This weekend, I headed down to the Jersey shore for some family time, beach time and good, old-fashioned “get out of Dodge” time. It was glorious for all of those reasons but I also made a cool discovery I had to share.
My one cousin is seven months pregnant and not able to take part in some of the, shall we say, “activities” that took place throughout the weekend. Instead, she was downing Polar Seltzer and finally, I took her up on the offer to try one. She kept talking it up as the perfect drink – better than water when she wanted a beverage, but without any of the bad side effects of soda. I haven’t tried seltzer in a long time on its own — my grandparents always used to force it on us and I just didn’t like it. But turns out, seltzer has come a long way!
You can enjoy it all by itself, or make a cocktail (alcoholic or non) with it – your choice! It really is yummy either way. Here is one of my favorite recipes, compliments of the folks from Polar. The alcoholic version uses the brand’s “Pina Colada” flavor, and the non-alcoholic requires “Mint Mojito.”
In a tall glass combine:
- 3 fresh watermelon chunks
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 limes slices
- ½ teaspoon of brown sugar (optional)
Add 1 ½ oz of Grey Goose vodka
Top with Polar Seltzer Pina Colada
Place chunks of seedless watermelon in a blender. Blend slowly. Strain with a sieve and recover watermelon juice.
In a tall glass filled with ice, combine:
- 50% fresh watermelon juice
- 50% Polar Seltzer Mint Mojito
- Garnish with fresh limes and mint
I think both are the perfect drinks for the summer and all the holidays coming up. And you can serve them side-by-side so that everyone in the family can enjoy one way or another.