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Cool off with a refreshing summer cocktail. This blend of watermelon and lime, with a hint of mint is bound to be a hit at any summer shindig!
- 1 cup watermelon cubed
- 1.5 oz Svedka Vodka
- juice from ½ lime
- ½ cup lemon-lime soda
- 1 tsp super fine sugar
- 3 mint leaves
Freeze watermelon cubes for half an hour, then blend at high speed along with the vodka, lime juice, lemon-lime soda. Pour into a glass and garnish with mint and a slice of watermelon.
Tip: If you dont have time to freeze the watermelon in advance, just add a few ice cubes to the blender.
There are many varieties of mint; commercially, peppermint and spearmint are the most popular. Peppermint is bright green, sharply pungent, and the stems are lightly tinged with purple. Spearmint is more delicate in fragrance, and its color is a uniform, light grayish green.
Peppermint is used in many appetizers, salads, sauces (mint sauce for lamb), vegetables, desserts, and beverages.
Spearmint is most often found in salads, fruit (salads, cocktails, pears, melons) and fruit syrups, desserts and beverages.
Both varieties of mint are often used as ingredients in many cocktails. In the last several years we've seen a resurgence in popularity of mixed drinks mint is used in the Mint Julep, the Mojito and a variety of other cocktails.