Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

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This coming Sunday will see this little blog turn 1 year old. Happy Birthday, Roxie Ginger – it’s been a good run so far. Let’s see a bit more of one another from here on out, what do you say? You’re cool with that? Excellent.

The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of big changes, which is becoming a theme of this year methinks. I’m a wood ox in the Chinese zodiac and wasn’t expecting all of this. They say you’ve got to be open to change sometimes and there is no time like the present. Therefore, I’m just rolling with it.

Hrmmm, changes – summer is in full force; I’ve decided to switch jobs, started to see a nutritionist, as well as began practicing yoga. All of these have meant that recipe creation has taken a back burner for a wee bit. I’m happy to say I am taking the front seat once again of my mental and physical wellbeing and am ready to move forward.

Entertaining during the summer months is always a top priority of mine, which means some drinks will be had. Getting friends around a table for board games outside or just some conversation and good music is my idea of paradise. My love of entertaining, coupled with the fact that New York is a drinking town can be at odds with a healthier lifestyle, and it can be especially challenging on nights when willpower is low. While I know that no boozy recipe could be called super diet friendly, this one eliminates a lot by not using pre-made lemonade.

Cheers to the birthday, girl. Cheers to summer. Cheers to big steps forward.

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What you’ll need:

  • Seedless Watermelon – 3 cups, cubed
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Bourbon – 1 shot
  • Flat Water – 1 cup
  • Sparkling Water – variable
  • Rosemary Sprigs – for garnish

 

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher, add watermelon, honey, lemon juice & flat water. Using an immersion blender (or put all ingredients in a blender) blend all ingredients until a thick base liquid is created. Strain if you want a smoother consistency, but it’s not mandatory.
  2. Fill a Collins or water glass 1/3 of the way full with ice. Pour in the bourbon and fill the watermelon juice so the glass is 2/3 full. Top off with sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Serve immediately. Enjoy slowly.

 

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One thought on “Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

  1. I want to try this when I’m up there! It looks awesome!
    And, big congrats on the new gig, can’t wait to hear all about it!

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