July 7, 2020
THIS DRINK is the perfect SUMMER cocktail. Yes, I have decided that. I know, this would have been perfect for me to have have posted pre-4th of July BUT I had to beta test, and work out the kinks, before I shared, right? Plus, who says you cannot have watermelon cocktails ANY day of the week? Because everyday is a holiday, and I know it would spice up this Tuesday, for sure.
There are multiple liquors you can put in this drink; tequila was suggested from the adapted recipe but I tested with Grey Goose and a smoky Mezcal I had oh hand.
Party Idea: A watermelon cocktail bar! Great for a Summer themed party! Refreshing and guests can chose their preferred liquor of choice, as well as the amount! This is a made to order cocktail and is pretty loose with how many parts watermelon juice to alcohol.
How I came up with this name - "Wasted Watermelon Cocktails?" Two fold; one, you, literally, waste most of the watermelon when straining - just juice peeps, no "pulp," and, second, it is so light and refreshing they go down pretty f-ing easy. Drink responsibly when consuming, and let your guests know the same if you decide to have as a signature cocktail or a bar as I suggested.
Oh, and can I grab an invite too? Kidding, or maybe not, LOL.
As I mentioned, these are "made to order;" I have not tried making them in a pitcher to serve. This may have to be a trial and error test - strain all of the blended contents and then add liquor, accordingly, until desired taste is achieved.
So, which addition seemed like the best fit? While both the Grey Goose & Mezcal were fantastic, the Mezcal, hands down, was the perfect choice for this cocktail! The smokiness complimented the very mild sweetness of the drink, and just gave it a lot more pizazz! See, even more fitting on a Tuesday! Now, just add some tequila! Ole!
Cheers and drink responsibly!
Wasted Watermelon Cocktails
- 8 cups of watermelon, cubed
- Booze of your choice
- Lime for garnish
- In a high powered blender - I adore my Vitamix - blend until a liquid.
- In a 12 oz glass, fill with crushed ice, and strain blended watermelon into glass, about halfway. Add the other half with booze of choice! *You can add more watermelon base if needed!
- Stir, squeeze a little lime, and garnish with a wedge or slice.
Recipe adapted from The Food Network
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