sparkling watermelon + cucumber refresher |

sparkling watermelon + cucumber refresher


  • 1 c. English cucumber, peeled
  • 4 c. cubed watermelon, seeded
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled + thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons
  • sparkling water or club soda (I used cucumber melon)*
  • fresh mint
  • extra cucumber slices for garnish

* Substitute with lemon, lime or another all-natural flavored club soda of your choice

** To benefit from the nutrients of fresh juice, drink this refresher right away! However, the flavor will intensify when chilled in the fridge for about an hour.


  1. Add the cucumber, watermelon, and ginger to a blender. Process until smooth, and the ginger is broken up.
  2. Add the juice of 1 lemon, plus more to taste; you want a nice balance of tart and sweet.
  3. Strain to remove any seeds and pieces of ginger.
  4. Pour the juice about 2/3’s full in glasses over ice.
  5. Top with sparkling water.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint and cucumber slices.
  7. Serve chilled.