Blend your favorite summer fruits into a refreshing afternoon cocktail. We combined classic watermelon and ripe mango to make this tropical mango lemon watermelon cocktail.
Select fresh mangos by feel, not by color, as color is not the best indicator of ripeness. Squeeze the mango gently and feel for a slight give. Keep unripe mangos at room temperature until they are ready to be used. If you need to speed up the ripening process (um, hello–most of us needed a cocktail five minutes ago), place the mango in a paper bag at room temperature.
The key factor for a perfectly delicious mango lemon watermelon cocktail is muddling the fruit. You don’t need a fancy muddler–a wooden spoon will suffice! Bruising the fruit will release the flavors in your cocktail for happy sipping.
Watch our video on how to cut a mango!
Mango Lemon Watermelon Cocktail Recipe
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1 cup watermelon, chopped
- 2 tsp Truvia
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 oz rum
- Muddle mango, watermelon, Truvia and lemon juice in cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and rum to cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
- Strain into 2 glasses filled with ice.
- Garnish with slice of watermelon or mango.
This summer cocktail is so festive! Don't be afraid to break out the "good" glasses. Every day is a celebration!