Huey, Dewey, and Louie - vodka, watermelon and grapefruit

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Author Notes: Watermelon was an exotic fruit in Denmark when I grew up in the 60'es.

A coworker and I talked about that the other day, and he mentioned a strip in the weekly Donald Duck magazine that had fascinated him:

Huey, Dewey, and Louie getting dressed in raincoats to share a watermelon.

In honor of that image, I created this cocktail.

Serves 1

Watermelon cordial

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 4 ounces maple sirup
  • 2 ounces lime juice freshly squeezed

Huey, Dewey, and Louie

  • 3 ounces Absolute vanilla vodka
  • 1,5 ounces Campari
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh lavender
  • 4 ounces Watermelon cordial
  1. First make the cordial by cutting half a watermelon in chunks - no skin - and liquidize it with your blender. Strain and mix with maple syrup and lime juice.
  2. In the bottom of a tall glass put the flowers from two lavender sprigs, the sugar and the grapefruit juice. Muddle.
  3. Add crushed ice to glass and then the vodka and the Campari. Stir well.
  4. Top cocktail with the watermelon juice. Garnish with chunk of grapefruit and lavender sprig.

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about 4 years ago checker

Love the drink, but the headnote had me giggling. It is an old family joke that you should wear a raincoat and sit on the porch to eat watermelon. I'm not actually sure how that started and I will have to ask my parents if if came from that cartoon - Dad was a fan. It think I will make this soon. A toast to you!


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love how the watermelon plays off the grapefruit.


about 4 years ago Andreadoria56

I found that without the grapefruit the watermelon was too bland to really measure up to the vodka and Ca,pari.


about 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Really fascinating combination, beautiful!


about 4 years ago Andreadoria56

Thanks, I'm quite pleased with it - not too bitter and not to sweet.