Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fresh Watermelon Cocktail/Agua Fresca


"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

 ~From a headstone in Ireland




Happy Memorial Day weekend! I'm still not feeling great from my car accident, but I did have enough energy to make this delicious drink. Watermelon just screams summer, doesn't it?



I wish it felt like summer here in Western Washington, not yet.  But just eating and drinking watermelon gives me hope that the sun will be coming out soon!


This drink is so refreshing. I think I'm going to make it all summer using whatever liquor I want. Today I used rum, later I will use tequila or vodka, or maybe even something like Midori. The possibilities are endless.






I came home the other day to find a chicken sitting waiting for me at the front door I think she missed me.





Watermelon Cocktail

Lately I've been making this without alcohol, without it, it's more of an agua fresca. Also, add whatever sweetner you like, lately I've been using honey.

makes 4 drinks


Ingredients

4 cups (1 liter) seedless watermelon, cubed

4 ounces (118 ml.) (4 shots) rum, or you can use vodka or tequila or any liquor that suits your fancy - optional

1/4 cup (84 ml.) lime juice

1/4 cup (50 g.) - 1/2 cup (100 g.) sugar - depending on your taste - or use whatever sweetner you like, I've been using honey lately

2 cups (500 ml)  ice cubes

4 lime slices (optional)

Directions

Place everything besides the lime slices in the blender and let 'er rip. It's best to put the watermelon and lime juice first, then sweetner, then ice.

Strain it to remove the small bits of seeds, then pour into glasses and garnish with a lime slice if you wish.

15 comments:

Amanda said...

This looks absolutely delicous, and refreshing! I'm going to have to make this for sure.

Corkdork said...

This is similar to a cocktail I made once for a brunch a friend was hosting -- basically the same non-alcoholic parts, but strain the watermelon through cheesecloth into a champagne flute, and add Cava or Prosecco for the alcohol (roughly a 1:1 ratio of wine to mix).

Jules: said...

Mmmm, maybe I'll make it without rum for the little kids in a few weeks.

The Alchemist said...

Corkdork- Thanks for sharing, that sounds delicious!

Jules- Great idea, it would be perfect for children without the alcohol, and tasty too, I did drink some before adding the rum, still yummy.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Sorry to hear you had a car wreck. I hope you feel better soon. That watermelon cocktail does look refreshing for a summer day. I wanted to invite you over to share your cocktail at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)
Katie

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Sorry to hear you had a car wreck. I hope you feel better soon. That watermelon cocktail does look refreshing for a summer day. I wanted to invite you over to share your cocktail at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)
Katie

The Alchemist said...

Katie- Thank you so much.

And thank you for the invitation, done!

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

oh i would love this drink!!

Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :) http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/search/label/Savory%20Sunday

Chels said...

This looks so good! I'm always on the look out for a new summer drink and this looks positively refreshing!

Nicole said...

This looks so refreshing. Love the addition of lime juice.

Andrea said...

Yum! Looks like the perfect summer drink!

Josie Lee Susk√° said...

Looks amaaaazing! I'm running out the door now to buy a blender!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Dear "Alchemist" (I'm sorry but I don't know your first name in order to address you).....I wanted to thank you so very much for your contributions to last week's "Fresh Food Friday"......I loved BOTH of your recipe posts so much that I selected your cocktail as one of this week's featured posts. HOpe you can stop by, check it out, and possibly add another great recipe. Happy weekend, Roz

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

PS: Now your newest happy follower; please consider following my blog back if you like. Your blog friendship is very welcome! Roz

Christy said...

what a gorgeous doorstop that chicken makes! :) i do love the refreshing sweetness of watermelon...what a great idea to whip it up into a beverage--perfect for a summer's night. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!