As one often does at this time of the year, we had a large quantity of fresh watermelon and had tired of binging on its raw, watery flesh, refreshing as it may be. So, characteristically, Eric devised a way to turn the this favorite summer fruit into a vehicle for alcohol. It proved to be a fantastic poolside cocktail.
Behold, Eric’s Watermelon Gin Fizz:
2 parts fresh, de-seeded watermelon cubes
1 part gin
1 part club soda
~1/2 tsp powdered sugar (per serving)
ice to taste
lime slices to garnish (optional)
1. In a blender, purée watermelon until smooth.
2. Mix two parts watermelon with one part each gin and club soda, add sugar, and stir.
3. Serve over ice.
If you are using the lime slices, go ahead and squeeze a little lime juice into your glass, too.