Monday, May 2, 2016

Is it 5:00 yet?

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo (I was reminded of this from the post from where this recipe comes).  Cheverly Day is May 21, where there will be kick-ass fireworks.  The pool opens in less than a month marking the unofficial start of summer.

Therefore, it's time to drink! From Creative Culinary via the above linked post from

The Firecracker - Watermelon, Lime and Cucumber Cocktail
Serves 2

  • 4 oz Prairie Cucumber Vodka 
  • 4 (1-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon 
  • 2 limes, diced 
  • 2 oz simple syrup (boil 1/4 cup water and sugar just until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup ice to cool - refrigerate leftovers) 

To Garnish:
  • Lime Rim (equal amounts salt and sugar combined with some fresh grated lime) 
  • 2 Watermelon Slices 
  • 2 cucumber slices 
  • 2 small mint sprigs 
Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all ingredients well. Add simple syrup, fill with ice, cover and shake until ice cold.

Rim the glasses with a cut lime and dip in the lime rim mixture.

Fill the glasses with ice and pour the ingredients from the shaker into the glasses.

Garnish with a watermelon slice, a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.

  • No Cucumber Vodka? No problem. Simply add a couple of slices to cucumber to the watermelon and lime and muddle them together; use regular vodka of your choosing. Enjoy!

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