Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guest Post from Ashley - Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Today's guest post doesn't even need introducing because by now you should know this little lady.  It's Ashley from The Uniqueness of Being!  Ashley is my little piece of home in Boston.  We've known each other for years (she even claims to have babysat me at one point in time...but I'm not convinced) and somehow we've ended up in the same city and now we're even in the same neighborhood.  Ashley is the crafting/blogging queen and has an amazing blog that you must check out.  She's linked to it below.  Enjoy the drinks (I was able to have one and they're DELICIOUS!) and the guest post! Cheers!

Hey y'all it's Ashley over at The Uniqueness of Being, and I'm here to share with you your new favorite summer cocktail.  In the midst of all of this awful New England weather we've finally had a warm and sunny day..and you know what that means.  Picnic blankets, grills, and fruit cocktails on the patio!  I'm basically in love with everything watermelon and cucumber so when I stumbled upon this little gem of a drink recipe from my homegirl Martha, (Martha Stewart and I are best friends.... she just doesn't know it,) I knew it's what I wanted to share with y'all for my guest post.  (You'll have you bear with me, I'm not nearly as talented as Miss Emilie, who essentially cooks for her pitiful friend much of the week, but if there's one thing I know, it's a good cocktail.)  I'm fairly certain that your taste buds will thank you.  And me. (You're welcome taste buds.)
Yields: 4 cocktails  Prep time: Oh...just a bit.  how fast can you peel cucumbers?  Cook time: None!

5 cups watermelon (seedless preferred, unless you just like picking out seeds) or about 1 1/2 pounds
1 large cucumber peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about two limes)
2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar
2/3 cup vodka (I probably used more like a cup... I know, I know...lush :)
Cucumber and lime slices (for prettying up the drink)

1. Set a mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher. In a food processor or magic bullet (product placement!) puree watermelon.  Pour watermelon puree through sieve pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula. Repeat with cucumber.  

2. In a small bowl, stir together lime juice and honey until honey is dissolved.  Add to watermelon & cucumber juice along with vodka.  (If you want it a little sweeter, just add a little more honey.  Honey makes everything better.)  Whip out those mason jars filled with ice and pour in some serious yum.  (Now you can add that garnish, if you haven't finished the whole thing yet.  I won't judge you.)  

If you loved that little guy and are still thirsty, head on over to my blog for another yummy cucumber cocktail by clicking {here}, (I know, you're sensing a pattern here...) and drop me a line saying hello! xoxo Fearsy


  1. This looks so refreshing! And so pretty!

  2. Yum! This looks delicious! Love watermelon drinks in the summer :) Cannot wait to try this one.


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