WE LOVE OUR JOBS. BUT WHEN FRIDAY ROLLS AROUND AND IT’S TIME FOR THE WEEKEND, WE DO LOVE TO CELEBRATE WITH A COCKTAIL.
We’ve found five amazingly moreish cocktails, all made with Absolut Watermelon … is a perfectly balanced combo of crystal clear vodka and fresh, natural watermelon sweetness. It beautifully lends itself to easy-to-mix drinks and is super versatile in cocktails.
Here are a few options to spark your creativity at home:
ABSOLUT WATERMELON SPRITZ
Absolut Watermelon has a rich, smooth taste profile with the distinct character of watermelon juice, complemented with underlying hints of spiciness that ends up in a creamy and juicy mouthfeel. This makes it ideal to be combined with sparkling wine for a light and fruity spritz.
You’ll need: 30ml Absolut Watermelon, 90 ml sparkling wine, watermelon cubes, 5ml simple syrup
To make: Muddle the watermelon cubes into a shaker and add the vodka and the simple syrup. Fine strain into a wine glass and top it up with sparkling wine. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and mint sprig.
ABSOLUT WATERMELON AND TONIC
A refreshing take on the classic G&T, and the perfect drink for a sunny afternoon around the braai, any time of the year.
You’ll need: 45ml Absolut Watermelon, 90ml tonic
To make: Pour both the ingredients in a glass and add ice to the top. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and lemon wheel.
ABSOLUT WATERMELON MARTINI
The Martini: Clean. Classy. Oh, so classic. Absolut Watermelon has a slightly reduced abv (38%) which allows for a truly optimised flavour profile and balance. Served in a Martini glass and shaken (not stirred) allows it to truly shine and for you to enjoy with all your senses.
You’ll need: 45ml Absolut Watermelon, 20 ml simply syrup, watermelon cubes
To make: Crush watermelon cubes in bottom of shaker. Add cubes of ice and all ingredients. Shake hard and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.
ABSOLUT WATERMELON AND COLA
Vodka and cola is a tried and trusted go-to drink for many. The addition of the smooth watermelon flavour adds a whole new dimension to this long-standing favourite. It’s the ideal mix with which to add a new level of flavour to your ‘usual.’
You’ll need: 45ml Absolut Watermelon, 90 ml Coke
To make: Pour both the ingredients in a glass and add ice to the top. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and lime wedge on top.
ABSOLUT WATERMELON PUNCH
If there is a better way to celebrate sunshine and good times than with a crisp punch, we are yet to find it. It’s great now, before the weather turns to chilly.
You’ll need: 150ml Absolut Watermelon, 20 watermelon cubes, 150ml lemon juice, 50ml simple syrup
To make: Put watermelon cubes into a blender to get freshly squeezed juice and strain it into a pitcher. Pour the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup and add ice to the top. Serve cold and garnish with a watermelon slice and lime wedge.
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