Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon Cocktail

You can delete the shot of vodka and make this cocktail a mocktail!

1 cup watermelon puree

1 teaspoon grenadine syrup

Juice from one fresh orange

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 cups ice cubes

1 shot vodka

Place all of the ingredients in a martini shaker and shake for 20 seconds.

Strain the chilled liquid into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Makes 1 or

2 cocktails.

Watermelon Mango Margarita

1 gallon chopped seedless watermelon 6 ripe mangos Juice from 22 fresh limes 1 cup sugar 1 cup triple sec 750 ml tequila Ice

Combine all ingredients except ice. Blend with ice to taste in bar blender and puree until smooth. Serves 20, making 5 pitchers.

Watermelon Syrup

Serve this delicious topping over vanilla ice cream or angel food cake. Mix into sparkling water for a watermelon soda. It's terrific for watermelon martinis or other cocktails.

4 cups puréed seedless watermelon 1 cup granulated sugar

Place the puréed watermelon and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir while bringing to a simmer. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer. Stirring occasionally, simmer until the mixture has reduced by one half in volume and becomes syrupy. Remove from heat to cool and then place in a glass bowl or jar, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Keeps 5 days in the refrigerator. Makes 2 cups.