One drawback to the hot and steamy weather we've been having lately is that any produce I leave on the counter goes past ripe to rotten in record time, so I'm using it up as quickly as I can. This week at the market, personal watermelons were on sale. They were too cute to pass up (you may notice that I can rarely pass up small cute things for sale). I waited a little too long to cube it up, and the consistency was a bit off, so it became watermelon puree. All I did to make the puree was stick all the watermelon chunks in the blender and give it a whirl.
This drink is refreshing, summery, and nutritious. I think it would be a great addition to the bar at a summer party, it can be enjoyed with seltzer for a light non-alcoholic drink, or add vodka or rum for a slightly less light cocktail.
Fill cocktail glasses about halfway with watermelon puree.
Top with seltzer (add a shot of booze if you're so inclined).
Garnish with a slice of lime.
Add a few ice cubes.
Cocktail umbrella optional, but totally acceptable.