Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails Recipe

As a nod to Honeysuckle Farms, we used Mississippi's Cathead Honeysuckle Flavored Vodka.

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 cups seeded and cubed watermelon (about 1 [6-lb.] watermelon)

  • 1 cup honeysuckle vodka*

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 4 cups ice cubes

  • 2 cups lemon-lime soft drink

  • Garnishes: lime slices, diced watermelon, fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Process watermelon in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice; discard solids.

  2. Stir vodka and next 2 ingredients into watermelon juice. Add ice, and top with soft drink; gently stir. Serve immediately.

  3. *Light rum or plain vodka may by substituted.

    Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails
    Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
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