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Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer With a Refreshing Mutt Mocktail

What’s a mutt mocktail, you ask? It’s a lickable, cocktail-inspired, alcohol-free and totally canine-friendly watermelon DIY dog treat (shaken, not stirred, please!). Made with just two summery-staples ingredients, no mixology credentials are required here! Just whip it up in a blender, pour into a bowl and serve.

But, hey, you deserve sweet summer sips, too.

If you want to belly up to the bar alongside your furry friend, you can instantly transform this dog-friendly mocktail recipe into a summer cocktail that’s perfectly suited for human consumption with the addition of some coconut rum and a hint of lime. (Do not under any circumstances serve or let your dog taste alcoholic beverages.) With such refreshing, cool flavors, it’s like a summer vacation in a glass!

So, what are you waiting for? Mix up this DIY dog treat mocktail and summer cocktail hybrid. After all, it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?


Dog-Friendly & Alcohol-Free Mutt Mocktail Recipe

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon (cubed and seedless)
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk

Supplies

  • Measuring cup
  • Blender
  • Serving dish

Yield:
1 mutt mocktail

Serving size:
1-3 servings, depending on the size of your dog

Prep time:
5 minutes


Instructions

1

Add cubed and seedless frozen watermelon to a blender.

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2

Pour in the coconut milk.

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3

Pulse until the mixture reaches a slushie consistency.

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4

Pour into your dog’s bowl, and prepare to be tipped in kisses.

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You can divide your pup's mutt mocktail into 1-3 servings, depending on their size. Any extra can be stored in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to 3 days.

Now, turn that mocktail into a humans-only cocktail so you can enjoy, too!

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon (cubed and seedless)
  • 1/3 cup light or full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 lime
  • Coconut rum (to taste)*
  • *Note: Ensure that any alcohol you use is kept secure and well out of your dog’s reach. NEVER serve or let your dog taste alcoholic beverages.

Supplies

  • Measuring cup
  • Blender
  • Cocktail glass
  • Cocktail stirrer
  • Knife

Yield:
1 summer cocktail

Serving size:
1 serving

Prep time:
5 minutes


Instructions

1

Add frozen watermelon and coconut milk to a blender and pulse until it reaches a slushie consistency. Pour into a cocktail glass.

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2

Slice your lime in half and squeeze the juice of both halves into your cocktail glass. Add a shot of coconut rum (or to taste) and stir.

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Cheers! And please remember: Do not, under any circumstances, serve or let your dog taste alcoholic beverages.

This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your dog’s daily food. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies. If your pet has health issues or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.

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By: Jamie Cuccinelli, Web Editor for Pet Central

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