Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Refreshing Swizzle for a Hot Summer Day

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon than a really good Swizzle.  Watermelon is in season right now and really ripe and juice melons are in the market.   I enjoy watermelon and find it to be a really good ingredient for summer cocktails.   Here is a twist on the whole swizzle idea that comes out of Bermuda.

Bahana Bob’s Melon Barrel Swizzle
  • 1 ½ Oz.  Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
  • ¾ Oz. Agave Nectar
  • Juice of ½ Lime
  • ¼ Oz.  St. Germaine Liqueur
  • 4 Cubes of Seedless Watermelon
  • 2 Dashes Bitters
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt

Place all ingredients in a blender filled with a cup  and a half of ice and quick on and off three or four times. Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with a watermelon wedge.