How to Make a Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri, or how to save watermelon to enjoy it later.

August 24, 2016 Nick McAfee 0

So you bought a giant watermelon, because you love watermelon and it was a good price.  Plus it is summer  – who doesn’t want to eat some watermelon.  You ate a lot of watermelon, watermelon for days, but it still isn’t gone and you are worried it is going to go bad.  What are you going to do?!  You are going to cut it up into cubes, freeze it, and make kick-ass cocktails! Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri 1½ ounces Light Rum ½ Orange Liqueur (such as Triple Sec) ½ lime, juiced 1 cup watermelon, cubed & frozen ice (as needed) garnish with a lime wheel You are going to need a blender.  Pour the light rum, orange liqueur, and lime juice in the blender.  I usually use a cheap light rum like Castillo Silver for mixed fruity cocktails, but for a look at some other options check out this list of the Learn More

How to Make a Spicy Watermelon Margarita, or a sweet cocktail with a refreshing bite

August 19, 2016 Nick McAfee 0

This summer is record-breakingly hot and there are few cocktails that can kick the heat quite as effectively as a margarita.  We have looked at how to make several variations of the classic using agave syrup and blue curacao, but now it is time to add one of summertime’s other refreshing treats: the watermelon. Disclaimer: I love watermelon and one melon can make A LOT of cocktails.  Hence you will find a plethora of cocktails using this refreshing fruit. Spicy Watermelon Margarita 1 ½ ounces 100%  Agave Tequila Blanco ½ ounce Orange Liqueur (such as Triple Sec) ½ ounce jalapeno-infused agave syrup 1 packed cup cubed watermelon, juiced 1 lime, juiced garnish with a watermelon wedge rim with salt and chili powder (optional) We begin with a cocktail shaker.  Add a generous portion of ice and all the ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur, jalapeno-infused agave syrup, watermelon juice, and lime juice.  Shake well for twenty Learn More

How to Make a Watermelon Caipirinha, or the perfect cocktail to celebrate the Rio Summer Olympics

August 17, 2016 Nick McAfee 0

It’s been a while since I have written about a new cocktail on Broke & Thirsty, but I could think of no better time to begin writing again than the Summer Olympic Games in Rio!  To celebrate the warm days and the games, we will feature the national spirit of Brazil: Cachaca! Watermelon Caipirinha 2 ounces Cachaca 2 teaspoons sugar (to taste) 1/2 cup watermelon, cubed 1/2 lime, juiced garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig This rustic cocktail couldn’t be easier to make.  In a mixing glass, add watermelon and sugar, and squeeze in the fresh lime juice.  Muddle till the watermelon reaches the consistency of a rough puree.  Small chunks are fine, they give the cocktail more character.  Pour in the cachaca and shake for 15-30 seconds.  Pour the cocktail into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with the lime wedge and mint sprig.  Serve immediately and Learn More