The cucumbers are already taking over much of my small garden plot in the backyard, but I don’t care.  Summer is here!  With the 4th of July around the corner, and every weekend promising backyard barbecues and friends, this cocktail is a sure winner.  Thanks to Cookie and Kate for featuring this pretty and perfect summer drink.

watermelon cucumber cocktail

Cookie & Kate Watermelon Cucumber Cooler


Watermelon Cucumber Cooler  – Adapted from Martha










Just head over to Cookie and Kate’s website for the recipe.  It serves four to six, but you’re probably going to want more of these, so buy a big watermelon!

I served these with skewers of cherry tomatoes and mozzarella bites drizzled in balsamic vinegar, basil, and sea salt – absolutely delightful!