Kid’s Summer Drink “Drank”

We were all sitting poolside enjoying a Sunday afternoon when my daughter asked me for a “drank,” something tropical. She seemed comfortable, so how could I say no? Keeping the kids happy can be a chore at times, but if you do it right they really do appreciate the extra effort. I went inside with the intention of making some version of watermelon lemonade that I could disguise as a tropical drink, but what I came back with is a great way to kick up any backyard BBQ or pool party.

The first step was to puree about an eighth of a watermelon in a blender. I looked for some ice to add, but what I found instead was some frozen pineapple and mango chunks from Trader Joes. These were perfect. After throwing in about a cup and a half of each frozen fruit into the blender, I hit the puree button again. Lastly, I added the juice of three lemons and some sugar to taste. Puree one last time to make sure that everything was smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a wedge of watermelon (I couldn’t find the mini-umbrellas) or whatever. Go and make some kids happy.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Frozen pineapple chunks
  • Frozen mango chunks
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar to taste

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