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!
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!
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