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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Watermelon Sorbet, Juice, & Cocktail

Watermelon Sorbet 

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: N/A
Serving Size: 4 

Tools: Food processor/blender 

1 lbs, 5 oz diced watermelon (or muskmelon or honeydew)
3 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbs vodka
9 oz sugar, approximately 1 1/4 cups (4.5 oz, approximately 1/2 cup + 2 tbs) 

  1. Place the melon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon juice, vodka, and sugar and process for another 30 seconds.
  3. Place the mixture into the refrigerator until the mixture reaches 40 degrees F; depending on the temperature of your ingredients and refrigerator, this could take 30 minutes to 1 hour. (omit)
  4. Pour the chilled mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions. (omit)
  5. Transfer the sorbet to an airtight container and place in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
Note: We do not have an ice cream maker so we omitted step 3 and 4. 

One will surely have plenty watermelon left. Let's make something for these hot summer days.

Watermelon Juice

Recipe by: SH 

Serving Size: 4 

2 lbs diced watermelon
2 cups of ice cubes
4 tbs of lemon juice 

  1. Blend and strain the rest of watermelon.
  2. Add lemon juice to watermelon.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Serve on the rocks i.e. with ice.

Watermelon Cocktail

Serving Size: 1 

Tools: Cocktail shaker  

6 tbs of watermelon juice
2 tbs of Limoncello, chilled
2 tbs of lemon juice 
2 cup of ice cubes 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes.
  2. Add watermelon juice, lemon juice, and Limoncello.
  3. Cover and shake until outside of shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into chilled martini glass.