You didn't think I was going to let National Watermelon Day pass without featuring a watermelon cocktail did you?!? Watermelon, while wonderfully delicious in its pure unadulterated form, is also extremely excellent pureed and used as a basis for a cocktail. Combine it with lemon vodka, simple syrup, and fresh berries, watermelon makes this vibrantly colored drinkie perfectly refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. With a blitz of a blender, this concoction comes together in seconds. To get the recipe and salute watermelon,

Watermelon Vodka Cooler
From Cook (Almost) Anything

½ cup berries of your choice
1 cup watermelon
1½ ounces Lemon Vodka
½ ounce sugar syrup
½ cup ice

  1. Add the berries, watermelon, vodka and ice to a blender and process.
  2. Taste and depending on the fruit you may need to add the sugar syrup.
  3. Pour into tumblers and serve.

Serves 2.

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