5 Ingredients or Fewer

Summertime in a Glass

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August 16, 2009
Author Notes

I created this recipe after I had a watermelon sitting on my counter for a week and felt pressure to find a use for it. Picking through my fruit selection, I added what I had available and then decided to freeze the fruit mixture, almost to make a granita. Adding rum and a sparkling lemonade to the slushiness of the recipe caused one of my friends to remark that it was “summertime in a glass.” Other types of fruit could be added or substituted. Likewise, substituting vodka for the rum has also been a hit. —Zoomlo

  • Serves 3-4 qts.
Ingredients
  • Using a blender or food processor, combine the following
  • 1 small to medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 fresh peach, sliced
  • Then to the remaining fruit mixture, add
  • juice of 2 freshly squeezed limes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (use more if you like it sweeter)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Using a blender or food processor, combine the following
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
  1. Then to the remaining fruit mixture, add
  2. Pour fruit mixture into smaller plastic containers, capable of freezing. Depending on the size of the watermelon, I can usually freeze about 3-4 quarts of the mixture.
  3. About an hour or so before I’m ready to enjoy “summertime,” I set it out on the counter to soften a bit and ease service.
  4. When ready to serve, add ice, 1-2 oz of rum or vodka and about ½ cup of the fruit mixture to a glass. Fill remainder of glass with a sparkling lemonade or citrus soda.
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