Monday, June 11, 2012

What would Don Draper do....

if he lived in the Hill Country of Texas during the heat of the summer???

I think he'd be ordering up Daiquiris & Margaritas instead of Old Fashions & Martinis.

This is a perfect summer cocktail.  It is bright, refreshing, not too sweet and has plenty of lime flavor.  I don't drink alcohol very often, but I really enjoyed watching the Mad Men season finale while sipping this tasty drink.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Adapted from Sunset Magazine (a new fave!)
serves 2
2 cups watermelon, cubed
3 teaspoons sugar
6 tablespoons golden rum
1/4 cup lime juice
Zest from half a lime
  1. Puree watermelon in a food processor and strain into a small mixing bowl.   Add sugar, rum, lime juice and zest.  Stir mixture.
  2. Pour into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.  Cover, shake and strain into 2 glasses.
  3. Garnish with a watermelon slice.
***Note:  I do not have a cocktail shaker so this is what I did.  I pureed the watermelon in my Magic Bullet.  Strained it into a 2 cup Pyrex cup and added the rest of the ingredients.  Then placed the mixture back into the rinsed out bullet, filled it with ice, placed a screw lid on and shook until the bullet got cold.  Cracked open the screw lid and strained into glasses.  


Mama Pea said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Laura said...

Yum! This looks great, and a nice change of pace.