Nothing says summer like watermelon.
(You've got to put it in an ice chest covered in ice, slice it, and salt it like there's no tomorrow--
that's the perfect melon!)
Growing up my Poppaw grew tons of watermelons.
I always think of him everytime I buy a melon.
He would sell them on the side of the road in our little home town.
Now, whenever I see someone selling watermelons by the side of the road,
I feel obliged to stop and buy one.
These are usually the best ones, too.
I knew this week I was going to have to come up with a watermelon cocktail in honor of my Poppaw and summer.
(Poppaw didn't drink--very strict Southern Baptist, but I don't think he will judge--
he was crazy about me!!)
This particular watermelon was exceptionally sweet.
I thought that it would be perfect paired with lime.
I wanted to "kind of" copy the wonderfulness that is
(My favorite drink stop.)
and recreate a limeade (also my favorite).
Sweet and tart--a great flavor combo.
makes 1 cocktail
6 ounces watermelon juice
3 ounces vodka
3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup (to taste--depending on the sweetness of your melon)
lime wedge for garnish
Juice watermelon in a juicer or liquify in a blender. In a cocktail shaker, filled with ice, add the watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake until well mixed and pour into a chilled glass or over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
**This drink is meant to be tart, however add sweetener according to your taste.