With summertime around the corner and this weekend being a holiday, all I can think about is a cold frozen treat poolside. Who’s with me? With any holiday weekend, I like to get a little festive, and this watermelon and papaya smoothie is a crowd pleaser. Watermelon and stars are the first things that came to my mind when thinking about Memorial day. Well that and bbq, but I don’t think anyone wants me to try and make a pulled pork smoothie! With the weather being so darn hot, this is the perfect cocktail to cool down with and be festive all weekend long. Plus, I might have made a sneaky little treat out of those stars.
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Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie
1 1/2 cups watermelon cubes, frozen
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cups fresh pineapple
1/4 cups fresh yellow kiwi
1/2 cup tropical nectar juice
1/4 cup papaya, frozen
One tablespoon agave
2 oz white rum
Star Cookie Cutters
1st things first, boozy stars. You gotta get festive for this weekend, and fruit soaked in booze is the only way to go. Take your papaya and cut out multiple stars and place them in a shallow bowl. You can even do this with your kiwi as well. Pour rum over them and freeze. Yeah… I went there. You could also mix in some of the tropical nectar to tone down the rum. Might be a good idea, we aren’t 21 here anymore, and trying always tends to end poorly.
Now, you might not be able to find yellow kiwi at your local market. If you can’t, you can totally omit or use the good old green ones. I just thought these were a fun touch since you don’t see these around a lot.
Everyone in the pool! No ice here! Your frozen fruit will act as your thickening agent. Who likes a watery smoothie? Not me! Simply throw everyone into the blender and mix until well blended. Add more juice if you need it to be thicker, or more rum if you are feeling crazy. But remember your boozy star friends, so careful on the amount of rum.
Pour into your outdoor glassware; I’m using the Acrylic Glass Set from World market. A great set of classic glassware to have on hand for the summer coming up! Garnish with your boozy stars and slice of kiwi and mint. Now… your boozy stars don’t have their floaties on so they may very well sink to the bottom. Some may have their life together and know how to stay afloat as well. Either way, a little surprise for your guests! Also, this drink can be made with no booze as well for the kids or a mama to be!
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