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Watermelon Fest

Eva Amurri Martino sets up a colorful spread outdoors underneath a pink umbrella

I like to highlight and celebrate seasonal foods, especially fruit, when my fam and I can’t get enough! We’ve been alllll about watermelon recently.  The kids love it, I love it, and it’s pretty spectacular to look at in my opinion.  Who doesn’t love a pink and green moment?! We decided to have a little fun and throw our own Watermelon Fest at casa Martino, to appreciate all things Watermelon season.  

Eva Amurri Martino shares her watermelon fest recipes
Eva Amurri Martino sips on a watermelon mojito
Eva Amurri Martino dips a watermelon fry into a yogurt dip

I came up with this Watermelon Mojito recipe, which is super easy to make “virgin” as well (ie, don’t worry, Marlowe’s did not contain alcohol!).  I also thought it would be fun to make some “Watermelon Fries” with a lime-yogurt dipping sauce as a healthy snack alternative.  Serve this with my Sweet & Salty Salad from my Mother’s Day brunch, and you have a delicious Watermelon-themed lunch!  If you can’t be a little extra in the summer time, when can you?

Major Martino grabs some watermelon candy
Marlowe Martino sits on mom Eva Amurri Martino's lap eating a watermelon lollipop
Marlowe Martino sips on a virgin watermelon mojito

Watermelon Fries With Lime Yogurt Dip Recipe

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Cut your watermelon in to long skinny fries.  Don’t make too thin, so they hold up when dipping! Next, mix your dip.  Combine the yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, and honey.  Enjoy immediately!

Eva Amurri Martino sips on a watermelon mojito
Marlowe Martino sips on a virgin watermelon mojito
Eva Amurri Martino sits with daughter Marlowe on her lap

Watermelon Mojito Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz White rum
  • 3 oz Watermelon juice
  • Watermelon Cocktail Sugar Rimmer
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Fresh mint (the more the merrier!)
  • Club soda

First, take a wedge of lime and rub it along the rim of your highball glass. Place the watermelon cocktail sugar rimmer onto a flat plate and place your glass upside onto the sugar until it’s coated evenly. Then muddle the mint by combining it with the rum and the watermelon juice inside a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a cocktail muddler in a dish before pouring mixture into a highball glass over ice. If using the cocktail shaker, strain the mixture over ice into a highball glass over ice. Top off with club soda, a squeeze of lemon and garnish with lots of extra fresh mint! Enjoy!

Eva Amurri Martino serves some watermelon fries to her son Major and daughter Marlowe
Eva Amurri Martino kisses son Major
Eva Amurri Martino's Watermelon Mojitos
Eva Amurri Martino serves some watermelon fries to her son Major
Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe and Major chow down on watermelon fries
Eva Amurri Martino dips a watermelon fry into a yogurt dip
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Watermelon Fries With Lime Yogurt Dip Recipe

I like to highlight and celebrate seasonal foods, especially fruit, when my fam and I can’t get enough! We’ve been alllll about watermelon recently.  The kids love it, I love it, and it’s pretty spectacular to look at in my opinion.
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Happily Eva After

Equipment

  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Cut your watermelon in to long skinny fries. Don’t make too thin, so they hold up when dipping!
  • Next, mix your dip.  Combine the yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, and honey.
  • Enjoy immediately!
Eva Amurri Martino's Watermelon Mojitos
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Watermelon Mojito Recipe

I came up with this Watermelon Mojito recipe, which is super easy to make “virgin” as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 3 oz watermelon juice
  • watermelon cocktail sugar rimmer
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1 can club soda

Instructions

  • First, take a wedge of lime and rub it along the rim of your highball glass.
  • Place the watermelon cocktail sugar rimmer onto a flat plate and place your glass upside onto the sugar until it's coated evenly.
  • Then muddle the mint by combining it with the rum and the watermelon juice inside a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, use a cocktail muddler in a dish before pouring mixture into a highball glass over ice.
  • If using the cocktail shaker, strain the mixture over ice into a highball glass over ice.
  • Top off with club soda, a squeeze of lemon and garnish with lots of extra fresh mint!
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Camilla says:


    Your daughter looks adorable in that outfit! The recipe looks so good. I’m thinking of making it! What a great idea to do a watermelon party!
    Sour Patch watermelon candy would be fun to have at a watermelon themed party! 🍉💕

    08.15.19 Reply