Watermelon-Tomato Cooler Recipe
Think of this fun cocktail as a sweeter, fruity take on a Bloody Mary. We combined tomatoes and watermelon with cucumbers, a jalapeno chile, and a splash of lime juice to make a deliciously fresh new drink that’s perfect for the summer months. When preparing the cocktail, be sure to strain out all of the solids from the pureed fruit and vegetable mixture. You want the liquid, not the pulp. (For best results, use a juicer if you have one.) Chill the mixture until very cold, about six hours. You can serve the drink as-is over ice, as a mocktail, or stir in 3/4 to 1 cup (6 to 8 ounces) tequila or vodka before serving. For a little more kick, rub the edge of glasses with lime wedges, and dip into Mexican chili-lime salt (such as Tajín). Like a Bloody Mary, you can dress up each glass with plenty of garnishes, like cucumber or watermelon spears and cilantro sprigs. Serve very cold, preferably outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. We love a good porch party, but any time you can get outside during the summer with a cool drink is cause for celebration.