Watermelon Fresca

From issue #64. February, 2016
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Watermelon Fresca

Serves: 6


1 cup vodka
½ cup mint leaves
4 cups chopped watermelon, rind and seeds removed
¼ cup sugar syrup
juice of 2 limes

To serve
slices of lime and sprigs of mint to garnish


Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves.

Place the vodka, watermelon, sugar syrup, lime juice and mint in a blender and process until smooth. If you prefer a clear syrup, strain the mixture through a sieve, or serve as is for a slushy-like texture. 

Tip the mixture into a pitcher and stir to combine. 

Place ice cubes in 6 glasses, pour over the mixture and garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.