Summer Watermelon Situation

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 drinks
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Ingredients

8 cups diced watermelon (about 1/2 of a small watermelon), plus slices for garnish

8 ounces lemon vodka, chilled

7 ounces simple syrup, recipe follows

1 (17.5-ounce) can coconut juice

1 lemon

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Directions

  1. Chill watermelon in the freezer for 30 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Serve very cold in a chilled glass, and garnish with watermelon or lemon slices.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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