Happy Hour: Watermelon Coolers

In honor of the 4th of July weekend approaching, I thought we'd kickoff today's happy hour with some delicious watermelon coolers. Light + delicious and goes great with every BBQ or picnic. Almost the weekend...Cheers! xo

Serves 6 to 8
3 pounds watermelon
2 tablespoons fresh mint
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
Ice cubes
1 1/4 cups ginger ale
1/4 cup vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 or 4 splashes bitters
Fresh mint, for garnish

Puree watermelon in a food processor. Muddle mint with sugar in a large pitcher; fill with ice cubes. Stir in 2 cups puree, ginger ale, vodka, lemon juice, and bitters. Garnish with fresh mint.

(Photo + Recipe via Martha Stewart)


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