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Skinny Cucumber-Watermelon Cooler

Nothing screams warm weather quite like fresh watermelon and cucumber. The light, refreshing tastes are perfect in spring fruit and side salad recipes, but go even better together in a cocktail.

If you're like me, you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the spring and summer months without consuming your day's worth of calories in one glass. In my humble opinion, the best ingredients for a warm weather drink are fresh fruit, club soda and a delicious liquor.

In order to enjoy my beverage without worrying about extra unwanted sugar and calories, I opted for Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka. The low-calorie spirit is a light and refreshing option for spring and summer cocktails, especially when paired with fresh fruit and/or club soda.


Skinny Cucumber-Watermelon Cooler | Celebrations.com


For a boozy take on the classic cucumber-melon combo, I chose fresh watermelon, pureed into juice, a squeeze of lime and some club soda. The skinny cocktail tastes just like spring in a glass, and is the perfect option to serve for a spring shower, cocktail party or barbeque. Or, you know, if you're just looking for something to sip on the back porch now that the weather is nice. It's also not a threat to all of the slinky warm weather clothing (and bathing suits!) that are seasonal again, which is a win-win in my book


Skinny Cucumber-Watermelon Cooler | Celebrations.com


Serve in a mason jar or cocktail glass, and add a cucumber wheel for garnish. I'm always a sucker for striped paper straws, which add another touch of trendy garnish. I also think they make the drinks taste better.

  • 1/2 cup watermelon chunks
  • 4 slices of cucumber (cut into wheels) + 1 for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces Skinnygirl cucumber vodka
  • Club soda
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Puree watermelon chunks in a small blender (I used my Magic Bullet) until you get smooth watermelon juice.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 4 pieces of cucumber until slightly broken apart. Add watermelon juice, lime juice, vodka and sweetener. Shake well, and pour into cocktail glass or mason jar filled with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with cucumber wheel. 


Skinny Cucumber-Watermelon Cooler | Celebrations.com


Makes: 1 cocktail

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