Watermelon is ripe and ready this time of year which means it’s time for Keith Robinson’s delicious batched cocktail recipe, the watermelon spritzer. It’s perfect for spring and summer. Try it this weekend with friends, and let me know what you think, or just make the entire batch for a weekend of easy refreshments for two.
Watermelon Spritzer Serves 12
You will need: – 6 cups watermelon juice – 1 cups fresh lime juice – 1 cups mint simple syrup – 1 bottle white Bordeaux or white burgundy wine – 1/2 bottle club soda – Fresh mint, lime slices as garnish
To prepare: In a pitcher combine all the ingredients and ice and stir. To serve add fresh mint and slice of lime as garnish to each glass.
My Dad used to eat chilled watermelon wedges with salt in the summertime, and this watermelon salty dog cocktail reminds me of that childhood memory. It’s absolutely refreshing and delicious! I like the little melons for this recipe (pass chunks of watermelon through a fine sieve for fresh juice). Don’t forget to salt the rim! That’s the trick. Try it and let me know how you like it.
Watermelon Salty Dog
You will need:
– 1 cup fresh watermelon juice.
– 2 oz tequila
– Juice of 1 lime
– Sea salt for the rim
In a shaker, place ice, watermelon juice, tequila and lime juice. Shake until fully combined and chilled, about 1 minute.
Strain into a glass, rim the glass with lime half, and sprinkle the rim with sea salt. It’s okay if some of the salt falls into the glass.