This is the dreamiest drink I’ve had in ages. So agree the friends I most recently shared it with. They, like me, love how it’s naturally sweetened with honey. It’s a lot of fun to serve in chilled jelly glasses.
4 cups 2-inch cubes watermelon
1 cup vodka, chilled
2 tablespoons honey (see note)
Small watermelon wedges with rind (optional)
Note: Use standard honey (say, clover) instead of dark or other strongly flavoured version; otherwise it’ll change the drink’s flavour in a disappointing way.
Freeze the watermelon chunks in a zip-top plastic bag until just frozen, about 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and add to a blender. Pour in the vodka and honey.
Process until blended and pour into frosted cocktail or jelly glasses. Garnish, if desired.
Do tell: The young, soft white seeds in a “seedless” watermelon are perfectly find to ingest, actually, they make your drink look even more watermelon-y.
Excerpted from Porch Parties by Denise Gee Copyright © 2009 by Denise Gee. Excerpted by permission of Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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