Thursday, July 12, 2012

Watermelon Infused Vodka

Last week I bought a huge watermelon for the kids.  As I was cutting it up I started to think about how people put a hole in watermelons and fill them with vodka, which then made me think about my strawberry infused vodka from last summer, so naturally I decided to try the same process with my watermelon, and boy am I glad I did!

Here's what you do...

Fill a mason jar with cut up pieces of watermelon.  Fill it as much as you can.  I actually shoved the pieces in and squished them down so that I had the most amount of watermelon I could.  Then fill the jar with a good vodka.  Put the vodka in the fridge and every day turn it over a few times to mix.  I let mine sit for about 5 days before I tried it in a drink.

The first time I used it I left it as is and muddled the chunks of watermelon, which was good, but I decided to blend it and strain it for my next drinks...I think I like it better this way.

Here is the cocktail I made:
Fill a glass with ice
Fill 1/3 with watermelon vodka
Fill 2/3 with lime flavored seltzer
Use a little simple syrup to sweeten to your liking
Garnish with a sprig of mint

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