Cocktail Series 1

I have a confession to make.. am a designated foodie by strength and food is life to me. I love trying different recipes and drinks because it feels like am a globe trotter through my taste buds. From the All American burger to Indian curries to Italian patisseries to the Sub Saharan matooke delicacy, i feel like i have travelled through cultures and it is truly one of my fave accomplishments. Just say the word FOOD and i will jump out of pyjamas and into Beyonce in a second. LOL!

So i came up with a food series for my blog and starting off with my fave cocktails. Each week, i will share with you the simplest recipes for the amazing and delectable drinks that are just great for an evening with family or friends to lay off and relax.

This week, we are making one of my fave red drinks.. RUBY RED BREEZE.

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WHAT YOU NEED

1½ oz. Effen Cucumber Vodka
4 watermelon pieces cut in 1½ inch chunks
½ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. Cranberry
Garnish: watermelon wedge

DIRECTIONS

To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar. Muddle watermelon and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass until all of the fruit has turned into a juice. Add the rest of the ingredients to the glass and fill it with five large ice cubes. Shake and strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice which has been tipped in icing sugar or normal sugar. Garnish with a watermelon or lemon wedge.

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