Mmm…

watermelon

Few things in life are quite as nice as a sweet, slushy treat on a sticky summer evening. This one in particular is wonderful for muggy August nights, when the air is so heavy even breathing seems to take herculean effort. You’ll thank yourself for your advanced planning when you’re relaxing on the back porch with a frosty glass in hand.

Puree about four cups of watermelon and freeze in ice cube trays. Once frozen, put the melon into a blender with 2 ounces of simple syrup*,  2 or 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 8 ounces vodka, and two ounces melon liqueur. Blend until slushy, serve in whatever vessel seems appropriate. Martini glasses are functional, I prefer to triple the recipe and swim in it. To each his own.

Now, take your slushy delight somewhere cool and comfortable, and try to relax – you made it through another Tuesday!

*You can make simple syrup by dissolving sugar in hot water, 1:1 ratio. Cover it and keep it in the fridge!

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