Monday, May 19

Literary Libations: Watermelon Gin Fizz

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Doesn't Watermelon Gin Fizz sound like something straight out of Willy Wonka? The original recipe can be found here . I adapted it for making just two drinks and for people who may not have a puree machine. 

What you will need: a mini watermelon (or a big watermelon if you want more left overs), 3 ounces of gin, 4 tablespoons lime juice, 2/3 cup of ginger ale, and two lime wedges.


You will need 2 & 1/2 cups of diced watermelon, I found that to be about half of a mini watermelon. Set 1/2 cup of diced watermelon in the freezer. Leave it there until frozen. Wait to make the rest of your drink until the freezer portion is frozen OR prepare your drink and chill in the fridge until the watermelon in the freezer is frozen.

Set the other two cups of diced watermelon in a bowl and muddle. Make sure you muddle until you've gotten as much juice as you can out of the watermelon. Strain so that you just have the juice. Split the watermelon juice between two glasses. Add 1 & 1/2 ounces of gin, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and 1/3 cup of ginger ale to each glass. Garnish with the frozen watermelon (also serves as ice cubes!) and lime wedges. 


This drink is such fruity wonderfulness that you can't even taste the gin. If you have any younger people at the party simply don't add the gin to their drinks and they have a refreshing, fruit drink!

"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." - both Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Reflections on Ice Breaking.

30 comments:

  1. This looks refreshing and delicious.
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  2. YUM! This sounds really refreshing for summer!

    <3, Pamela
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    1. It is very refreshing! Perfect for hot evenings!

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  3. Ummmm this sounds soooooo amazing!! I need to make this this weekend for Memorial Day!! Yum! I want a glass right now! ;)

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    1. It will be so perfect for the long weekend! I'm really looking forward to it... :)

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  4. Umm yum!! Watermelon is by far my favorite fruit--can't wait to try this :) I love that you can make it non alcoholic too for the kiddies!

    Tori
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    1. Watermelons and strawberries are what summer is all about in my book! And I love drinks that are flexible, so this one is a winner. :)

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  5. Lauren, it sounds like a delicious and refreshing drink. HAHAHA I was thinking about the Willy Wonka fizzy room. Thanks for sharing this!
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    1. Haha, that's exactly the scene I was thinking of, too! I love that movie!

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  6. looks so refreshing :9 I am going to try this recipe!

    xx,
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  7. Such a great recipe perfect for this time of year.
    Beautetude

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  8. this looks like a perfect summer cocktail- what goes better with bbq and sunshine than watermelon? perfect excuse to have a seed spitting contest, too. have you ever done that? kinda fun if you grab the MR.

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    1. Pretty much nothing! Haha, my cousins had a watermelon seed spitting contest and low and behold, later that year they were growing a bunch of watermelons... :D

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  9. This. Sounds. Amazing. I bookmarked it for later! Yum!

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  10. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy and perfect for this time of year!
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  11. yup, i'm pretty sure i'm going to make this everyday now haha. this looks ah-mazing!

    xo marlen
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    1. haha, the supermarket is going to love you!

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  12. Excellent remedy to solve the thirst in summer. Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

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  13. Hahah I don't drink but the watermelons look amazing! ;D

    <(') Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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    1. No worries, the drink can easily be non-alcoholic by just not adding in the gin! Still totally delicious!

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  14. This recipe looks yummy! I had a watermelon mint margarita over the weekend that was pretty divine, too. :)

    -Ashley
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    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing. Next on my to do list

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  15. this is totally going on my drink list for my and the bf's annual summer suaree! so easy & looks delicious-- i was sold at 'gin' ;)

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  16. So yum! I love frozen watermelon, that and frozen grapes... like healthy slushy bombs! Another great drink Michelle, bring on the summer! x

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