Tuesday, July 26, 2011

it's hot, cool drinks for all...

I don't know about you, but it just keeps getting warmer where I'm at and it will only get worse as I venture to Las Vegas for the furniture market tomorrow.

That, along with all the other shenanigans going on in our kooky little world right now, a cool drink may be in order.

This one, Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade(from food52), caught my eye.


  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 cup lemon juice - fresh squeezed
  • 7 cups watermelon - cut into a 1" dice - approx half a medium watermelon
  • 8 ounces gin
  • lemon - thinly sliced
  1. Place sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan, add rosemary sprigs. Cook over medium heat stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved remove from heat, cover saucepan and let sit for at least an hour to infuse.
  2. In a blender combine the lemon juice with cubed watermelon. Add the watermelon in batches, blending in between each addition.
  3. Add in the rosemary simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time until the mixture is at your desired sweetness. I use about a cup.
  4. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher and add 1 cup of cold water, the gin and fill with the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine. Serve in jars garnished with a lemon slice and half of a rosemary sprig.


Vicki Flynn said...

Is it too early for one of those? Yum-eeee! Definitely a have to try recipe!

Stay cool in Vegas! :-)

angelo said...

Vicki- It is not to early, I say. Thanks and keep cool as well. Best, -A

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