Today is National Watermelon Day and Arkansas watermelons are among some of the best + biggest in the nation. Do you really need an excuse to celebrate the sweltering summer sizzle with a refreshing watermelon cocktail? Thanks to Colonial Wines & Spirits, we’ve got the perfect retreat from the heat.
- One and a half parts vodka
- One part simple syrup
- Two parts watermelon puree
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup salt
- Sliced lemons
- Small slices of watermelon for garnish
Combine sugar and salt in a wide bowl. Rim martini glasses with lemon slices and dip into sugar-salt mixture. Mix watermelon puree, vodka and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into rimmed glasses, garnish with melon slices and serve. For an added touch, freeze melon balls and use as ice!