Best summer drink ever!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine some salt and sugar in a small bowl, and pour onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 glasses with a piece of watermelon, and dip the moistened glass rims into the salt and sugar mixture; set aside.

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  • Pour the watermelon juice, vodka, watermelon schnapps, simple syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glasses.

Tips

Cook's Note

To make watermelon juice, process chunks of seedless watermelon in your blender and then strain through cheesecloth.

Editor's Note

Make your own simple syrup with our recipe!

Nutrition Facts

261.7 calories; 0.9 g protein; 35.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
One of the most delicious drinks you will ever try. I used the "luscious" watermelon Schnapps not the Pucker. This was incredible. Watch out because they go down WAY too easily and are stronger than you think. You may actually want to weaken them a bit because of this. Definitely rim the glasses with the salt/sugar mixture. It adds depth and dimension to this drink. I do NOT as a rule enjoy fruity drinks but because this is made with real watermelon juice it's not sickly sweet. In addition you can add lime juice watermelon juice and a little soda over ice in a rimmed glass for people who don't want the alcohol. I served it both ways and it was well worth the trouble of juicing a watermelon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
I can't quite make up my mind about this one. It wasn't great and it wasn't bad. Since I didn't think it was great it was way to much work to make watermelon juice so I won't be making again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
One of the most delicious drinks you will ever try. I used the "luscious" watermelon Schnapps not the Pucker. This was incredible. Watch out because they go down WAY too easily and are stronger than you think. You may actually want to weaken them a bit because of this. Definitely rim the glasses with the salt/sugar mixture. It adds depth and dimension to this drink. I do NOT as a rule enjoy fruity drinks but because this is made with real watermelon juice it's not sickly sweet. In addition you can add lime juice watermelon juice and a little soda over ice in a rimmed glass for people who don't want the alcohol. I served it both ways and it was well worth the trouble of juicing a watermelon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2011
This was a winner! I served this at a small BBQ with my husband and two of his friends all beer-drinking Army Captains. My husband is not a watermelon fan so he didn't care for it but the other two guys (who had been munching watermelon slices) LOVED it. I had to practically beg them to take a break from their beer to try a fruity drink but then I was asked to make more. I can't get enough watermelon so I thought it was delicious. I followed proportions exactly except a bit less simple syrup and I thought it was a good balance of flavors. It has a delicious watermelon flavor without being overpoweringly sweet (but I did halve the simple syrup since the schnapps and fruit is already quite sweet) or too strong tasting. It's also an attractive festive summery drink. Be warned though it's so yummy and refreshing and goes down so smoothly that it'll sneak up on you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2011
I do not have a juicer or food processer so as I cut the watermelon up I saved the rind with a bit extra watermelon not cut off it. Then I used the back of a spoon and smooshed the watermelon left on the rind as the liquid dripped off into a bowl. Then I did strain it with a small metal strainer. I omitted the salt and only used the sugar on the rim (just sounded odd to me). I added a splash more vodka because I like it stronger. It made 4 martinis for me. (YES I said me!) Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
One of the best cocktail recipes I've ever made. The fresh watermelon gives the drink exceptional flavor. I did make a margarita version of this recipe by substituting a good tequila for the vodka and triple sec for the watermelon schnapps. To me my version leaves the fresh watermelon taste more apparent. I did try the original recipe also. Excellent summer drink. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
This was better than I thought it would be.. I pureed some watermelon in the frap maker and then added just a bit of sugar(we like things sweet)..then used watermelon flavored vodka and watermelon pucker which next time I don't think I will use the pucker. Overall my guests really liked and it was a very pretty cocktail to serve..just make sure to serve cold or it is not near as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
So yummy! I had a big bowl of watermelon in the fridge and noticed all of the juice collecting in the bottom. I figured there must be a drink using watermelon juice and here it is! I didn't have watermelon schnapps so I used peach schnapps instead. The watermelon flavor was still very prominent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
EXCELLENT!!! I didn't have watermelon schnapps but I did have Midori melon liquor. Very tasty this way. I then tried with peach schnapps which was also very good. Hard to pick a favorite. I may start buying watermelons just to have this drink:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
Love it! The only thing I changed was that I used melon flavored rum instead of schnapps since that was all I had. I used my juicer to get the melon juice. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
I can't quite make up my mind about this one. It wasn't great and it wasn't bad. Since I didn't think it was great it was way to much work to make watermelon juice so I won't be making again. Read More
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