really cold.
 
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Gonna try the first one a/c I have a whole watermelon for just two of us.

I'll let you know results!
 
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Sounds so good--got to try both recipes!
 
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