Watermelon & Cucumber Vodka

14 Jul

Now’s the time to enjoy fresh, deliciously sweet watermelon. Even with access to most fruits and veggies year round, there’s nothing quite like in-season produce. Whether you plan on biting into a juicy slice, whipping up a sweet salad or pouring a craft cocktail, watermelon is one ingredient that will sing all summer long.

Here’s a refreshing cocktail to kick-start your next barbecue. Dress up your garnish with a personalized Stir Stick for a memorable drink in more ways than one!

yields: 2 servings

4 oz Prairie Cucumber Vodka  (if you can find cucumber vodka, just use regular and add cucumber when you muddle)
4 small cubes of seedless watermelon
2 limes, diced
2 oz simple syrup
  — for Garnish —
Lime Rim (equal amounts salt and sugar combined with some freshly grated lime)
2 Watermelon Slices
2 cucumber slices
2 small mint sprigs 

Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all ingredients well. Add simple syrup, fill with ice, cover and shake until cold. Rim each glass with a cut lime and dip in the lime rim mixture. Fill each glass with ice and pour the ingredients from the shaker into the glasses. Garnish with watermelon, cucumber, mint and a personalized stir stick.