I feel like every summer I’m on the hunt for the perfect watermelon cocktail and I finally found one when I came across The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book! I am so excited to share one of my summer patio faves with you!
Hard Seltzer Watermelon Sugar Slushy
This watermelon slushy is dangerously refreshing—perfect for a hot day at the beach. Or for pretending that it’s a hot day at the beach. In Malibu. With Harry Styles. Okay, too hot! Freeze the watermelon overnight; it is best served as cold as possible.
4 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
1 cup vodka
2 ounces lime juice
1–2 ounces simple syrup, to taste
1 (12-ounce) can watermelon or lime hard seltzer
1 lime wedge, to rim glasses (optional)
sugar, to rim glasses (optional)
lime wheels, for garnish
How to Mix:
✦ Put the watermelon in a large ziplock bag. Place in the freezer for a minimum
of 1 hour, but ideally overnight.
✦ The next day, put the watermelon, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a blender. Puree until the watermelon is completely liquefied.
✦ Add the seltzer and pulse a few times. You don’t want to blend out all the bubbles, but you want this well mixed.
✦ If desired, rub a lime wedge around the rims of two large glasses. Dip in sugar.
✦ Pour into prepared glasses and garnish with lime wedges.
MAKES 4-6 DRINKS
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Excerpted from The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book by Casie Vogel. Copyright © 2021 Ulysses Press. Reprinted with permission from Ulysses Press. New York, NY. All rights reserved.
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