We love our watermelon over here at Sips by HQ, so of course we had to put it in a couple of cocktails. This cocktail is just like drinking straight out of a watermelon, you can barely taste the vodka, or the green tea really, but we know it’s in there! Quite dangerous, but oh so delicious.
Watermelon Green Tea Cooler
Makes 4-6 glasses // Prep Time: 10 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 3 rounded tsp or 3 sachets/bags of green tea
- 3 cups filtered water
- 6 cups seeded watermelon chunks
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1½ cups vodka
- Ice cubes
- Mint sprigs, lime wedges, and/or watermelon slices for garnish
Heat the water to 175°F and steep tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove tea and set aside to cool.
Purée the watermelon chunks in a blender and strain, pressing on the watermelon to extract all the flavors. This should make about 3 cups of watermelon juice.
In a large pitcher combine the mint leaves, honey, and lime juice and muddle with a wooden spoon. Next add in the green tea, 3 cups of the watermelon juice, vodka, and 2 cups of ice cubes and stir gently.
Serve over ice and garnish with mint sprigs, lime wedges, and/or watermelon slices.