"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.|
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
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)
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.