North London’s corner shops and independent supermarkets are full of fresh watermelons at this time of year, that you can buy whole (if you are having a party or if you really, really like watermelon) or in more manageable chunks.
Perfect for whizzing up in the blender for an easy but oh-so-nice summer cocktail.
Fresh watermelon, flesh peeled and de-pipped and cut into chunks
Good quality vodka, 1 – 2 shots per person
Crushed ice, or ice cubes
Sugar to taste
Fresh mint leaves to serve
- Put the watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor with a little water; process until smooth
- Add the vodka and sugar as required (you might not need to add any if the melon is sweet enough)
- Pour over ice in each glass, or in a pitcher
- Serve with mint leaves