National Watermelon Day

This big fruit deserves it’s own big day. And, so we give pause to celebrate watermelons on National Watermelon Day. Sweet and tasty, watermelons are one of summer’s favorite fruit. Here’s a refreshing Watermelon Cocktail Recipe to celebrate this delicious fruit!

Watermelon Mimosa

 

IngredientsWatermelon Wine Spritzers

1 cup watermelon juice (puree, strained)
1/2 cup light champagne

Instructions

Divide watermelon juice among 2 to 3 champagne flutes. Fill with champagne and enjoy!

Servings

Makes 2 to 3 cocktails.

 

Fun Facts
    • The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
    • Watermelon is 92% water.
    • Watermelon is cousins to cucumbers,pumpkins and squash.
    • By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
    • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
    • In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Book of World Records).

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