Mix It Up Monday: Watermelon Fizz

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This week’s Mix It Up Monday is the Watermelon Fizz.

So, my mom called me the other day, as she was heading out of town and told me she had a watermelon she recently cut and didn’t want it to rot, which meant I needed to go get it. No big deal, except I’m not a big watermelon person. I don’t know why, but watermelon is not something I just gravitate towards. So, I started thinking of ways to get rid of the watermelon without wasting it. Then it hit me, we are having a party this weekend and I can make a cocktail out of it. Which brings me to the Watermelon Fizz.

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Recipe:

1.5 oz Gin (I used Citadelle Gin)

.5 oz Watermelon simple syrup

topped with tonic (I used Fever-Tree Natural Premium)

Instructions:

In a shaker filled with ice, add gin and simple syrup. Shake well and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Top with tonic and garnish with mint. Enjoy this nice refreshing cocktail!

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Watermelon simple syrup was made by boiling water and sugar together on the stove. Then adding pieces of watermelon and letting it sit for about an hour and a half. For this particular recipe, we used a blender to blend the pieces of watermelon with the watermelon syrup.

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