This delicious melon cocktail can be served from a hollowed out watermelon, perfect for picnics or July 4th parties. These are very sour, but really great!
Serves 10 to 12 Prep: 10 min
- 4 cups watermelon chunks
- 4 oz Alize Red Passion fruit flavored liqueur (or other fruit flavored liqueur)
- 8 oz gin
- 2 cups sour mix
- Sparkling Rose
- Lime slices for garnish
Directions: Puree the watermelon chunks, then strain to remove the pulp. Stir in the fruit liqueur, gin and sour mix. Chill. Add sparkling rose right before serving. garnish with lime slices.
We saw this recipe first on Food Network, and tried their tip to turn a watermelon into a cocktail keg. It worked out pretty good. We ordered the keg shank from kegworks.com ($30 for the kit). After hollowing out the melon, we drilled a small hole near the bottom, and used a knife to widen the hole until it was almost big enough for the keg shank. Then we attached the shank and poured in the cocktail.
This cocktail is also great to serve by the pitcher. We doubled the recipe and kept the second half in the fridge in a pitcher, using it to keep the melon keg full.
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