This fruity mocktail is refreshingly light with just the right amount of sweetness, making it perfect for summer parties for adults or children. You can also add a bottle of prosecco to make it an alcoholic cocktail.
Why Make This Strawberry Watermelon Spritzer Mocktail
Summer in the northeast is hot and insanely humid. By the end of most days, after my 40th shower of the day, I usually feel zapped and dehydrated. Because plain water can be boring (especially if you’ve been drinking it nonstop all day), mocktails can be a great alternative for hydration, and what’s more refreshing than watermelon?
Enter this strawberry watermelon spritzer mocktail. Made with fresh watermelon juice, strawberries, mint and flavored seltzer, this effervescent drink offers thirst-quenching refreshment with just the right amount of sweetness and a little lime juice for some tang. Not only does this make it the perfect drink for outdoor activities in the summer, but the lack of alcohol means that it’s both adult and kid-friendly!
…Though it also makes a great base for mimosas, for those who are in the mood for a cocktail. 😉
Ingredients for Strawberry Watermelon Spritzer Mocktails
- Watermelon juice
- Ripe strawberries (quartered)
- Fresh mint
- Berry Flavored Seltzer
If making into an alcoholic cocktail:
- 1 bottle of prosecco
Pro Tips for Making this recipe
Where to get Watermelon Juice
You may have read the title of this post and been like, cool but does your local grocery store sell fresh watermelon juice?? And the answer is no, but a nearby fruit and vegetable store does (gotta love NYC)! But if you’re not as fortunate, you can usually get watermelon juice at a juice bar, especially in the summer, or you can easily make your own by blending chunks of watermelon until smooth and straining with a mesh strainer.
Choosing a Flavored Seltzer
When I originally made this recipe, I used strawberry flavored seltzer (Spindrift makes an amazing seltzer) but it was hard to find in my area. So, I usually sub in raspberry lime flavor because it’s usually easy to find (also Spindrift brand), but you can also use mixed berry flavor. Regardless of the flavor you choose to use, it’s important to ensure you’re using a good quality seltzer vs. a kind with an after taste or an overly-artificial-seeming fruit flavor.
How to Make Strawberry Watermelon Spritzer Mocktails
Step 1: Add 24 ounces of watermelon juice and 6 strawberries cut into quarters to a pitcher
Step 2: Add basil and the juice of 2 limes to the pitcher. Mash the strawberries and basil (a muddler is great for this).
Step 3: Add 16 ounces of raspberry lime seltzer and stir gently with a wooden spoon to combine. If adding prosecco, add it here.
Step 4: Serve in wine or champagne glasses with ice. Garnish with mini slices of watermelon and strawberries and mint from the pitcher.
- 6 large strawberries (quartered)
- ¼ cup of fresh mint
- 4 limes (quartered)
- 16 ounces of berry-flavored seltzer (I prefer Spindrift's strawberry or raspberry lime flavors)
- 24 ounces of watermelon juice
- If making alcoholic:
- 1 bottle of prosecco
- Add watermelon juice strawberry and mint. To a large pitcher, add watermelon juice, strawberries, mint and lime juice to the pitcher. Mash (using a muddler or a wooden spoon) strawberries and mint.
- Add remaining ingredients. Add juice from the limes and berry seltzer to the pitcher. If adding prosecco, add it here.
- Serve. Add ice to wine glasses or champagne flutes and serve spritzer.
If making into an alcoholic cocktail, add 1 bottle of prosecco to the recipe above after all other ingredients have been combined and mixed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 10gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g