Keeping hydrated is something you want to stay on top of come summertime. That鈥檚 why fruit-flavored聽waters have been such a game changer. A few minutes of chopping and you鈥檒l have water that鈥檚 beautiful to look at and flavorful enough to tempt you to drink more and more. If you dig that hack, you鈥檙e going to love watermelon ice cubes. These frozen chunks of fruit are the perfect way to perk up your drink and cool it down at the same time. They鈥檒l turn plain old sparkling water into a pretty summer cooler. Try 鈥檈m in a summer cocktail (or two). Bonus: When you reach the bottom of the glass, there鈥檚 a boozy chilled fruit to eat. Here are nine reasons to try watermelon ice cubes RN.


1. Sparkling Water With Watermelon Ice : Here鈥檚 the perfect way to perk up your water without adding lots of calories. Plus, it tastes so much better than all those fruit-flavored drinks with the fake sweeteners. Chop up a whole watermelon and toss the cubes into Ziplock bags. That way, you鈥檒l always have some on hand. (via Taste and Tell )


2. Watermelon Vodka Limeade : Homemade limeade is super easy to make 鈥 just juice a few limes and add honey. Plop in a few watermelon ice cubes, and you鈥檝e got yourself a summer cooler. Leave out the vodka for a kid-friendly pleaser. (via Naive Cook Cooks )


3. Watermelon Lemonade : It doesn鈥檛 feel like summer until we鈥檝e made some lemonade. Toss in a few watermelon ice cubes for good measure. The cubes thaw gradually, without watering down your drink. (via Yellow Bliss Road )


4. Watermelon and Rosemary Ice Cubes : Who needs fancy bottled water when we鈥檝e got this hack? Freeze watermelon and rosemary into ice cubes to add a fresh twist to the stuff from the tap. (via Premeditated Leftovers )


5. Sweet and Sour Vodka Club Cocktail With Watermelon Ice : When the farmers鈥 markets start bursting with big, juicy watermelons, it鈥檚 time to break out the cocktail glasses. A few squeezes of lemon and lime, some simple syrup and these tasty watermelon ice cubes and you鈥檙e good to go. (via Everyday Cooking )


6. Spicy Jalape帽o Watermelon Margaritas : What鈥檚 better than a margarita with muddled jalape帽o? That same drink chilled down with watermelon ice cubes. It鈥檚 that hot-sweet combo that gets us every time. (via Gimme Some Oven )


7. Minty Melon Breeze : This fruity, juicy cocktail with watermelon-mint ice cubes is perfect for summer parties. Mix watermelon pure茅, vodka and any berry-flavored liquor. Then drop in a few of these infused ice cubes, and you鈥檒l be in the chill zone. (via Evite )


8. Melon Ball Ice Cubes : These mixed melon cubes look like a party in a glass. It鈥檚 a quick way to give any sparkling water the color and flavor of summer. (via Laylita鈥檚 Recipes )


9. Frosty Watermelon Dog Treat : Let鈥檚 not forget our furry friends this summer! These chilled dog treats are made with watermelon, coconut water and a drizzle of honey. Now you and your bud can cool down from that walk together. (via Pet Guide )

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