Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

I tore this recipe out of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine the other day because I had way too much watermelon in the fridge.  This turned out to be a nice refreshing drink, and easy to prepare.

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 large English cucumber
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2/3 cup vodka

Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher.  In a food processor or blender, puree the watermelon.  Pour the puree through a sieve, pressing on the solids iwth a rubber spatula.  You will end up with roughly 2 cups of juice.  Puree the English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks, and pour through the sieve into the watermelon juice.

In a small bowl, stir together lime juice and honey.  Mix together.  Add to the watermelon and cucumber juice.  Add the vodka and adjust the sweetness with more honey, if desired.  To serve, fill four glasses with ice and top each with a slice of cucumber!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy that you posted this. It was my favorite drink last year (after seeing it in the FOOD mag) and just couldn't remember all the details this year...except for vodka and melon. Did a quick google search and here it is...VOILA...thank you so much.