Unique Flavor for Your Summer Drinks? Try Watermelon
It’s not every day you run up against a watermelon-flavored cocktail. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a “watermelon-tini” at your neighborhood bar? We’ll wager a guess: never. Though watermelon might be an obscure summer cocktail flavor, we’ve found a few ways to really make it work.
But first… how about a little refresher on this unique flavor for drinks?
- Every single part of the watermelon is totally edible. That includes the seeds and the rind. As for us, we’ll stick to the juicy insides.
- Watermelon is actually not a fruit; it’s a vegetable (according to Webster’s)!
- Here in the United States, we associate watermelon with all kinds of outdoor picnic food, from potato salad to fried chicken. But in Israel and Egypt, watermelon is often enjoyed with feta cheese. (We’re going to have to try that!)
- Watermelon can’t grow without bees. So, if you’re not concerned about a globally dying bee population, maybe the thought of a watermelon-less world will make you think again!
- Watermelon is an anti-inflammatory. From asthma-related inflammation to arthritis, watermelon is something of a cure-all.
- Watermelons are a very old… vegetable (that still sounds strange to say). The first watermelon harvest on record occurred in Egypt about 5,000 years ago.
- The watermelon’s illustrious history has been strong in the U.S., too. In fact, the nation’s first cookbook, published in 1776, included a watermelon recipe!
Thirsty for some watermelon? Why not try this recipe, which is made with Amoretti Premium Watermelon Syrup (made from real fruit and natural ingredients)…
Amoretti Watermelon Squeeze
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 ½ pumps Amoretti Premium Watermelon Syrup
- ½ fresh-squeezed lemon
- 4 oz lemon lime soda
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir, and enjoy!
This drink recipe is incredibly refreshing, but also quite simple to make. When it’s a hot summer day and you’re sitting poolside, you don’t want to take too much time measuring and pouring and shaking, right? Just throw these ingredients over ice, and sip away!
Looking for more recipes that use this delicious and unique beverage syrup? For another adult beverage, try our Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops. If you’re looking for a treat for the kids, give our Watermelon Bubble Gum Lemonade recipe a go!
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