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Watermelon Smash

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The Watermelon Smash is like taking a big bite of the juiciest watermelon slice you can find! This cocktail is a cool and refreshing sip of summertime in a glass. I love enjoying watermelon under the warm sun, but as the Queen Bee of mixology, I had to create a cocktail recipe that captures the essence of this delicious fruit.

So, let’s get into making this lovely libation!

The Watermelon Slice leans towards the sweeter side, so I wanted to ensure I added a spirit that would lend the mixture more depth. There are a few different spirits to choose from, but whiskey was my favorite when testing various versions of the final recipe. Known for its smoky, spiced notes—which I am a huge fan of—whiskey also possesses a touch of caramel-like sweetness. You might think combining watermelon juice with whiskey is somewhat unusual, but you must try it! Watermelon juice is light, sweet, and slightly earthy, and its high water content makes it an excellent diluent for whiskey, which some may find robust and intense.

The next elements that elevate the flavors of this cocktail are mint leaves and a bit of lemon juice. These enhance the drink’s freshness and smooth it out as well. Not to mention, the lovely aroma that mint leaves emit when shaken.

I also wanted to add a floral touch to this mixture, and that’s where elderflower liqueur comes in. This liqueur is known for its delicate, floral aroma and subtly sweet, fruity flavor, which complements both the whiskey and the watermelon very well.

Finally, like any other cocktail, we want to sweeten the mixture with some classic simple syrup. With many distinct flavors at play, the simple syrup helps blend them all together.

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Step 1: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker topped with ice. Shake well until chilled.

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Step 2: Strain the drink into a glass over fresh ice.

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Step 3: Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of watermelon.

The Watermelon Smash is the ideal summertime cocktail! Refreshing, sweet, and offering a delicious aroma with each sip you take. Not to mention the pretty deep pink hue that I personally love. It’s easy enough to make, so be sure to try it out and judge for yourself.

Cheers to the sunny days ahead!

Watermelon Smash

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker topped with ice. Shake well until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Strain the drink into a glass over fresh ice.
  3. Step 3 – Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of watermelon.

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