Friday, June 20, 2014

Watermelon Smash


Is there anything better than ripe watermelon on a hot day? Well come to think of it, yes–this minty summer cocktail with watermelon ice cubes!


Watermelon Smash

1 1/2 oz rum
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz syrup
6-8 mint leaves
watermelon ice cubes

In a cocktail shaker or sturdy pint glass, gently muddle mint leaves with simple syrup. Add spirit, lime juice and ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass over watermelon ice cubes. 

Notes: Watermelon ice cubes are really the star of this cocktail. To make them, separate the flesh of a small seedless watermelon from the rind and roughly chop. Purée watermelon until smooth, then pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. As for the choice of spirit, any light colored liquor will do–whether you choose rum, vodka or even tequila's entirely up to you. Cheers, and happy Friday!


Image via The Tory Blog.

7 comments:

  1. This looks so refreshing - I need to make some watermelon ice cubes ASAP!

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  2. Watermelon cubes, how genius!! This looks like the perfect thing to accompany you while you are lounging by the pool!!

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  3. That is so pretty! I haven't had watermelon this summer, when I get some, I'm totally making those watermelon ice cubes :)

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  4. I love a good watermelon...and I also love a good drink. This looks perfect.

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  5. Without fail, you always have the most delicious drink recipes on here!
    Lori

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  6. I've been wanting anything with lime and mint -- and watermelon sounds perfect, too! I may have to try a virgin-version of this soon.

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