This Post was published on my Summer Cocktails Round-Up
With last weekend’s Dirty Dancing Secret Cinema experience still fresh in my mind ‘I carried a Watermelon’ ? home this evening intending to make these fruity cocktails for us to enjoy in the sunshine.
I started by slicing half of it into chunks and putting it in a Tupperware container. Then I poured the vodka over the watermelon making sure that most of it soaked into the fruit (you can put the lid on the Tupperware and shake it a bit to help with this!) You need to freeze the watermelon for a few hours at this point so make sure you plan ahead!!Once the watermelon is frozen you need to add it to your blender or food processor, along with the lime juice, mint and fresh ginger.This made enough for two of us so you would need to scale up or down depending on your number of guests! Depending on the size of your watermelon/limes etc, you might need to adjust the ratio of lime to watermelon so maybe add half the juice then taste before adding it all – let’s face it, taste testing the cocktail as you make it is the chef’s prerogative right?Blend everything for a few seconds until the watermelon has become liquid and pourable and then it’s ready to serve. It’s probably good just to do another taste test at this point ? to check there’s enough vodka flavour etc, you can always add a tiny bit more at this point if you need to.Pour into glasses and garnish with a lime wedge and you’re all set!I guess you could call it an adult Slush Puppie!! Very refreshing and bursting with flavour, you feel like the goodness in this drink almost cancels out the vodka naughtiness ?. There’s something that feels a bit rebellious about drinking at home on a weeknight, but these coolers are so light and packed full of vitamins that you can almost kid yourself that they’re doing you good! If you were feeling extra virtuous you could always leave the vodka out altogether (but where’s the fun in that?)