Memorial drinky drink

May 27, 2012

Looks like Jessica and I have beverages on our minds these days. But, hey it’s memorial weekend and what better time to relax with a cocktail be it alcoholic or virgin? I would do a virgin version for my son and supplement the rosemary with mint for the hubby. Any way you twist it, it’s bound to be good. Cheers.

  • Place sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan, add rosemary sprigs. Cook over medium heat stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved remove from heat, cover saucepan and let sit for at least an hour to infuse.
  • In a blender combine the lemon juice with cubed watermelon. Add the watermelon in batches, blending in between each addition.

  • Add in the rosemary simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time until the mixture is at your desired sweetness. I use about a cup.

  • Pour the mixture into a large pitcher and add 1 cup of cold water, the gin and fill with the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine. Serve in jars garnished with a lemon slice and half of a rosemary sprig.

    Photo and recipe via food52