I love coconuts, and I like rum, so by all logic Malibu should be a drink I enjoy but until recently, we weren’t friends. Malibu and lemonade? Too sweet for me. Pina Colada? Too sickly for me. This weekend I made it my goal to find a drink that I enjoyed it in. Obviously testing and developing cocktails is an arduous task, but I’ve found the drink for Malibu naysayers. Spiked watermelon agua frescas.
You can make these in any blender, but I have a new kitchen gadget to introduce that I’m sure you’ll see a lot of over the coming months. See, I’m currently testing a Nurtibullet Pro for Selfridges, so I’ve been using it in as many recipes as possible – I’ve even made pastry in it! It’s replaced our bulky juicer, the blender and the now ancient smoothie maker that my Nanna once won at Bingo. It doesn’t technically juice because it doesn’t remove the fibre, but my juicer was just too much hassle to clean in comparison.
Anyway, recipe time. For two long drinks, you’ll need:1/4 watermelon cubed, rind removed Juice of half a lime A handful of ice cubes 50ml Malibu (or 100ml for double measures)
Add the ice and watermelon chunks to the blender, squeeze in the lime, add the Malibu.
This is the reason that my new gadget is so easy to clean, the extractor blade just screws on and off the cups.
Here is where the ‘oooh’ comes in if you like a good kitchen gadget. Blend that cup. The first and last photos in this gif are taken two seconds apart.
I know the Nutribullet is more about the health shake/smoothie side of life, but it’s much more versatile than that. The individual cups and blades make it the perfect bartender for fresh and frozen cocktails. The Nutribullet Pro is coming very soon to Selfridges, I believe the Pro edition is around £140, but they also stock the standard (less powerful) Nurtribullet for £99. The price tag makes it more of an ‘investment piece’, but considering it’s replaced three other small appliances in our house and does a better job than each of them, it’s well worth it.
Monday morning could be deemed a little inappropriate for cocktails and liquor giveaways, but maybe it can work as an incentive for you? Picture yourself, Friday night, sipping a spiked agua fresca. Surely that reward will make the week go a little faster. With that disclaimer, I’m giving away a limited edition bottle of Malibu designed by the amazingly talented Sera Ulger. The bottle is inspired by this season’s catwalk trends and features a bright feather design that just cries out with carnival spirit. There are lots of ways to enter, all listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. If you enter – good luck! If you make some agua frescas this weekend – enjoy!