Summertime has its favorite flavors, and watermelon is high on the list. Add refreshing kiwi, and it becomes one of the tastiest combos around. Are you looking for a non-alcoholic signature drink recipe to wow your wedding guests and cool them down? If so, this watermelon kiwi mocktail is the perfect summer drink for your reception.
Why make a non-alcoholic kiwi watermelon drink?
Some guests prefer not to have alcohol, and others simply want a dry wedding. Either circumstance is ok! If you prefer a bit of a kick, add clear alcohol to this watermelon kiwi mocktail. However, in this instance, we are pleasing everyone of all ages with an alcohol-free version.
When you have a signature drink at your reception, offering a virgin version is thoughtful. And this mocktail is filled with summer flavors that both you and your wedding guests will enjoy. Plus, it’s refreshing on a hot summer day.
How else can I use a watermelon kiwi mocktail recipe?
If you don’t want to serve this at your wedding reception, that’s ok! There are other times where it’s appropriate to make this drink. Here are a few that I can think of.
- Turn it into a refreshing, poolside kiwi watermelon smoothie for swimmers of all ages.
- Use a popsicle kit to use this recipe to make delicious kiwi watermelon popsicles. They’re delicious and the perfect summer cooldown.
- Make this mocktail for other wedding-centric events, such as the bridal shower, rehearsal BBQ, or bachelorette party.
- Use this recipe to make a kiwi and watermelon smoothie at home. You don’t need a special occasion to celebrate.
Watermelon Kiwi Mocktail Recipe
- Makes: 4 kiwi watermelon smoothies
- Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Kiwi Watermelon Mocktail Ingredients
- 2 cups ice (crushed)
- 1 cup watermelon (cubed)
- 1 cup kiwi (chopped)
- 4 Tbsp sugar
Watermelon Kiwi Mocktail Instructions
- Pour half of the crushed ice and all of the watermelon into a blender.
- Add 2 Tbsp of sugar and blend until smooth. Feel free to add more or less sugar to taste.
- Set aside watermelon slush mixture.
- Pour the other half of the crushed ice and all of the kiwi into the blender.
- Add the rest of the sugar and blend until smooth. Again, use more or less sugar to taste.
- Fill half of the glass with the watermelon mixture and the rest with the kiwi slush (or vice versa).
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips for Making a Watermelon Kiwi Mocktail
- Want more color? Add red and green food coloring to each slush to enhance the tone.
- If you don’t have a blender, use a hand mixer.
- Taste the separate slushes to make sure they aren’t too sweet or too tart.
- For more of a frozen mocktail, cut the fruit and place into the freezer overnight.
- Pour the upper layer gently with a spoon to ensure that the layers don’t mix.