Sunday, September 14, 2008

Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail

What to do when you have a bumper crop of watermelons in the yard? Make a mint simple syrup, juice the melon and mix it with a splash of vodka topped with sparkling water. But why stop there?

Somehow I failed to get a photo of the Watermelon Granita-Tinis we also made. Take the watermelon/mint mixture and put it in the ice cream maker. When it is granita/slurpee consistency, drop a spoonful into a chilled martini glass and top with ice cold vodka - we like the Tino's Handmade vodka from Trader Joe's. The fresh watermelon juice was also really good with a splash of champagne. A delightfully refreshing cocktail as summer (hopefully, please, someday) draws to a close.

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