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Happy Independence Day! America-tini!

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!

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Hello and thank you for visiting my blog, Salty Sweet Life! My name is Tracey and nothing makes me happier than cooking for my friends and family. Food is my passion, whether I'm trying out a new restaurant, delving into a cookbook or mixing up a cocktail.

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