A subtly spicy drink perfect to kick off the beginning of summer.
When my dad was here, we found watermelon juice in the store and I obviously had to grab it. We both absolutely loved it and drank it all throughout the weekend. I found that mixing it with some pineapple juice and adding a few slices of fresh jalapenos made it into one seriously awesome drink. If you can’t find watermelon juice, it’s not a problem. Take a few slices of watermelon and blend them until smooth, then strain the juice. It’s simple and fool-proof. If you are scared of the jalapenos being too spicy, you can leave them out, but I like the little bit of heat that they add to the drink; it’s subtle, yet keeps you coming back for more. This is the perfect drink to kick off the beginning of summer.
- 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 oz watermelon juice
- 1-2 Jalapeno slices
- 1 oz vodka
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the pineapple juice, watermelon juice, jalapeno slices, and vodka.
- Muddle the ingredients to break up the jalapeno slices.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a glass with ice and top with a jalapeno slice. Serve immediately.
Taylor is a self-taught cook currently living in Charlotte, NC. Having grown up around a family of great cooks, Taylor has always had a passion for food, wine, and cocktails. She is a Mexican and Southern food enthusiast and has never met an avocado she hasn’t liked. You can find her on her blog, Perpetually Hungry.