Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s more refreshing than juicy watermelon by the slice? Watermelon by the glass! Or even an ice pop. Whip up a batch of fresh watermelon juice, and serve it as a signature cocktail, chilled soup, smoothie, or hot afternoon treat!

For one serving: Combine 1/2 cup fresh watermelon juice,

1/2 cup simple syrup (or to taste),

1/4 cup vodka,

and 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.

Cover and shake vigorously, about 15 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

How to tell if a watermelon is ripe:

Check the stem. A green stem means it is fresh and has not been off the vine for too long. The watermelon should also be fat for its length and have a shiny, green exterior with well-defined stripes!

(as seen in Southern Living magazine)

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