Boozy Smoothie: Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie Recipe

Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie Recipe — A refreshing frozen (and healthy!) boozy smoothie recipe, this Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie will get you through the summer heatwave.

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

Summer summer summertiiiime, but when it’s hot as a tamale out, it can be hard to sit back and unwind. Sipping on cooling drinks can help us get through the even the most sweltering days.

You can turn to the standby with gin & juice (sorry for all of the 90’s music references) or reach for something even more exciting for your taste buds.

Like this boozy watermelon papaya rum smoothie! Booze in smoothies you ask? Oh, yes! But then again, I, Ashley tend to put booze in everything!

You won’t want to be cooking syrups or waiting days for infusions just to down a drink in no time with the heat.

So this cocktail only requires a bit of freezing (my secret tip!) and blending to get a refreshing and tasty drink that’s perfect for sipping poolside…

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

Ingredients Needed To Make A Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie

  • Frozen watermelon cubes — Freeze 
  • Coconut milk
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Orange juice
  • Frozen papaya — Freeze 1/4 cup in a tray. 
  • Agave
  • White rum
  • Pinch salt
  • Pineapple wedges, sliced limes and mint — optional for garnish 

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

Using Coconut Milk In Smoothies

Instead of adding yogurt like most smoothies, I added in some coconut milk. Coconut milk not only gives the smoothie creamy texture, but also adds a tropical note that pairs so well with the papaya.

I used canned coconut milk for a thicker constancy. But you can also use refrigerated coconut milk for a lighter beverage.

 

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

How To Not Water Down Your Smoothie

Ice can often water down a smoothie so one of my favorite tricks is freezing fruit before blending.

Freezing the coconut milk in an ice cube tray will also keep this concoction frozen longer without getting watered down, not that it will stick around for long anyways!

 

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

How To Make Turn This Into Virgin Cocktail

You could omit the rum in this for a frozen virgin treat, but really, where’s the fun in that?!

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

How To Make A Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie

Simply pour all your ingredients into a blender.

Then, blend until smooth!

Garnish with fruit slices such as pineapple and lime wedges and mint sprigs.

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

It’s so easy to sit back and close your eyes while drinking one of these spiked smoothies and feel like you are in a tropical local. ”Tulum” here I come!

Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie Recipe

watermelon papaya rum smoothie - sugar & cloth

Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie Recipe

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A refreshing frozen (and healthy!) boozy smoothie recipe, this Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie will get you through the summer heatwave.
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Drinks

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup watermelon cubes frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup papaya frozen
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 2 oz white rum
  • Pinch salt

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 2
Calories: 411kcal

Instructions

  • Pour all the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
KEYWORD: boozy smoothie, frozen drinks, healthy, healthy cocktails, rum, smoothie, sugar and cloth, tropical
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13 thoughts on “Boozy Smoothie: Watermelon Papaya Rum Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Yum! White rum is my favorite. I’m glad to see a recipe on a blog using it, they’re aren’t too many. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This smoothie sounds so delicious, and I love that the recipe includes rum! Also, I had never thought of freezing fruit instead of adding ice to my smoothies. That’s such a good idea!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

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  3. This looks so delicious and amazing! This is going to need to be a thing in my life ASAP! I’m obsessed with papaya!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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