Summer Sipper: Adults-Only Ginger Watermelon Milkshake

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One bottle of Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka + Weekend Boredom = Most Delicious Cocktail Experimentation Ever.

In the spirit of approaching summer, I have been sampling fruit vodkas with the vague goal of concocting some sort of killer fruit punch that I can serve on the Fourth of July. (You should never drink without an objective.) While vodka and watermelon seem to be a natural pairing, I had never actually tried a specifically watermelon-flavored spirit for fear it would taste like a melted watermelon Jello. And while Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka is indeed sweet and is probably not "all natural," the flavor is incredibly vibrant -- just like an almost overripe watermelon.

Most watermelon cocktail recipes involve lemonade, kiwi and/or mint, all fitting complements to the sweet red fruit. I was in the mood for a mixed drink that was more substantial than spritely, with some seasoning that would tickle the tongue. What's rich but refreshing, cold and creamy, fruity but not a smoothie? Yes, a milkshake. The recipe, after the jump:

Adults-Only Ginger Watermelon Milkshake

  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 6 ounces of milk
  • 2 ounces Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ginger

Combine ingredients in blender. Blend on high speed until desired consistency. Pour in pint glass and sip with red-and-white-striped straw.

More filling than a martini though equal in boozy bite, this watermelon ginger shake certainly looks innocent. But keep away from unattended children 'cause remember, this is adults, only.

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