Watermelon Bowl for Two

A summer cocktail perfect for backyard fun

The Town Docks in Meredith is one of the true classics on the lake. Their watermelon bowl cocktail is a perfect summer drink with fresh watermelon blended with strawberries and the flavors of piña colada. Add Sailor Jerry spiced rum and serve in a melon bowl with a dark rum floater or in a tall glass garnished with a cherry.

Serving Size: 3-4

3/4 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen pineapple
(You can use fresh fruit along with a cup of ice.)
1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup cream of coconut (Coco López)
1/4 cup agave syrup

Mix together with a blender, adding the watermelon first. If using ice, add that last.

Lightly blend in 6 ounces Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum (or a light rum).

Top each serving with a splash of dark rum.

Pour into individual glasses and decorate with whipped cream and maraschino cherries or other fruit.

To serve it like they do at Town Docks, carve out a watermelon and pour in mixture and serve with straws. A charming face with whipped cream and cherry eyes is optional.

Town Docks, a member of the Common Man family, is celebrating its 20th year offering a summer experience in Meredith — right at the town docks. Drive up or boat in to wiggle your toes in the sand by the picnic tables or find shade under an umbrella at a two-top. Enjoy the relaxing view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the summer menu. Other seating options include the rooftop deck and, most recently, air-conditioning was added to a former screened porch.

Besides the classic watermelon bowl, find the Big Lake Runner with cherry-infused Sailor Jerry spiced rum, crème de banana, blackberry brandy, pineapple juice, orange juice and a float of dark rum. Summer fun foods include lobster rolls, traditional or butter-poached, a complete boiled lobster dinner, fried whole-belly clams, fried scallops, lobster mac and cheese and more. Finish up with delicious housemade ice cream or an ice cream frappe.

Categories: Guide to Summer, Recipes, Summer Food and Recipes