Frugal Foodie Mama: Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz

Monday, July 18, 2016

Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz

Your favorite gin comes together perfectly with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, & some bubbly club soda to make this simple & refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz...
Your favorite gin comes together perfectly with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, & some bubbly club soda to make this simple & refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz.
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So I made a shocking revelation the other day as I browsing through some of my recipes on my blog looking for watermelon recipes for a collection that a food blogger friend of mine was working on- I didn't have a single recipe using watermelon on my blog! In my 5 years or so of blogging, I have never once posted a watermelon recipe?? Immediately my brain said WHAT?!?! I mean, how could that be? I love, love, love watermelon- especially during the summer months. I set out right away to remedy this food blogging injustice I had inadvertently committed and got to brainstorming. The result? A refreshing, tasty cocktail perfect for summertime! :)

My newest liquor obsession for summer has been gin. I had never really considered myself much of a gin drinker before, but there is just something about it's clean, crisp flavor that lends itself well to refreshing cocktails that are perfect for beating the heat. I paired my favorite gin with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, and some bubbly club soda to make these simple, yet gorgeous Watermelon Mint Gin Fizzes...

Your favorite gin comes together perfectly with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, & some bubbly club soda to make this simple & refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz.
Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (Serves 2)
  • 2 cups of fresh seedless watermelon, chopped
  • 2 tsp simple syrup (or to taste)
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) of your favorite gin
  • Club soda
  • Small watermelon wedges & fresh mint sprigs, for garnishing (optional)
Instructions
In a blender, combine the chopped watermelon, simple syrup, mint leaves, and gin. Blend until smooth.

Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice. Pour the drink mixture from the blender evenly into both glasses. Top with club soda. Garnish with a small watermelon wedge & fresh mint, if desired. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!
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Your favorite gin comes together perfectly with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, & some bubbly club soda to make this simple & refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz.

If gin isn't your thing, feel free to substitute a white rum or vodka instead. You just won't be able to call it a gin fizz. ;) Is a vodka fizz or a rum fizz already a thing? Because they totally should be if they aren't! 
Your favorite gin comes together perfectly with fresh watermelon, sweet mint, & some bubbly club soda to make this simple & refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz.

Not only is this refreshing Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz the perfect cocktail for summertime sipping, it always happens to be a fabulous way to celebrate a special occasion like a maybe birthday? ;) 
I have teamed up with a whole slew of my food blogger friends to help Sharon from What The Fork Food Blog  celebrate her birthday! Not only are each of us sharing tasty recipes (see below), but we are also going to give one of YOU an awesome Kitchenaid Stand Mixer prize pack (scroll down to get entered)! 

Gluten Free Coconut Cake - What The Fork Food Blog 
  Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes - Gluten-Free Palate 
  Bourbon Tropical Peach Cocktail - Fearless Dining 
  Kir Royale Cocktails - The Heritage Cook 
  Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes - My Gluten Free Miami
 Gluten Free Cookie Cake - Flippin' Delicious Summer Beer - Vegetarian Mamma 
  The Best Gluten Free Cake - gfJules Insane Cupcake Recipes - Our Mini Family 
  Gluten Free Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes - Good Morning Cali 
  Mexican Dinner Rolls - Green Healthy Cooking A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
  Gluten Free Cookie Cake - A Mind "Full" Mom 
Strawberry Lychee Panna Cotta - Brunch-n-Bites 
Cucumber Moscow Mule - The Culinary Compass 
  Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes - Veggie Balance 
Virgin Watermelon Margarita - Coffee With Us 3 Elderflower Mojito - Home & Plate 
Summertime Lemon Cupcakes - For the Love of Food 
  Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Stacks - Simply Healthy Family 
  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake - Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
 Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake - Raia's Recipes 
  Tequila Sunrise Cocktail - All Roads Lead to the Kitchen 
  Gluten Free Fresh Apple Cake - My Gluten-free Kitchen

Winner will get to choose a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer in their choice of color (Green Apple, Ice, Aqua Sky, Cranberry, Metallic Chrome, or White), a prize package from Rodelle Vanilla, & $100 gift card from SweetapolitaGiveaway starts July 18th at 12:00 AM EST through August 17 12:00 AM EST.
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