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Watermelon Mule

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  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 111

This summery riff on a Moscow Mule adds fresh watermelon purée to the classic combination of vodka, ginger beer, and lime. Ginger beer is similar to ginger ale, but has a more pungent, crisp flavor. 

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  • 3/4 cup seeded watermelon chunks
  • 2  fl. oz. (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 1  fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2  fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) ginger beer
  • 1  lime slice for garnish

Purée the watermelon in a food processor until smooth; strain. You should have 3 fl. oz (6 Tbs.) juice.

Pour the watermelon juice, vodka, and lime juice into a chilled cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds then pour into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top off with the ginger beer and garnish with the lime slice.

Photo: Scott Phillips

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