Watermelon Cucumber & Mint Cooler {For Happy Hour!)

Since today is my birthday, I thought Id bring a drink with me to Happy Hour!

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

Clearly I’m still loving the Watermelon and Cucumber combo! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon after that awesome salad, than when better to do it than when there is booze involved? Exactly. So do it. Its awesome.

You know how when you eat really crappy you feel like you really need to workout hard the next day? Then the next day comes and you’re soooo unmotivated and lazy. Yah..that’s annoying. One more reason why I’ve been trying to eat a bit better. It makes me soooo sluggish.

I’m reading this book right now. Its funny. And honest. And straightforward. And I’m afraid it’s going to turn me into a vegetarian. But lets be honest…I don’t know if I could ever give up big, fat, juicy, cheeseburgers. I’ll let you  know when I’m done reading it.

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

Are you making this snack this weekend? You should.

I hate when I find something awesome on Pinterest and then the link is broken. Or it just brings you to the page where the picture was, so you have no idea how to do it or where to buy it. Its frustrating.

Sometimes I wish eggnog was sold year round..(even though I’d be sick of it so fast) so I could face plant into this for my birthday today. And no, I don’t want to make my own ‘nogg.

Could you make me these and bring them (or ship them) to me? I want them soo badly. I’m being to lazy to make them. I know.

Can you tell I’m sort of being a fat kid today? I can’t stop thinking about all of these sweets!

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

My sons 2nd birthday is at the beginning of next month. Since we have so much going on with the wedding, we’re not having a big party like last year, but I still would love to make him this Mickey Mouse Cake! Hes obsessed. But I’ve never worked with fondant, and honestly, I’m kinda scared. Have you? Is it hard? Those people who do it, make it long so easyyy!

I got a sunburn this week. Its kind of awesome since it was only May 1st. But in reality, it hurts, and it gives me the chills, and I can’t have loose clothing that rubs all over it. Lame.

I’ve only attempted to make Macarons once. It was over a year ago. But I had bought books, and read and read and read about them first. So when they were an epic fail, I was so bummed out that I haven’t tried again since. I know they’re pesky little things and I should have gotten over it and tried again. But I didn’t. Until now. I saw these  yesterday morning, and desperately want to make and devour them. I think I need to give those little babies a shot again. SOON.

Oh so if I haven’t already said it 40573 times..today is my birthday. I’m a 1/4 century old. It sounds old right? Well THIS makes me officially feel old too. Read through, it’ll give you a good smirk!

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

Okay, I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. Make this Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler asap! Its delish, refreshing, and so perfectly Summery! Happy, happy hour friends!

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 Cocktails

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler

A light and refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cooler is a perfect skinny cocktail for these warm days!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups cubed cucumber (about 1 large)
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 10 ounces of Gin
  • Ice Cubes

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the watermelon, cucumber, mint and about 6-7 ice cubes, blend until slushy.
  2. Pour into a sieve and strain out the liquid. It takes about 10 minutes and You should get around 2 cups.
  3. To make the drinks, combine 4-6 ounces of the watermelon liquid with 2 1/2 ounces of Gin.
  4. Stir. Toss in a few Ice cubes. Garnish with any additional fruit or mint leaves.
  5. Makes 4 drinks!Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Watermelon Cucumber & Mint Cooler {For Happy Hour!)

  1. I make this drink at our family’s cottage on Lake Michigan all summer long!! I’m obsessed with watermelon and mint!!!!

  2. Ugh, i turn a quarter of a century old on cinco de mayo. Definitely going to need a couple of these drinks to deal with turning old. not older, just old. :)

  3. Hope you had the best birthday!! I can so relate to that Pinterest problem – I’ve seen a few things I was super excited about only to discover a broken link. Sadness!

  4. This sounds so refreshing and tasty! I’m not normally a fan of gin, but I bet it plays nice with the mint and watermelon.

    I TOTALLY saw eggnog at the store the other day! I was A. excited and B. horrified. Had this been sitting there since December?? I checked the date, and it’s good until almost June, so either eggnog is good for 6 months, or my grocery store apparently sells it year round now. There’s only one variety instead of the 10 around Christmas, though. It was next to the creamer.

    and yayyyy go vegetarian :) There’s plenty of great substitutes for cheeseburgers!

    • I usually don’t love gin either, but I did here! Its definitely worth a try!
      You saw eggnog!! Whaat!? Thats crazy! I don’t think Ive ever seen it after xmas in my life!! Thats weird haha
      Im starting slow, and trying to stick just to seafood for awhile and see how that goes :) See if I miss all the rest of it!

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