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Watermelon and Blackberries are delicious flavors of summer. One great way to enjoy these flavors is through a great cocktail (or mocktail) while sitting outside in the sunshine and warmth of summer. We’ve been kicking off summer over the past few weekends by sitting around campfires with friends. So many great memories are made around these campfires, and other summer events. Since we’re still a bit early into the summer, I used frozen blackberries from last summer in this recipe; however, either frozen or fresh can be used.
Watermelon & Blackberry Summer Slushie
- 4 Cups Chopped Watermelon
- 2 Cups Frozen Blackberries
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
- 2 Ounces Orange Liqueur (Optional)
- 8 Ounces Rum (Optional)
- 8 Ounces Orange Juice (If making Mocktail Version)
- 4 Cups Ice
- In a strong blender, blend together the watermelon, blackberries, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Add in the liqueur/rum or Orange Juice
- Add in the Ice
- Blend to desired consistency.
- Garnish with blackberries or watermelon slice
I love how easy it is to make a large batch of this slushie. A single batch could easily serve all your guests for a dinner party or afternoon BBQ. If kids are going to be at your event; simply make two separate batches and everybody can enjoy the deliciousness. The kids will love their treat, and that they get to partake in a fun beverage for the BBQ.
Summer is also a great time to give your kitchen a little love with some new appliances. LG’s matte black line gives a great update to any kitchen; and these new appliances are wi-fi and voice enabled. Through an integration with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can simply tell the fridge to make extra ice for your summer party, or find out how much time is left on the oven while getting your home ready for the event.
Now through July 11th, you can receive up to a $400 Instant rebate by purchasing a 4-piece kitchen bundle. In addition to the LG Matte Black, LG and LG Studio models are also eligible. Learn more about LG appliances and this summer deal here.
Whether you’re looking for a little treat for yourself, or a signature drink for a party, this Watermelon and Blackberry slushie is a perfect answer! I can definitely see myself making it a few more times (maybe for a fun 4th of July BBQ)!
Do you create signature drinks for your summer BBQs? What sort of drinks do you offer?
That drink sounds amazing! I would love to have that while sitting on the beach this summer. Thanks for sharing!