A Hydrating Watermelon Drink with Cucumber!

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A refreshing watermelon drink with cucumber! This cooler is packed with health benefits and is perfect for sipping and stay hydrated during hot summer months!

watermelon drink in a glass with cucumber and edible;e flowers.

Summer is here and we’re all about staying hydrated! Watermelon and cucumber both have health benefits as well as hydrating properties, making it the perfect summer cooler! It’s similar to our homemade watermelon juice, but we’ve added a few more ingredients to make it a refreshing cooler!

This watermelon drink is made with only 4 simple ingredients: Watermelon, cucumber, lime juice and a little honey for extra sweetness.

Watermelon and cucumber cooler in glasses on a marble table.

It’s a great summer drink recipe to serve pool side, at picnics or just to store in your refrigerator for something sweet and healthy to sip.

pink watermelon drink with cucumber and edible flowers

Healthy Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon contains mostly water, but it’s also full of vitamins like A, B6 and C, lycopene, as well as antioxidants. Here are a few more benefits:

  • Keeps you hydrated which is perfect during the summer.
  • May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress. 
  • May Help Relieve Muscle Soreness.
Pink drink made with watermelon and cucumber in a pretty glass on the table.

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is another fruit that contains a high amount of water but is also full of vitamins, minerals and keeps you hydrated.

How to Make a Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Honey
  • Lime Juice

Directions

Remove the watermelon rind and cut the watermelon into cubes.

Watermelon cut into cubes on a cutting board.

Slice the cucumber, removing the peel first.

Cucumber and watermelon in a blender.

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

watermelon cucumber cooler straining in a cheesecloth

Add cheesecloth over a strainer and then pour the watermelon, cucumber liquid into the cheesecloth to strain.

Throw the cheesecloth with watermelon residue away.

watermelon juice with cucumber in a bowl.

Pour the watermelon juice into a jar or pitcher and enjoy!

How long will watermelon juice last?

This delicious pulp-free juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. If freezing, leave 3/4 to an inch of room in the top of the jar for expansion. 

Watermelon juice will store in the back of the freezer for 30-60 days.

Is watermelon full of sugar?

Watermelon isn’t necessarily full of sugar. 92% of it is made up of water alone. 

Still, there is a good chunk of sugar in the remaining 8%. A cup of watermelon has around 10 grams of sugar, depending on the variety. Keep in mind that this is natural sugar, not processed junk.

Plus, watermelon is naturally fat-free, very low in sodium, and only has about 40 calories per cup.

Watermelon drink in a large glass jar.

How do you pick out a watermelon?

Whether you’re picking it off of the vine or off of a shelf at the grocery store, you’ll want to follow these tips.

First, pick up a watermelon that is uniform and feels heavy for its size. You want to avoid ones that have any blemishes like bumps or dents.

Turn it in your hands so that you can see the “field spot“. This is the discolored part of the melon where it sat in the field. It starts off white and becomes yellowish when it’s ripe and at its full sweetness.

watermelon cucumber cooler with edible flowers

This Watermelon Drink is a Great Cocktail Alternative

Not everyone is after a boozy tipple at parties, so it’s great to cover all bases with some nonalcoholic alternatives to cocktails. 

This fresh watermelon cucumber cooler is perfect! With its vibrant colors and invigorating taste, it’s a real crowd pleaser!

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Watermelon Drink with Cucumber

A refreshing watermelon drink, packed with vitamins and minerals to hydrate during hot summer months!
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cucumber, sliced with peel off
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Remove the watermelon rind and cut the watermelon into cubes. 
  • Slice the cucumber, removing the peel first. 
  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add cheesecloth over a strainer and then pour the watermelon, cucumber liquid into the cheesecloth to strain. 
  • Throw away the cheesecloth and watermelon residue. 
  • Pour the watermelon juice into a jar or pitcher and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 thoughts on “A Hydrating Watermelon Drink with Cucumber!”

  1. 5 stars
    Any time we have leftover watermelon, we use it to make drinks! It’s so refreshing, especially with the cucumber in it!

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  2. 5 stars
    The simplicity of this recipe is amazing. It is so delicious. Thanks for the extra tips on picking a good watermelon.

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