Happy summer everyone! It is not officially summer yet, but we’ve already had excessive heat warning for the second week of June. I’m pretty sure we’ll be making a lot more of these frosty Watermelon Breeze Frosés this summer, it’s the most refreshing icy cold drink for a hot summer day.
So the weather man just said we’ve been at above average temps for 49 of the last 50 days and we are even breaking records for the warmest low temps. We’re smack dab in the middle of the country, in St. Louis, and the heatwave is on the move, so if it’s coming your way get ready to stay hydrated.
When I was growing up the only way we ever had watermelon was ice cold, sliced, and salted. We always got a big watermelon on the 4th of July, and that was before there was seedless watermelon. So, needless to say, there was plenty of seeds for spitting, no ribbons were given out though, just try to get it further than your cousin.
Now there’s all kinds of ways to enjoy watermelon, that we never heard of back then. There was no internet back then either, just word of mouth, the newspaper, or Betty Crocker Cookbooks.
Last week I made a Crunchy Watermelon Jicama and Cucumber Salad with fresh mint and fresh lime juice that was so good and so healthy. I hope you get a chance to try it, as well as this Watermelon Breeze Frosé. Plus if you’d rather have it without the wine you could totally replace that with a flavored sparkling water or white soda or just the Watermelon Breeze that inspired this drink can be found here.
If you happen to have more watermelon than you know what to do with, and need some more ideas, visit Watermelon.org to get some ideas!
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