Summertime Fruit Cocktails

Here are some cures for the summertime blues.

Strawberry mojito from A cup of Mai. I blended the ingredients with ice for a slushy refresher. Find a vegan rum on barnivore.com’s list of vegan liquors.

To make a simple syrup for cocktails, stir together equal parts water and sugar, and heat over medium-high until sugar is completely dissolved. Let it boil a minute and then cool completely. Keep it stored in the refrigerator.

Agave nectar is also a great (albeit more expensive) sweetener with a summery personality that I love with fruit.

Now for my own recipe, a fruity and fizzy summer punch. You can make it with juice squeezed from the remnants of watermelon you might have after using a melon baller. I call it Watermelon Candy (because I’m sweet on candy).

Watermelon Candy

Serves 2

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) watermelon juice (squeezed & strained from fresh watermelon)
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) vodka
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) triple sec
  • ice cubes
  • grapefruit or lemon-lime soda

Shake the watermelon juice, vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, and pomegranate juice in a jar or cocktail shaker. Serve in two glasses over plenty of ice cubes, and top off with soda (nearly as much soda as other liquids for a friendly, sweet drink).

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5 responses to “Summertime Fruit Cocktails

  1. The Watermelon Candy sounds great! And thank you for the link to the list of vegan alcohol. I’m still struggling with finding a good vegan wine. :)

  2. What a summery cocktail to have after making melon balls. Who would have thought, I just use the shell for serving. Now the shell will be scraped clean.

  3. Looks refreshing and very summery! Love the name watermelon candy! :-)

  4. Your watermelon candy is so pretty!! Sounds so good that I think I’ll have to give this one a try! :)

  5. You’ve just made me so thirsty- And that watermelon drink couldn’t have come at a better time, since it’s probably going to top 100 degrees today! This looks so perfectly sweet and refreshing.

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