The official first day of summer is just a few days away, although it feels like summer reached Georgia weeks ago. We hit the 100 degree mark in my little town, earlier this week. On hot days like these there’s nothing better than a sweet and refreshing Georgia grown watermelon. My family eats so much watermelon during the summer months, and I have a delicious Watermelon-Mint Slush that I like to make. It’s such a wonderfully refreshing drink that comes together in just a few minutes. I have partnered with the Georgia Watermelon Association for this sponsored post to share my Watermelon-Mint Slush recipe with you, along with details for the second-annual “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink” recipe contest. I hope you’ll enter! They have some pretty great prizes.
Did I mention that this drink is incredibly refreshing? Watermelon is the perfect ingredient for juiced and blended drinks. It is naturally sweet, so you don’t have to add much sugar if any at all. Watermelon is mostly water and loaded with good-for-you stuff, making this Watermelon-Mint Slush essentially guilt-free.
This recipe is just 5 ingredients y’all! You can leave the mint out of this drink if you want, but I think it adds a wonderful freshness. I have a fair amount of mint growing in my herb garden right now, and use it whenever I can.
Watermelon Mint Slush
5 cups diced seedless watermelon
10 ice cubes
2 tablespoons sugar, more or less depending on the sweetness of your watermelon
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, tough stems removed
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add cold water as needed.
Serve immediately. Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy!
Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Recipe Contest
Submit your best beverage featuring watermelon for a chance to win some great prizes and the title of “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink” (some serious bragging rights). For the second year, Georgia Watermelon
Association (GWA) is on the hunt for the most refreshing and delicious drinks that spotlight one of Georgia’s favorite fruits – the watermelon. The contest runs throughout National Watermelon Month, ending August 15, 2016. Winning entries will be announced in late August or early September and will receive juicy watermelon-themed prizes.
Two First Place Prizes (one for each category): Blackboard Beverage Dispenser Set
One Grand Prize: Ovente BLH1000R Professional Blender + the title of “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink 2016”
How the contest works:
Create your perfect summertime beverage featuring Georgia watermelon.
Visit the Georgia Watermelon Association online for official rules and contest entry form.
Looking for inspiration? “Like” and follow along with the Georgia Watermelon Association Facebook page for recipes and tips all summer long. Good Luck!
Watermelon Mint Slush
- 5 cups diced seedless watermelon 10 ice cubes 2 tablespoons sugar more or less depending on the sweetness of your watermelon Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, tough stems removed
- In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add cold water as needed.
- Serve immediately. Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy!