Watermelon and Blueberry Spritzer

This drink is perfect as a summer refresher! Works beautifully for a BBQ and so simple to scale up as a pitcher drink!

Ingredients                                                    Serves 6

 

450g Seedless Watermelon

11/2 tbsp Caster Sugar

360ml Never.25 Blueberry Eau de Vie

1 punnet Fresh Blueberries

1 pot of Fresh Mint

180 mls Fresh Lime Juice

1 litre Soda Water

 

Bartender Style

  1. Puree Watermelon in a blender
  2. Strain through mesh sieve to remove pulp
  3. Add sugar to watermelon mixture and set aside (keeps for 1-2 days)
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add 2 shots (60mls) of Blueberry Eau de Vie, 4/5 whole blueberries, 2 mint leaves.
  5. Muddle to open up the blueberries and release the mint.
  6. Pour 30/45ml of your watermelon puree and 30mls lime juice into the shake and top with 3/4 of cubed ice.
  7. Shake hard for 25 secs. 
  8. Strain over glass to catch any blueberry bit that might fall through. 
  9. Top with soda water to taste. 
  10. Add blueberries and mint leaf to garnish.  


Home style

  1. Puree Watermelon in a blender
  2. Strain through mesh sieve to remove pulp
  3. Add sugar to watermelon mixture and set aside (keeps for 1-2 days)
  4. In a pitcher add all the eau de vie, handful of blueberries and mint leaves. 
  5. Muddle with a rolling pin to release the mint.
  6. Add watermelon puree and lime juice.
  7. Add ice until 1/3 full.
  8. Top with soda water to taste.