Truck’s “Watermelon Crop Time” Drink

For late summer entertaining, treat your guests to Truck’s “Watermelon Crop Time” drink — made w/ fresh watermelon which is plentiful at the farmer’s markets this time of the year!

images-1Watermelon Crop Time:

Makes 8 – 8 oz. drinks. Delicious as a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink.

1 pt. watermelon juice; cut fresh watermelon (yellow or pink) into 1-2 ” chunks, puree in blender until smooth, strain watermelon puree through sieve, pressing down with rubber spatula to get all the goodness

1 cup (8 oz.) freshly squeezed lemon juice, preferably organic

6 oz. simple syrup–you make this yourself, recipe below

16 oz. Crop organic vodka, or any vodka of choice (optional)

Borage flower to garnish each drink, or any edible flower you have in your garden!

Simple Syrup:

In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt one cup (16 oz.) organic cane sugar combined w/ 8 oz. water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool.