Being pregnant during margarita and rose season (or summer as some call it) can make social occasions a little tricky. It feels un-special to be sipping on water night after night. While water (and tons of it) is key for your growing baby, sometimes you need a little something more. This Spicy Watermelon Cooler is super hydrating thanks to the cucumber and watermelon and also has a little kick. Sort of like a mama-friendly spicy margarita!


½ cucumber peeled and sliced

3 cups of watermelon chunks

juice of 1 lime

3 slices of jalapeno seeds removed

a few springs of mint for garnish


In a blender combine the cucumber, watermelon, lime juice and jalapeno. Blend until completely smooth. Pour over ice and garnish with a few springs of fresh mint.

Photography by Mia McDonald