Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer Cocktails

I can't believe that it's almost the end of August!  Just this week I've started seeing fall beers for sale, but summer is still going strong.  I've been making a few interesting summer drinks lately.

Earlier in the summer I infused a bottle of vodka with cucumber and dill fresh from my windowsill.  It makes great vodka sodas.  The dill makes it unexpectedly savory while the cucumber keeps it light and summery.

Infusing Vodka 

Then this week I got even more ambitious and juiced a watermelon.  It was a pretty messy ordeal (pureeing watermelon in a food processor and then slowly straining it through coffee filters), but the result was good.  I got over 2 liters of juice from a medium sized melon!  You can drink it on it's own over ice, or with a shot of silver rum.  John recommends two ounces of rum to 4 ounces of juice.  I think it might be even better with tequila.

Fresh Watermelon Cocktails


  1. I can't believe you had the patience to strain the juice through the filters! The drinks look worth it though. Awesome!

    1. I watched TV while I was doing it. Otherwise I would have been bored out of my mind.