Thursday, June 2, 2011

Watermelon Spritzer

The days are long and the sun is shining.  It feels so nice to wear flip flops, keep the windows open, see the flowers blooming, and be able to wear short sleeves instead of my winter uniform of two sweaters at a time.  

One drawback to the hot and steamy weather we've been having lately is that any produce I leave on the counter goes past ripe to rotten in record time, so I'm using it up as quickly as I can.  This week at the market, personal watermelons were on sale.  They were too cute to pass up (you may notice that I can rarely pass up small cute things for sale).  I waited a little too long to cube it up, and the consistency was a bit off, so it became watermelon puree.  All I did to make the puree was stick all the watermelon chunks in the blender and give it a whirl.  

This drink is refreshing, summery, and nutritious.  I think it would be a great addition to the bar at a summer party, it can be enjoyed with seltzer for a light non-alcoholic drink, or add vodka or rum for a slightly less light cocktail.  

Watermelon Spritzer
Fill cocktail glasses about halfway with watermelon puree.
Top with seltzer (add a shot of booze if you're so inclined).
Garnish with a slice of lime.
Add a few ice cubes.
Cocktail umbrella optional, but totally acceptable.


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