Skip to content

Subscribe to campari&sofa and receive new posts via email

Watermelon strawberry vodka “smoothie”

Posted in Food & Entertaining

Watermelon-Slushy-12Could it be the end of Summer is already upon us? That Labor Day weekend, the one that officially marks the end of the season in the States, is less than three weeks away?

Wait – I haven’t gone on vacation yet and I have only dipped my toes in the water once.

I can tell from the way the sun hits the sofa in the kitchen that the days are getting slightly shorter. Last night, at dinner at a restaurant overlooking the marina, with just a cotton sweater, I was positively cold and I had to wrap myself in one of the blankets most water-side restaurants now keep on hands for their customers.

In the spirit of finding some fun between relentless job assignments, last night I met a friend for Happy Hour at the Hungry Cat, one of my favorite seafood restaurants, that also happens to have a drink on the menu that is worth the trip: Luke’s lemonade. Really, it’s just a simple concoction of fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, mint and vodka but the proportions are just right.

The drink of my Summer, though, was the one I made for my birthday party, a bright red watermelon and strawberry vodka smoothie. Yes, I am using the term smoothie to make it sound healthier than it is. It makes good use of any leftover watermelon invariably sitting in the fridge and it looks terribly pretty.

I used some agave syrup, instead of simple syrup, because it’s a tad less sweet than sugar, but either will work. If your fruit is very ripe and sweet, you might not need a sweetener at all – taste as you go along.

I will be making it once more while the watermelons are still perfect, before the sun starts dipping into the ocean earlier than I would want it to.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Children gather watermelons from the the waterRECIPE – Yields 2

1 C       Strawberries, hulled
1 1/2 C Seedless watermelon, cubed
Agave Syrup to taste
Lemon Juice to taste
1 C Ice Cubes
1/2 C Vodka

Dump everything in a blender and process until smooth. Taste for more sweetener and lemon juice and adjust accordingly. Drink immediately.

Share on Facebook

6 Comments

  1. I know it sounds nuts but I cannot wait for September! This drinks looks and sounds delicious. My favorite fruit vendors are gone for Ferragosto but there’s decent fruit at the supermarket.

    August 18, 2016
    |Reply
    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Hang in there! People will start trickling back in in a week or so. Isn’t it wonderful to have Rome all to yourself?

      August 18, 2016
      |Reply
  2. Winston moreton
    Winston moreton

    And it’s Ferragosto somewhere else 🙂

    August 18, 2016
    |Reply
    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      And you know me…I can stretch any holiday for a week…

      August 18, 2016
      |Reply
  3. Sounds completely delish. Here’s hoping you get to enjoy more than one before summer’s end. 🍹

    August 17, 2016
    |Reply
    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Trying hard!

      August 18, 2016
      |Reply

Got some thoughts? We would love to hear what you think

%d bloggers like this: