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watermelon vodka cooler

watermelon vodka cooler

watermelon vodka cooler

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. It is all about eating, drinking and AMERICA. I have been dying to figure out a watermelon drink to be my drink of the summer and I finally nailed it with this one. 

Watermelon + basil + lime + salt + vodka = summer in a glass

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone, stay safe!

watermelon vodka cooler
watermelon vodka cooler

Watermelon Vodka Cooler 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large watermelon, puréed 
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 basil leaves, torn
  • 2 limes, juiced 
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka 

Directions 

1. Bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened. 

2. Purée watermelon in blender. Strain the purée and discard the pulp and seeds. 

3. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients.

4. Chill and serve over ice with a lime garnish. 

Until next time, GOD BLESS AMERICA!

 

 

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