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.