SNAP # 10 – A Signature Drink
Stocks are down. Spirits are rocky. Temperatures and tempers are soaring.
There’s a nearby neighbor who is struggling more than you.
So, savor this last month of Summer by offering friends and neighbors your very own Signature Drink. Create it. Invent it. Copy it off a Food Blog or Recipe Site. Tweak it. Name it. (Mine is called “My Sip of Summer”). The rule is, if you serve it, you own it!
My August is all about Watermelon Lemonade (with or without Vodka).
This recipe was in the June 2005 Issue of Oprah’s Magazine. Is there a better way to honor the end of the “Oprah” ?
My Sip of Summer
Servings: Serves 4
1 1/2 pounds sliced seedless watermelon , rind removed
Zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mild honey (such as orange blossom)
1 lemon , thinly sliced, for garnish
In a mixer, blender, or the bowl of a food processor, place watermelon and process until very smooth. If you don’t want pulp, strain through a coarse sieve set over a bowl, stirring to push through any pulp. Pour juice into a large pitcher. Add lemon zest.
In a bowl, whisk lemon juice and honey until honey dissolves; stir into watermelon juice. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cold water; cover and refrigerate until very cold. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices, adding vodka, if desired.