Over the winter I was obsessed with cookies, and this summer I’ve moved on to a topic that works in any season, but is especially wonderful in summer: cocktails! This Watermelon Gin Fizz is a tasty meld of summer flavors, and super flexible: substitute vodka or another clear liquor you prefer for the gin.
6 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-2 teaspoons simple syrup
1/4 cup watermelon juice (strained watermelon puree)
2 tablespoons gin
Soda water to top off
To make each drink, muddle mint with lime juice in a glass – use a short glass for a stronger drink, or a tall one for a more diluted end result. Add gin and watermelon and stir to mix. Top up with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint or piece of watermelon.
To share this drink with a crowd, mix up a pitcher of the first five ingredients and have soda water on hand. Pour the mix into glasses (ice optional) and top each with soda water.