In case I haven’t mentioned it before – it’s pretty hot here. I’ve been eating watermelon like crazy because, well, I think it just might be the most refreshing fruit on the planet.
I had been thinking of making watermelon margaritas until I had the most refreshing elderflower & vodka watermelon cocktail made by the Tipsy Texan a few weeks ago at the opening of Métier Cook’s Supply (a really cute kitchen supply store, btw – if you’re in Austin, go check it out).
This is definitely a simplified version but I get impatient to make cocktails that have more than just a few easy ingredients. The hardest part here is de-seeding your watermelon and blending it into juice. (The second time I made these, I got lazy and just bought some cold-pressed watermelon juice).
This recipe doesn’t have exact measurements because I find some watermelons to be sweeter than others. Play around and make these as sweet or as tart as you like.
- 1 small watermelon
- (or good cold-pressed watermelon juice)
- a few lemons (or limes)
- st. germain, to taste
- vodka, to taste
- First, de-seed your watermelon, then add the watermelon flesh into a blender. Take the rind and squeeze out as much remaining juice as you can. Blend until smooth, then strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer. (Or skip this step and start with some good cold-pressed watermelon juice).
- To your watermelon juice, add a few sqeezes of lemon or lime.
- Pour watermelon juice into glasses with ice, then stir in St. Germain and Vodka to taste. St. Germain is sweet so depending on the sweetness of your watermelon, you may want to add more or less of it. For more tartness, add more lemon. For more booziness, add more vodka.