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Get that Summer taste with this watermelon cooler mocktail recipe

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Chase the Summer days with a refreshing drink…or two…or ten. These watermelon mocktails are all the fun of a regular cocktail, without the headache!

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Tip: We used non-alcoholic Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mixer available from Dan Murphy’s. Or, replace with a good-quality raspberry cordial such as Bickford’s and adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

Makes: 3

Prep: 25 mins

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Watermelon cooler mocktail. (Credit: New Idea)

Ingredients

  • 2kg piece seedless watermelon
  • 1 litre fresh cold-pressed apple juice
  • ¹⁄³ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup watermelon cocktail mixer (see Tip)
  • 2 cups soda water
  • 250g punnet strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup small fresh mint leaves

Instructions

1. Remove skin from watermelon. Chop flesh. Place watermelon into a blender in two batches. Blend on high speed until smooth. You will need 1.5 litres (6 cups) puree. Transfer to a large jug. Cover and refrigerate.

2. Just before serving, pour watermelon puree, juices, cocktail mixer and soda water into a drink dispenser or large jug. Stir gently to combine. Add strawberries, ice and mint.

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