The mercury rose very high this week in Dallas. One day the temperature felt like it was over 114 degrees. We love summer, but even that is a little too hot for us. However, it did pose the perfect opportunity for us to share with you a new cocktail — Some Like It Hot!
We came up with the idea for this beverage when we were out to dinner one night and started up a conversation with the bartender. He was telling us about his drink ideation projects, and we got on the subject of how trendy watermelon and jalapeno are right now. The conversation got us thinking … we had Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka at home and plenty of fresh jalapenos in our backyard garden. Thus a star was born!
To make this delicious watermelon and spice flavored drink we followed the same recipe from our Jalapeno Popper Margarita that we shared with you in the summer of 2017. We replaced the tequila with Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka to give the drink a refreshingly, summery, watermelon flavor.
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- 1.5 ounces of Seagram's Watermelon Vodka
- .75 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- .75 ounce of agave nectar
- 1 fresh jalapeno sliced and seeded
- watermelon for garnish
- Add lime juice and jalapenos to shaker.
- Muddle together.
- Add agave nectar and vodka.
- Top with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
- Strain over fresh ice and garnish with jalapeno slices and cubes of watermelon.
Try Some Like It Hot and let us know what you think? What have you been doing to stay calm and cool during these hot days of summer?
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There are a few things every four years that cause business as usual to come to a halt in The Blind Pig household. You may or may not be aware that on Thursday, the 2018 World Cup commenced. Since then, soccer, or football as the rest of the world calls it, has been running on our TV almost 24/7. Craig and Blind Piglet #2 are huge soccer fans, and don’t like to miss out on any of the action. In honor of the World Cup, we are going to feature some cocktails with some World Cup flavor over the next few weeks.
Since the World Cup is hosted by Russia this year, our first idea was to feature a Moscow Mule. However, we feel that has probably already been done, so we made a little twist on the Moscow Mule to create the Watermelon Mule. Whether you are a soccer fan, or your feet have never touched the pitch, the Watermelon Mule is a beverage that can be enjoyed by all.
The Watermelon Mule is a great summer drink, and is easy, tasty and fresh. Add 1.5 ounces of Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka to a rocks glass or mule mug. Fill with ice. Top off with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a lime.
The watermelon mule is a great twist on the traditional Moscow Mule. It makes a great summer drink.
- 1.5 ounces Seagram's Watermelon Vodka
- Ginger Beer (about 1/2 can or bottle)
- juice from 1/2 lime
- lime wedge and watermelon wedge for garnish
- Pour 1.5 ounces of Seagram's Watermelon Vodka in a rocks glass or mule mug.
- Add 1/2 cup of ice to glass.
- Top off with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime juice.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime and wedge of watermelon.
It’s refreshing. It’s tasty. It’s like summer in a mug! Now you are ready to sit back and relax in your hammock or watch a World Cup match.
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