Watermelon zing

There is nothing like the taste of cool watermelon juice on a hot day. My best friend and I used to love sipping them as we were walking down the beach in Thailand, or with a spicy papaya salad to cool our mouths down.

So here I am in my living room in Boston, it is snowing outside and a far cry away from a Thai beach. I’m on detox, which is hard in January when you are more often than not stuck inside due to the darkness and weather, staring at your wine collection-or maybe that is just me…

So I crank the heat up, and blend up some watermelon, with a squeeze of lime and a sprig of mint.

I sit back, close my eyes and imagine the sound of the ocean, the waves lapping in and out and the sound of the sand crunching beneath my feet…and for a moment…just a moment, I am there.

Journey with me to a dream of sun and sea, breath deeply for a moment or two or three, and even if there you can’t be, for a moment of your day you’ll be happy and free!


  • Watermelon
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Sprig of mint

(Optional extras: You can add some honey or agave syrup, but I find the watermelon sweet enough. If you are not on detox you can add rum or vodka)


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend/pulse for 30 seconds-1 minute
  • Pour into a martini glass
  • Kick back and relax!