We've Got the Perfect Way For You to Celebrate National Watermelon Day...

National Watermelon Day is coming up next week on Friday, August 3, 2018. Why should we care about that here at The Cottonwood Cove? Well, as you should already know, our RV resort & marina on the Missouri River happens to be the Home of the Watermelon!



Granted, it's not the food item that most people are familiar with that we are known for, but rather our signature cocktail that guests at The Cottonwood Cove can't seem to get enough of. In honor of National Watermelon Day, we've gathered a few fun facts about watermelons followed by a few more fun facts about the Watermelon cocktail served at our vacation destination in the Midwest.   

Watermelon Fun Facts



IT'S NOT A FRUIT!!! We don't know about you guys, but we had absolutely no idea that a watermelon is actually classified as a vegetable! It is a member of the same family as cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash.

- China grows more watermelons than any other country. The fruit, oops, we mean vegetable (that'll be a hard habit to break) is often given as a hostess gift.

- Mark Twain once made a comment saying that anyone that had tasted watermelon knows what the angels eat.

- Every bit of the watermelon is edible, including the seeds and the rind. You will get the maximum health benefits out of the seeds if you chew them. They provide high levels of magnesium, zinc, and protein.

- Other healthy facts about watermelons are that they are fat-free and cholesterol-free, a good source of potassium, and high in fiber and Vitamins A & C. They also contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can quench inflammation due to conditions like asthma, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

- They are over 90% water. Explorers in the past actually used watermelons as canteens.

- Some people enjoy salt on their watermelon. It brings out the juice and the flavor. Ancient Egyptians served salty feta cheese with their watermelon.

- The world record for the heaviest watermelon grown weighed in at 350.5 pounds. This feat was achieved by Christopher Kent in 2013.



Watermelon Cocktail Fun Facts




- The Cottonwood Cove's Watermelon was discovered by George Rybin, the son of the owners of The Cottonwood at the time, and Sharon Young, his then-girlfriend and Cottonwood employee. While on a Carribean cruise, they fell in love with a knock-you-on-your-a$$ drink and after much persuasion, Sharon sweet-talked the recipe out of the Islanders to bring it home to Nebraska. 


- Our popular Watermelon is not a fruit or a vegetable, but rather a deliciously refreshing cocktail that makes a hot summer day a lot more bearable. Drinking one in our brand new 21+ pool from the swim-up bar makes it even better!

- Our Watermelon is most definitely not 90% water, but the delicious ingredients that do make one up are our special little secret!

- The Watermelon from our bar is completely edible, or drinkable rather, but not the cup and straw. We'll take those back when you're done.

- We don't regularly salt the rim of the glass, but if it's good on a watermelon (the food) then it just might taste good with the drink too. Let us know if you want to give that a try!

- We don't have any world records surrounding our Watermelon, but maybe that's something we can give a try in the future. What do you think, largest Watermelon ever mixed or the most served in one day? (We're probably up for the challenge!)


So now that you know all kinds of new fun facts about both watermelons and Watermelons, join us on Friday, August 3, 2018, to celebrate National Watermelon Day at our bar and restaurant on the Missouri River. You can hang out in the pool with us all day and stick around for Blue House live on our riverfront stage all night. 

Of course, you don't have to wait until National Watermelon Day to celebrate. We're happy to mix up a Watermelon for you at The Cottonwood Cove anytime you're thirsty for one!  



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