I love throwing parties, but one thing I never quite know how to handle is the beverage. Is it okay to serve alcohol if some guests don’t drink? Are guests expecting alcohol? I just have no idea…so instead of worrying too much, I just make a really REALLY great drink that everyone will love no matter what. My Watermelon Strawberry Aqua Fresca is sweet, light, refreshing, and ready in only 15 minutes!!!
To make this even fancier you can freeze some pureed watermelon to be the ice cubes to keep it from getting to watered down, but it’s totally not necessary if you don’t have time. Throw in some whole fresh mint leaves to really kick it up. The mint adds just a hint of something other than super sweet fruit and really makes the drink special. Trust..it might be just a few mint leaves, but it will make all the difference.
I love party prep that only takes a few minutes. That way I can quickly make it up and get to my party without missing any of it. What’s the good of a party if the host is always in the kitchen?
The colder the drink the better, but don’t make it too far in advance. I usually make it up right before my guests arrive and put in a ton of ice and frozen fruit to chill it quickly!
Thanks to my lovely friend Kate, Kate Eschbach Photography, who helped me take some of the photos for this party.
Need more quick 15 minute recipe ideas? Check out these other great #15MinuteSuppers!
- Blueberry Avocado Greek Yogurt Smoothie from Better in Bulk
- Blackberry Lemonade from Jen’s Journey
- Chocolate Banana Shakes from Songs Kate Sang
- Watermelon Strawberry Aqua Fresca from Around My Family Table
- Sunshine Berry Spritzer from Liz on Call
- Caramel Banana Cheesecake Smoothies from Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
- Mango Avocado Smoothie from Upstate Ramblings
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