Hard watermelon hippie juice made with fresh watermelon juice and homemade lemonade sweetened with honey and spiked with triple sec and coconut rum. This cocktail is like taking a cool drink of summer.
Oh man! This cocktail is so freeking good. Both Debbie and I love this one and you will too. Can’t see how anyone wouldn’t.
Fresh watermelon juice and homemade lemonade sweetened with honey make this cocktail like taking a cool sip of summer. The orange triple sec and the coconut rum enhance the flavors of the fruit juice and take it over the top. We were both hooked on this “hippie juice” from the very first taste. I think my first words were, “Holy Shit! This is amazing!” Seriously, you just gotta try one.
Our friends over at Arctic Chill were so nice and sent us their Arctic Chill Muddler to try out! We used it to muddle the watermelon flesh to get the juice out and it worked well. I will admit, at first we figured that a muddler would just be a muddler and would it really be different from any other muddler that we have tried? Well the answer is yes and no. Yes it is the same shape as any other muddler, however, its longer and a bit heavier than any muddler either Debbie or I had already. Its metal instead of cheap plastic and I like how it fits well in my hand, with a nice weight to it.
The biggest difference that the Arctic Chill Muddler has is the size of the bottom part that does all the work. We measured against our other muddlers and its bigger than all of them which makes a task like getting juice out of watermelon easier. We also liked how it didn’t have pointy parts on the bottom like another muddler I have does. I find that muddlers with pointy parts on the bottom don’t do a great job.
Say all that to say, next time I reach for a muddler, it will be for my Arctic Chill Muddler. And just so you know, yes they gave us free muddlers, but we weren’t paid to write a good review, we’re just giving an honest opinion.
I think I said “muddler” more times in the last three paragraphs than I have in my whole dang life! lol.
We used our own Lemonade recipe for this hippie juice cocktail. Its so good. All the lemon flavor with a hint of sweet honey. Its really easy to make your own and it tastes so much better than concentrate, but if you like, you can use the concentrate and your cocktail will still taste great. 🙂
You can replace the lemonade with concentrate but don’t sub in anything for the watermelon juice, without it, this drink wont be the same at all.
Ok so why is this called “hippie juice” you ask? Well I don’t really have a great answer for that lol, but the truth is that Mark, I think, saw a picture of a watermelon cocktail on facebook with the title of “hippie juice” and told us about it. We loved the idea of a watermelon cocktail and thought that the name “hippie juice” just kinda fit so we called our version hippie juice too. Unfortunately we couldn’t find the original version on facebook so we couldn’t tell you where Mark originally got the idea.
I have a feeling we are going to be stocking up on watermelon this summer…
If you would like your own Arctic Chill Muddler, you can check it out on Amazon by clicking on the picture below. I think its actually on sale now for $10.77 instead of the regular price of $13.95.
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 oz vodka
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ oz Malibu
- 2 oz watermelon juice
- 2 oz lemonade
FOR THE LEMONADE
- 1 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 3 - 4 cups Water
- Lemon slices
- ½ cup of Honey
- FOR THE LEMONADE
- Squeeze all the juice from your lemons to equal 1 cup and pour into a pitcher.
- Pour in the water, the honey, the lemon slices and mix well. Your done!
FOR THE COCKTAIL
- Slice the watermelon in half and take out the flesh. Muddle it well in a bowl using your Arctic Chill Muddler. Strain the juices through a sieve.
- Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the watermelon juice, vodka, triple sec, malibu, and lemonade to the martini shaker. Shake it up well.
- Pour into a glass with ice and top it up with some soda if desired.