Sunday, July 22, 2012

Watermelon Limoncello Cocktail Recipe

An idea my son had while he was visiting. His thoughts were since I love watermelon to make a refreshing drink and since I was ailing with a backache the alcohol sounded to good to pass up. He went out bought all the ingredients and we made this one together.
 Chad had a great idea, this was so refreshing it was hard to stop at one!
Of course my backache felt a little better after the drink too!  (smile)



6 cups seedless watermelon pulp
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup limoncello
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fruit ( suggestions strawberries, raspberries or blueberries)
assorted fruits to make kabobs, raspberries, strawberries, cubed watermelon
sprigs of mint

1 shot of Bacardi Rum to top it off

Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and boil together until sugar dissolves. In the mean time place the melon, berries and limoncello in a blender and puree until fine. Put through a mess strainer into a small pitcher. Add the simple syrup. Place in the refrigerator for around an hour. Before serving add lots of ice,  a shot of  Bacardi rum to the top of the drink. Place a fruit kabob on top, garnish with mint and enjoy!

19 comments:

Ellen B Cookery said...

Oh my, I'm starting to feel a backache :) I've got limoncello in the freezer and watermelon in the fridge. I know the remedy that will make me better!

Federica said...

What a beautiful color :) Great! Bye, have a good Sunday

Tantocaruccia said...

Che bella questa ricetta! Non la conoscevo ma mi incuriosisce tantissimo, col cocomero che di questi giorni si mangerebbe sempre!
Baci:**

Claudia said...

Summer delicious and July-refreshing. Just the thing for the humid weather. I am loving the presentation and wishing for it. Thanks for your kind comments. I will return to commenting and such in a few weeks.

Mary @ HowDoYouCook.com said...

Wow, what a refreshing drink! And a cute way to serve it too.

Catherine said...

Claudia, This looks cool, refreshing and looks like summer!
I hope your back is feeling better soon. Rest and relax today. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Catherine said...

Claudia, This looks cool, refreshing and looks like summer!
I hope your back is feeling better soon. Rest and relax today. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

1-2Punch said...

Such a good son!

Lizzy said...

Perfect remedy for a backache, Claudia! My friends all want to sip on limoncello straight up, but I'd much rather have your cocktail!

Fruit cocktail recipes said...

they look perfect!!! I’ve been trying to get more into cocktails because ahem, apparently you look sophisticated and sexy with a cocktail drink in your hand. The strawberry martini looks gorgeous.

Cucina49 said...

What a delicious summery cocktail--I have on my to-do list for this summer to make my own limoncello to have around for drinks just like this one.

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

This cocktail is perfect for a summer party!

Kathy said...

This looks incredibly refreshing…and oh so yummy!!

Amelia said...

Hi, I love this, look so refreshing and tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Have a great week ahead.

Victoria said...

This looks SO refreshing and colorful! I love the fruit kabob garnish too :)

Elisabeth said...

What a gorgeous, and refreshing watermelon cocktail...and oh wow!...love the additional of the limoncello!
Really a welcome for a Sunday brunch cocktail!

Genet said...

Looks refreshing and sounds delish! Just cut open a huge watermelon for the kids. Going to check the bar right now to see if I have any Limoncello!

Anna said...

Oh wow!! I love this!! I'm soo going to make this! :)

Joy's Plato Yums said...

I was just wondering what to do with my unopened bottle of limoncello hanging out in the fridge :) These look AMAZING :))