Get your fill of sweet and juicy watermelon this summer with these simple strawberry-watermelon icebergs; they’re the perfect way to quench your thirst and cool you down on these unbearably hot days. You can make the kid-friendly version as listed below, or feel free to spike them for a grown-up twist.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 x 16 oz drinks

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Ingredients:
2 cups watermelon chunks/cubes
2 cups whole frozen strawberries
2 ½ cups ice cubes
1 ½ L sparkling water (or lemon lime soda), chilled
2 limes
Fresh mint sprigs

Directions:
1. In each glass muddle the juice of half a lime and 3-4 torn mint leaves.
2. In a blender combine ice cubes, watermelon and frozen strawberries until a thick slush is made. To assist when blending, you may need to use a spoon or spatula to push the contents of the blender closer to the blade between pulses.
3. Pour approximately 1 1/2 cups of sparkling water into each glass. (Use lemon lime soda if you prefer a sweeter drink).
4. Scoop slush into each glass until it is full to the brim. Serve immediately!

Optional: if you prefer a spiked drink, add 1 -1.5 oz of vodka or rum to the glass when muddling the lime and mint.

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