Recipe

Watermelon Daiquiris

This is the perfect treat for summer, when watermelons are really in their prime.  Add the leftover ginger syrup to lemonade, iced tea, or fruit salad, or chill it for more daiquiris!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 quarts, 8 servings
Watermelon Daiquiris

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped watermelon
  • 3/4 cup chopped cored fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 1 cup Ginger Syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Small, thin watermelon wedges, about 2 inches, for garnish
  • GINGER SYRUP:

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger

Directions

  • Put the watermelon and pineapple in plastic containers and place in the freezer until completely frozen, at least 4 hours. Also, place the rum in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

  • Combine 2 cups of the watermelon, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the pineapple, 1 cup rum, 1/2 cup Ginger Syrup, and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a blender. Blend on high speed until well combined. Add 2 cups ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve in margarita glasses or other wide-mouthed, stemmed glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges.

  • GINGER SYRUP: Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat, and allow to cool. Once cool, strain out the ginger.  Makes about 2 cups.