It’s summer. It’s hot & humid. And we run all the miles in it. But, what’s better than an ice-cold drink post-hot summer run? Instead of your standard hydration drink, give this post-run mocktail made with Lime + Watermelon AHA sparkling water a try.

You are probably aware that we lose more water & sodium when running in heat & humidity <and sometimes A LOT more!> This mocktail provides the water and sodium you need to rehydrate after a hot, summer run – and it’s freaking delicious.

Pair this with your recovery meal or enjoy it after your meal while you relax poolside <or work or drive the kids around to activities, but we can dream about the pool, right?>

Don’t be intimated by making your own watermelon juice. It’s super easy & a great way to use up those parts of the watermelon that are a little too ripe or aren’t the right texture for the tiny humans in your life. Just toss the watermelon in your blender + add some lime juice, salt, & honey. I strained mine with a mesh strainer but you can skip that step if you’re short on time. The juice will save in your fridge for 2 weeks – so sip, sip and enjoy!

Salty Watermelon Lime Spritzer


  • 1 can AHA Watermelon Lime or other sparkling water <save more for later>
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp honey or your favorite sweetener


  • In a blender, add watermelon, lime juice, salt and honey. Blend well. You can strain with a mesh strainer if you want it extra smooth, but you do not have to.
  • Add more honey to taste - this will depend on how ripe your watermelon is & how sweet you'd like it to be.
  • Mix equal parts watermelon juice & sparkling water and add ice. Enjoy!
  • Save extra watermelon juice in a mason jar with lid for up to 2 weeks.


This is a great post-run mocktail that can help with hydration & recovery.
But, if you choose to have a post-run cocktail - studies show that eating a balanced meal <protein, carbs, fat> + hydration before choosing an alcoholic beverage helps decrease the negative side effects of alcohol on recovery. So, if you add some tequila or vodka let us know how it tastes!

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