Welcome to our first #WinespirationWednesday! Today’s recipe is a refreshing summer cocktail, perfect for sitting by the water and soaking up the sun. I came across it while reading theSkimm, who shared it from Liquor.com. It combines several of my favorites: wine, vodka and St. Germain.
Here’s what you need:
2 oz Watermelon Juice (I used MinuteMaid)
6 mint leaves
1.5 oz Cucumber Vodka (I used Svedka Cucumber Lime)
1 oz St. Germain
.5 oz Lime Juice (I omitted because of the vodka)
.5 oz Agave Nectar
1 oz White Whine (I used Pinot Grigio)
How to make it:
Place your watermelon juice and mint leaves in a shaker and muddle.
Add everything else, and fill the shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, and strain into a glass with new ice. Add a mint leaf as a garnish, and you’re all set!
This was delicious, and the mint really brightens the drink. It was slightly sweet, so I made a second round without the agave, which was perfect. If you’re good with sweet, keep the agave, but know it’s just fine without it!
When it comes to the Whatamelon Cocktail, I say Wine Not? Give it a try, and let me know your thoughts!