Okay, so I was on a bit of a watermelon kick last week, hence another watermelon recipe two days in a row, but this is too good not to post! I’ve never been a big fan of fruity drinks, but then I realized.. it wasn’t the ‘fruity’ flavor I didn’t like, it was all of the extra sugar! I decided to use freshly juiced strawberries and watermelon to add some sweetness without added sugar and I couldn’t be happier with the result! The cocktail is light, bubbly, and perfect for summer!
(makes 2 drinks)
1 cup (about 6-8) fresh strawberries, leaves and stems removed
1 cup watermelon cubes
8-10 fresh mint leaves
Mint leaves, strawberries, and small watermelon wedges for garnish
If you have a juicer, juice strawberries and watermelon into a large glass and set aside. If you only have a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries and watermelon and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Press down on the pulp to get as much juice as possible. Set juice aside and discard pulp and seeds.
In tall glasses, muddle mint leaves and then drop in a few ice cubes.
Divide strawberry-watermelon juice between the two glasses, add vodka (1 shot per each glass..unless it’s been a long day), and top with sparkling water. Garnish and serve!