Watermelon Drop

Watermelon Drops

Sip, sip, sip…ahhh.

I’ve always believed that a cool bite of juicy watermelon can refresh the soul on a hot day. But what about sipping that watermelon wonderfulness?

Yep, it’s lovely.

Lots of recipes for watermelon drinks (agua frescas, mojitos, martinis, etc)  include quite a bit of sugar and play with ingredients such as lime juice, mint, rosemary, etc.

I chose a pretty purest version of the watermelon beverage and don’t plan to change a thing next time.

I shared my watermelon drink with adults and kids, so the pitcher full of watermelon goodness was “clean.” The kids enjoyed the watermelon juice. The adults enjoyed their refreshing Watermelon Drops. ¬†The vodka was added by the glass.

Ingredients List

  • 2 personal seedless watermelons, or 1 large seedless watermelon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ice
  • vodka

Method

Remove watermelon from rind and cut into large chunks.

In a blender, puree 1/4 of watermelon pieces with a handful of ice and 1/4 of the sugar.

Pour mixture into a strainer and catch juices in a punch bowl or a glass pitcher.

Repeat steps until all watermelon is used and strained.

Add a bit more ice to the pitcher to keep cold or store in the refrigerator.

Serve watermelon juice as is over ice for the kiddos.

Or for cocktails, drop a few ice cubes into a short glass, pour in 1 to 2 shots of chilled vodka then pour in watermelon juice to fill the glass. Stir and serve.