Fourth of July

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

July  9, 2011
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  • Serves 1
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.

What You'll Need
  • 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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3 Reviews

checker July 14, 2011
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!
Sagegreen July 9, 2011
Love how the watermelon plays off the grapefruit.
Andreadoria56 July 9, 2011
I found that without the grapefruit the watermelon was too bland to really measure up to the vodka and Ca,pari.