I had a full bowl of watermelon sitting in the fridge and plans to whiz it up in the blender, add lime and club soda and call it a day.
Then Nic showed up, bearing ingredients and a springform pan for another post, and everything changed. We threw in zest, and brought the party with gin. It took a while to learn, but neither of us will drink any liquor that isn't clear. Luckily, gin is my favorite.
A great summer drink, bright with lime, fizzy with club soda, and a beautiful pink color. And gin never hurt anyone either.
Watermelon Gin Fizz
1/2 watermelon- this is based off a medium sized melon
1-2 oz gin per drink
1. De-seed, cut into chunks and whiz the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
2. Now strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to catch all the bits left over. It takes a while, have patience. Think of the gin coming your way.
3. Load up glasses with ice, add your preferred level of gin. A good ratio is about 1 part gin to 3 parts watermelon juice. Squeeze a good half a lime in and top off with club soda.
4. Stir and toast dreaming up new drinks with your sister on a Friday.