Watermelon Limoncello Cocktail Recipe

An idea my son had while he was visiting. His thoughts were since I love watermelon to make a refreshing drink and since I was ailing with a backache the alcohol sounded to good to pass up. He went out bought all the ingredients and we made this one together.
 Chad had a great idea, this was so refreshing it was hard to stop at one!
Of course my backache felt a little better after the drink too!  (smile)



6 cups seedless watermelon pulp
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup limoncello
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fruit ( suggestions strawberries, raspberries or blueberries)
assorted fruits to make kabobs, raspberries, strawberries, cubed watermelon
sprigs of mint

1 shot of Bacardi Rum to top it off

Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and boil together until sugar dissolves. In the mean time place the melon, berries and limoncello in a blender and puree until fine. Put through a mess strainer into a small pitcher. Add the simple syrup. Place in the refrigerator for around an hour. Before serving add lots of ice,  a shot of  Bacardi rum to the top of the drink. Place a fruit kabob on top, garnish with mint and enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Oh my, I'm starting to feel a backache :) I've got limoncello in the freezer and watermelon in the fridge. I know the remedy that will make me better!

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  2. What a beautiful color :) Great! Bye, have a good Sunday

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  3. Che bella questa ricetta! Non la conoscevo ma mi incuriosisce tantissimo, col cocomero che di questi giorni si mangerebbe sempre!
    Baci:**

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  4. Summer delicious and July-refreshing. Just the thing for the humid weather. I am loving the presentation and wishing for it. Thanks for your kind comments. I will return to commenting and such in a few weeks.

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  5. Wow, what a refreshing drink! And a cute way to serve it too.

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  6. Claudia, This looks cool, refreshing and looks like summer!
    I hope your back is feeling better soon. Rest and relax today. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  7. Claudia, This looks cool, refreshing and looks like summer!
    I hope your back is feeling better soon. Rest and relax today. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  8. Perfect remedy for a backache, Claudia! My friends all want to sip on limoncello straight up, but I'd much rather have your cocktail!

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  9. they look perfect!!! I’ve been trying to get more into cocktails because ahem, apparently you look sophisticated and sexy with a cocktail drink in your hand. The strawberry martini looks gorgeous.

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  10. What a delicious summery cocktail--I have on my to-do list for this summer to make my own limoncello to have around for drinks just like this one.

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  11. This cocktail is perfect for a summer party!

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  12. This looks incredibly refreshing…and oh so yummy!!

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  13. Hi, I love this, look so refreshing and tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a great week ahead.

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  14. This looks SO refreshing and colorful! I love the fruit kabob garnish too :)

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  15. What a gorgeous, and refreshing watermelon cocktail...and oh wow!...love the additional of the limoncello!
    Really a welcome for a Sunday brunch cocktail!

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  16. Looks refreshing and sounds delish! Just cut open a huge watermelon for the kids. Going to check the bar right now to see if I have any Limoncello!

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  17. Oh wow!! I love this!! I'm soo going to make this! :)

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  18. I was just wondering what to do with my unopened bottle of limoncello hanging out in the fridge :) These look AMAZING :))

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