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Salted Watermelon Mint Cooler
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5 from 3 votes

Salted Watermelon Mint Cooler

Fruity yet floral, this Salted Watermelon Mint Cooler is a wonderfully refreshing, adventurous and healthy drink to sip on throughout summer. A touch of salt works wonders to bring out the flavours in this drink without overpowering it. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 6 People


  • 1400 g/ 3lb 1 oz Watermelon (skin removed prior to weighing)
  • 30 g/ 1oz Fresh Mint
  • 160 ml/ ⅔ cup Lime juice (from approx 4 limes)
  • 1 tsp Sea salt flakes


  • Cut the watermelon into small chunks and remove the seeds. Do this over a bowl so any juice is caught
  • Tip the flesh and juice into a blender along with the mint leaves and lime. Blitz for 1-2 minutes
  • Strain the liquid through a fine-meshed sieve, collecting all of the juice in a jug. Use the back of a metal spoon to press down on the pulp to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the pulp
  • Put the liquid back into the blender, add the salt and blitz again for 30 seconds. 
  • Serve over ice garnished with mint sprigs, lime wedges and chunks of watermelon. 
  • The cooler can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Just be sure to shake prior to serving to redistribute all ingredients.


Feeling nervous about the salt? Try tasting the cooler prior to adding salt, then add it little by little. You'll be amazed how it livens up the drink without leaving an unpalatable taste behind. I urge you not to leave it out.