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Wasted Wednesday: Watermelon Vodka

I can honestly hardly call this a recipe since it’s so simple. It has two ingredients. No precise measurements.

Really the hardest thing about it is being patient, since it takes about two weeks.

We got a small watermelon a few weeks ago in our CSA, and neither of us was really in the mood to eat it. We’ve been contemplating infusing our own liquors for a while, so we decided to give it a try.

What we got was a light pink, sweet, and dangerously smooth drink. So far all we’ve done is sip it straight, it’s that good. The watermelon absorbs the bite of the vodka, and leaves all of its delicate flavor behind, so the watermelon gets thrown it.

Now all we can think about is what fruit we’re going to try next.

Watermelon Vodka

  • Watermelon
  • Vodka (we used a potato vodka)

Cut the watermelon into small chunks and put in a mason jar. Fill with the desired amount of vodka and stick it in the fridge for about two weeks. We kept ours laying on its side, and every day or so I’d flip the jar to another side, just so all of the watermelon got a turn in the vodka. Taste it to see if the flavor has transferred, then strain and enjoy!

We’re really excited about the potential uses, but truly, most of it will probably be consumed straight up.

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