So the parents gifted me with half of a GIANT watermelon when I saw them last weekend, and I have been eating on that sucker for DAYS, barely making a dent in the huge bowl of chunks in our fridge.
And then today something happened. The a/c went out in our building – on a day when the temp was also soaring well into the 90s.
Clearly something refreshing and cool was needed to help beat the heat. Oh and with booze to help kill my foul mood.
I give you the fruitastic goodness that is – The Watermelon Tini.
Break out the Blender – People!!
What You Need:
4-5 cups chunked de-seeded Watermelon, well chilled
4 ounces Vodka (or more, your call)
4 teaspoons sugar
Plus Blender,Glasses, Small plate, and optional strainer and shaker
What You Do:
Fill blender with watermelon, add vodka and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Cap tightly and blend until liquified.
If desired, strain into shaker to remove solids:
Rub rims of glasses with a chunk of watermellon and invert onto small plate with remaining sugar spread in a thin layer:
Pour Tini into glasses and enjoy (I used around 5 cups of watermelon and we each got two Tinis out of the batch)