September 1, 2010

Watermelon Gin Fizz

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
Serves 2-4

1/2 watermelon- this is based off a medium sized melon
1-2 oz gin per drink
club soda

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.


ehalvey said...

Oh, yum!! I love gin cocktails, and this sounds like a great one. My most recent concoction was melted lemon basil sorbet, tonic water, and gin.

Kate said...

Melted lemon basil sorbet? Wow that sounds great!

ehalvey said...

It was AWESOME! There's this local gelato shop that makes great flavors, and it was the perfect match for gin.

My Man's Belly said...

This looks great! I love the color. I've got a twist on the gin fizz coming later in the week. Great minds think alike. ;) (Mine does not have the stunning color of yours though)

The Frugal Hostess said...

Yum. And cute glasses!

Sophia said...

This drink really look awesome. I definitely want to try the recipe soon. I love new and interesting drink recipe. I found this recipe for Bohemia Sangrita recently. It's pretty interesting too. I thought you might like it too. Keep up the awesome blogging!