Reflux-Friendly Summer Sips ft. Watermelon Daiquiri Recipe

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing beverages, but for those of us with acid reflux, finding drinks that won't trigger symptoms can be a challenge. As an acid reflux dietitian, I’m here to share tips on how you can enjoy your favorite summer beverages without the discomfort. Plus, I have a delicious, reflux-friendly watermelon daiquiri recipe for you to try!

Tips for Enjoying Summer Beverages with Acid Reflux

  1. Choose Low-Acid Fruits: Opt for fruits like watermelon, papaya, and strawberries, which are less likely to cause acid reflux.
  2. Skip the Alcohol: Alcohol can relax the lower esophageal sphincter, making it easier for stomach acid to escape into the esophagus. Enjoy mocktails or add a reflux-friendly supplement like RefluxRaft to your routine for an extra layer of protection.
  3. Use Coconut Water or Flavored Teas: Coconut water is hydrating and less acidic than other fruit juices, making it a great base for summer drinks. Additionally, try out hibiscus or dandelion tea as a base for delicious drinks that won’t trigger reflux!
  4. Incorporate Fresh Herbs: Herbs like basil can add flavor without the acidity. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the digestive tract.

Now, let's dive into this tasty and refreshing watermelon daiquiri recipe that’s perfect for a hot summer day!

Reflux-Friendly Watermelon Daiquiri Recipe



  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Use 1 tbsp coconut cream to swirl the inside of your glasses for a decorative touch.
  3. Pour the daiquiri mixture into the glasses.
  4. Top with a fresh basil leaf or a piece of fresh watermelon on the glass edge for garnish.

This recipe makes 2-3 servings, depending on the size of your glasses.

To make your summer even more enjoyable, consider incorporating RefluxRaft, an effective all-natural remedy that creates a protective barrier on top of stomach contents that stops reflux in its tracks. Adding it to your daily routine can provide an additional layer of relief, ensuring you can savor your favorite foods and drinks without worry.

Living with acid reflux doesn't mean you have to miss out on delightful summer beverages. With a few mindful choices and delicious recipes like our watermelon daiquiri, you can enjoy the season to the fullest. If you're looking for more support with reflux, be sure to snag your free 3-day acid reflux meal plan here.

Enjoy your summer, and cheers to reflux-friendly refreshments! 🌞 For more reflux-friendly food ideas, be sure to check out our other blog here.

Written by Molly Pelletier, MS, RD, LDN | Molly Pelletier is a Registered Dietitian specializing in acid reflux/GERD/LPR, digestive health, and IBS. Molly's background in nutrition science and her personal health journey with GERD culminated in the curation of FLORA Nutrition, where she shares evidence-based tools and strategies to help others recover from reflux and optimize their overall well-being.