Monday, July 23, 2012

Washington Politics Watermelon Spritzer

Washington Politics Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer
Makes 12 servings, 8 oz. each

We deserve a great summer cocktail to help us forget how petty the campaigning has become.

1-1/2 Tbsp. lemon zest 
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
3 cups club soda
1 bottle (750 ml) vodka

Make lemonade base by combining lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no more than 24 hours.  Strain mixture into serving pitcher.

Blend 1 cup lemonade base with watermelon until smooth.  Add puree to pitcher along with club soda and vodka; stir gently.  Serve in ice filled glasses.

For a less potent cocktail, replace vodka with white wine.

You can substitute water for club soda.

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