Learn how to make watermelon ice cubes – the perfect way to spruce up sparkling craft cocktails by Prairie Organic Spirits!
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing cocktail in the summer… I think we can all agree on that, right? But if you usually prefer an experienced bartender to make your drinks for you, I am VERY excited for you to read this post! Turns out you don’t need to get a cocktail shaker or even have the desire make your own gimlet. Instead you can just pop open a CAN! That’s right, Prairie Organic Spirits launched the most delicious sparkling craft cocktails featuring their organic vodka and organic gin. Just because we can’t go to bars this summer doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a top notch craft cocktail whenever we want! Finally a 2020 win! ?
Watermelon Ice Cubes + Prairie Organic Sparking Craft Cocktails!
Even though you don’t need to do anything to these perfect concoctions, I thought it might be fun to show how you can make them a little bit more fun by making watermelon ice cubes. It is such a simple recipe that pairs perfectly with their Cucumber Lemonade canned cocktail to make it a little bit more special and summery. Just writing this makes me want to go pour one for myself. It. Is. So. Good.
Even though these cocktails are perfect on their own, I’ve been having fun experimenting with mix-ins like these watermelon ice cubes. It is such a simple recipe that pairs perfectly with their Cucumber Lemonade canned cocktail to add a little bit more delicious summer flavor. Just writing this makes me want to go pour one for myself. It. Is. So. Good.
How To Make Watermelon Ice Cubes
1/4 watermelon (about 4 cups)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 tbsp honey (optional)
Roughly chop 1/4 of a watermelon and add it to a blender. Taste it to see if it’s sweet enough on it’s own – if not add about a 1/2 tbsp honey. Add 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves.
Blend until the watermelon is smooth. Pour into an ice tray.
Freeze for about 3 hours or until the cubes have set.
Put 3 cubes in a glass and pour the chilled Cucumber Lemonade canned cocktail on top. Garnish with a lemon slice and more mint!
More about Prairie Organic Sparking Craft Cocktails
Just in case you haven’t heard me rave about Prairie Organic Spirits before, they produce award-winning spirits made with organic corn that is grown without herbicides and pesticides on Minnesota family farms. They were also the first USDA Certified Organic spirits brand and they remain the #1 organic vodka & gin to this day. And let me tell you, you can taste the difference. Their vodka and gin is so incredibly smooth – my favorite by far.
Needless to say, when I found out that they were launching sparkling craft cocktails, I was SO excited. As you can see, my personal favorite is the Cucumber Lemonade flavor made with their organic vodka. But they also have a Grapefruit flavor with organic vodka and Minnesota Bootleg with organic gin, crisp lime, and fresh mint. YUM.
The best part is that, amidst a lot of canned options right now, you can feel good about the fact that these are made with natural and organic ingredients. No mysteries here!
Want to try them?
I know, you’re craving one now, right? Sorry, not sorry! Just enter your zip code here to get a list of retailers near you. They are ALL OVER Chicago – Jewel, Target, Whole Foods, and so many more! They also have it behind the bar at a bunch of my favorite restaurants – a handy tip if you want a vodka or gin cocktail on your next patio date!
Have you tried these yet?
If not, which flavor are you going to try first? Let me know in the comments!
This post was sponsored by Prairie Organic Spirits, but (as always!) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Lake Shore Lady possible!
PS. You might also like my Cucumber Flavored Vodka Gimlet recipe!