Lime Cocktail with Watermelon Ice Cubes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 20 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Watermelon Ice Cubes:

2 cups watermelon pieces (no rind, no seeds)

1 tablespoon honey 

1 ounce fresh lime juice 

Simple Syrup:

3/4 cup sugar

Cocktails:

4 ounces neutral-flavored vodka

2 ounces fresh lime juice 

12 to 14 fresh mint leaves, torn 

Club soda, for topping cocktail 

Directions

  1. For the watermelon ice cubes: Puree the watermelon, honey and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a square ice cube tray. Freeze until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and shut off the heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool.
  3. For the cocktails: Mix the vodka, lime juice, mint leaves and 2 ounces simple syrup in a pitcher filled with ice. Top with club soda. Put 3 watermelon cubes in each of 2 highball glasses and pour the cocktail over.