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.
- Fresh watermelon
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Frozen mango chunks
- Fresh lemon juice
- Sugar to taste
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.