Monday, June 21, 2010

watermelon ginger mint breeze

ginger mint infused simple syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 stems of mint
1 piece ginger about the size of your thumb (course chop)

in a medium size sauce pan add in the sugar, water, mint, and ginger. bring to a low boil and remove from heat. remove the mint and ginger and set aside.

4 cups watermelon rough chopped
1 cup hothouse cucumber chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. ginger mint simple syrup
2-3 oz. vodka
lime zest
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice

add watermelon and cucumber into a blender and blend. in a glass add ice, vodka, about 3 tbsp. watermelon cucumber blend (to taste), simple syrup, lime juice, and stir. zest a bit of lime over the top, and add in a sprig of mint.

enjoy :)


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