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Summer is coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy one more refreshing summer cocktail. If you’re like us, you’re eating all the watermelon you can before the season is over with and the price drives back up. Recently we bought a watermelon that, I kid you not, was so ripe we couldn’t contain all the juice in it. It was all over the floors, counters, dog, and ourselves. It was the best watermelon I’ve ever had in my life. Since it was giving us such a delicious bounty of sweet watermelon juice, I knew I needed to save some of the juice (not from the floor, I promise) and make something for you guys.
I personally love making Watermelon Lemonade, which is juiced watermelon into our classic lemonade recipe. I kind of knew going into this I wanted to capture that same element because it’s a refreshing and light drink. Fact: it’s one of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks!
In this recipe, I use lemonade vodka, but to get that really tart flavor I wanted to bring in some lime. If you like vodka and lime, then you are already a fan of a Gimlet. Gimlets are perfect sippers and not a far cry from a classic martini (which is nothing like my dirty martini). Going into this I thought combining the two would either kill the watermelon flavor due to the amount of citrus or make the most divine cocktail. Needless to say, it worked out, all too well.
If you like watermelon you are going to love this drink. I can only imagine sipping these by water as a summer day is coming to a close. It’s got that bright and sweet flavor that we love from watermelon but the tartness from the citrus to make it a little bit more complex! Also, it’s pink, what could be better?!
- 2 ounces Lemonade Vodka
- 1.5 ounces Watermelon Juice
- 0.5 ounces Lime Juice
Into a shaker add your watermelon juice, lemonade vodka, and lime juice. Fill with ice to the liquid line and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Rim your chilled martini glass with sugar and pour your drink into the glass. Enjoy.
I’m obsessed with how pretty this drink turned out! If you don’t have a juicer you can just add in watermelon to your shaker and muddle it. This will provide you with enough of the juice you’ll need.
With that, that is our last summer cocktail for the year. I’m going to start transitioning into more fall-themed cocktails and I’d love to know, what are you favorite fall flavors? I’d love to work them into the cocktail mix! Let me know in the comments down below.