It’s been a while since I posted a cocktail and since there’s no time like the present, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my latest creation: The America-tini!
To make this summery drink, scoop out the flesh of a small seedless watermelon and gently pulse it in a food processor of blender. Place the pulp and juice in the freezer for a few hours until frozen, then remove it and with a fork, break it up into a slush.
For each drink add 1/2 cup of the slushy watermelon mixture to a cocktail shaker along with:
1 1/2 ounce good vodka, like Grey Goose
1 ounce simple syrup (or less if you prefer it less sweet)
1/2 ounce creme de cassis (currant liqueur) This is optional, but very tasty
1 ounce lime juice
1 tablespoon of frozen blueberries
The frozen watermelon and frozen blueberries keep it nice and cold so there’s no need to add additional ice unless you prefer it.
Give it a few quick shakes and pour into a glass that has been rimmed with sugar. Enjoy your 4th of July Celebration!