Thursday, July 02, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: The Firecracker

Happy Thursty Thursday!!

This week my Pinterest did the work for me. I was thinking about a drink this week that used watermelon and cucumber and wanted to name is something 4th of July-ish and low and soon as I opened up Pinterest, this came up! Thank you Pinterest God's!

I've heard so much about cucumber vodka and how refreshing it is. I've seen so many cucumber mojitos and even a cucumber sangria. I knew when I grabbed that cucumber from the produce stand of our Food Lion it was time! Time my friends!!

Then....something miraculous happened. Mike's parents came over for dinner and brought watermelon! OK, so it's not exactly "miraculous"...but it started ringing some bells!! What's more refreshing in the summertime than watermelon? But...watermelon and cucumber? Together? Hmmm. Not so sure about that one.

So, I turned to Pinterest for some ideas...and boy did it deliver!! usual I changed it around a little. I kind of combined two recipes, this one and this one, but let me tell you how delicious this is It even came with the perfect name!!

The Firecracker
3 1" cubes of watermelon
4 slices of cucumber
juice of 1 lime
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz orange juice
2 oz vodka

for garnish:
1 slice of cucumber
1 slice of watermelon
1 slice of lime

In a cocktail shaker, muddle watermelon, limes (if you use lime juice add later), and cucumber. Add vodka, simply syrup, orange juice, and lime juice (see above). Pour over ice. Garnish with watermelon, cucumber, and lime. Cheers!!

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  1. I just bought watermelon at the store yesterday! Perfect timing!

  2. I started trying to make my own after I had a watermelon martini at a bar... so far mine are OK, Ill have to try this one!

    1. Let me know what you think! I thought they were really yummy. Even Mike liked them!

  3. Flavored vodkas are my go-to drink, but I have yet to try cucumber vodka. It sounds amazing, so I'll definitely have to keep my eye out for it. This looks great and I love the combination of cucumber and watermelon. Perfect for summer!

    1. The original recipe called for cucumber vodka, but since I didn't have any I improvised. haha. But I hear it's yummy!!

  4. This sounds nice and refreshing! I'm actually working on a watermelon cocktail recipe today :) What a perfect summertime cocktail!!

  5. Got me thirsty! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  6. Sounds refreshing and delish! Visiting from the #letsbefriends link up!

  7. That sound sooo good! And so summery! I'm going to have to try this soon!

  8. hmmm ... I actually have a bottle of cucumber vodka sitting in the corner of the bar that I keep telling Hubby NOT to throw out (what are YOU thinking??) ... I might have to give this a try using that ...