This frozen watermelon Moscow mule is the refreshing drink you’ve been looking for all summer. Crisp ginger beer and lime juice are blended with the subtle flavors of watermelon and spiked with vodka to create a smooth, blended cocktail that’s sure to keep you cool.
I am in love with this recipe. I mean, I already had a place in my heart for a ginger beer cocktail – or even mocktail – but this frozen watermelon Moscow mule is really a beautiful thing. The watermelon is sweet and mellow and blends so well with the sharp ginger beer and tart lime juice, but blending frozen watermelon, rather than ice, creates a super smooth slushy that rivals a classic Icee. And, who doesn’t love an Icee?
This drink is a great way to use up your extra watermelon, and I know you have some, because no one can finish a whole watermelon by themselves. Even when we eat it everyday, I still manage to have half a watermelon cut up in my fridge. So this time, I popped it into the freezer and used it to make these frozen watermelon Moscow mules.
This recipe makes two mules, but you can easily double it, or even triple it, depending on the capacity of your blender. If you’re wanting to fit more frozen watermelon in your blender, try a pulsing the frozen watermelon cubes just a tiny bit to make more room in the blender before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Frozen Watermelon Moscow Mule
Yield 2 cocktails
- 4 cups cubed watermelon, frozen
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 3 ounces vodka
- 1 12-ounce ginger beer
- Lime slices, for garnish
- Ice, optional
- In a blender, add watermelon, lime juice, vodka and 6 ounces ginger beer (1/2 bottle). Blend until watermelon is incorporated. Add remaining ginger beer and blend until smooth.
- Serve in copper mugs, ice optional.
Make this cocktail into a mocktail by swapping out the vodka for some water. Normally, I’d just leave it out, but blenders like the extra liquid, so make things easier for your machine and throw in the water. I promise it won’t affect the taste very much.