Tuesday, June 2, 2015

#HotSummerEats: Watermelon Refresher #sponsor

Here we are at day three of my Hot Summer Eats event. Here's my version of a watermelon refresher...with a little inspiration from one of our event sponsors: Quirk Books. The publisher provided a few copies of their cookbook Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More by Maria Del Mar Sacasa. One lucky winner will win a copy of the book. Click to enter: here.

I didn't have any pisco, but I had some rum. I went with it!

Ingredients makes 1

  • 4 T fresh herbs (I used mint, parsley, and basil) + more for garnish
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 T ginger syrup
  • pinch of salt (I used a smoked salt)
  • 2 C seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 ounces rum

Muddle herbs with jalapeno, ginger syrup, and pinch of salt. In a blender, pulse the watermelon, rum, and a few more herbs.

To serve, fold together the blended watermelon and herb-syrup mixture. Pour into a glass. Garnish with few small herbs. Cheers!

Thanks, Quirk Books* - just one of our #HotSummerEats sponsors - for inspiration used in this recipe. Find Quirk on the web, on twitter, on facebook, and on pinterest.

*Full Disclosure: I received a copy of Summer Cocktails from Quirk Books for participating in #HotSummerEats. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.


  1. This recipe caught my eye in the Summer Cocktails book, too! I love the flavors in this. Will be trying it as soon as I have ripe watermelon locally.

  2. I bet this was so good. I need to give it a try!!

  3. I love watermelon but I hate fake watermelon flavor like in Jolly Ranchers...ugh....so I have always avoided watermelon drinks for fear they would use fake flavored syrup but this really sounds delicious to me so I am going to give it a try.

  4. Oh my goodness. This needs to happen immediately! Delicious, Camilla!

  5. Ooh, this book sounds amazing and I've seen so many good recipes from it for #HotSummerEats!