Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a pretty watermelon cocktail. It’s super easy to make, you will need :

10 mint leaves and a few for garnish

1 Tbsp caster sugar

1/4 cup / 60ml lime juice

3 cups crushed ice

1/3 cup / 80ml Malibu white rum or golden rum

600ml watermelon juice, made from pureed and sieved skinless watermelon

Mini watermelon wedges to garnish


Make the fresh watermelon juice using a blender. Then muddle mint leaves with the sugar and lime juice. Tip into a cocktail shaker. Add half the crushed ice, rum and watermelon juice. Smile and shake. Fill the cocktail glasses to about half way full of crushed ice. Remove the cap, strain into glasses. Top with mint and a wedge of watermelon.

Repeat recipe if desired. Happy Valentine’s Day. Kiss kiss hug hug. x-x-o-o !

[Recipe thanks to Tracey Sunderland and the sweet treats are from Miss Istanbul Ponsonby Central.]