Cocktail of the Week: Watermelon, Cucumber Spritz!

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Ok so I first stumbled across this beauty on Lauren Conrad’s blog, after she stumbled across it on Martha Stewart’s blog. You with me?! Anyhowzen, if it’s good enough for those fierce females then it’s good enough for me!

I have taken the liberty of googling the heath benefits of watermelon and cucumber so we can pass this Cocktail off as a guilt free treat! So should you be feeling naughty for indulging in the odd cocktail (or ten) remind yourself that Watermelon is good for preventing cell damage and Cucumber is full of Vitamin B which helps to cure hangovers! The internet don’t lie!

Enjoy!

WATERMELON CUCUMBER SPRITZ!

Ingredients..

  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2/3 cup vodka
  • Ice
  • Cucumber slices, for garnish

Method..

  1. STEP 1

    Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher. In a food processor or blender, puree watermelon. Pour watermelon puree through sieve, pressing on solids with a rubber spatula (you should have about 2 cups juice). Puree English cucumber and pour through sieve into watermelon juice.

  2. STEP 2

    In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together lime juice and honey. Add to watermelon and cucumber juices, along with vodka. Adjust sweetness with more honey if desired. To serve, fill four glasses with ice and top each with cocktail. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Recipe from: www.laurenconrad.com

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