In the South, you know you're at a real summer party when someone shows up with The Vodka Watermelon.
The Vodka Watermelon is a watermelon with a hole drilled in the top and vodka poured in. A cork is put in the hole to avoid violating open container laws when taking the watermelon to the party. The resulting watermelon is cut up at the party and is refreshing with a tipsy edge.
This watermelon cocktail echoes The Vodka Watermelon in drinkable form.
I'm not actually having a party today, but I do have something to celebrate -- the dismissal of probably the worst manager I have ever had in my fairly long work life. And, no, I'm not being mean. I am being truthful. Even though I have had bosses who did not quite understand what I did, they were all competent enough not to put roadblocks in my way. This boss just didn't get it, and I am so very glad and fortunate that he is gone. Good riddance.
Cheers to my co-workers who actually understand this dilemma. And cheers to the really excellent boss that I lost a few months ago. Things happened too late and we lost you, but you laid the groundwork for us and you set the standard for excellence.
Vodka Watermelon Cocktail
1 1/2 C, ice
2 - 3 C watermelon, chunked
1/2 C, vodka
2 Tbsp orange or lime juice
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 Tbsp kosher salt
mint sprig (optional)
1) Place all ingredients except for the mint in a blender.
2) Pulse until thoroughly blended.
3) Serve in a rocks glass with a sprig of mint.