Steve Prati's Selections
Week of June 28 - July 3, 2010
1 (10 lb) seedless watermelon
3 cups plain vodka or citrus-infused vodka
Cut a hole in the top of the watermelon, wide and deep enough to insert a funnel. Pour as much vodka through the funnel as can be absorbed (1/2 cup to 1 cup), remove the funnel and replace the watermelon plug, Let sit for 4 hours and again, pour is as much vodka as can be absorbed, Repeat the process until all the vodka has been absorbed, (eventually all the vodka WILL be absorbed). Refrigerate and serve well chilled. When it's time slice it up and enjoy.
Notes: You can also use a food injector, this works well or you can cut a hole big enough to hold the neck of a fifth of vodka, allow it to sit 6-12 hours, 24 being better, serve with the bottle sticking out of the watermelon, You can experiment with liquors, I have heard rum works well too.
Bo Clarke's Monthly Featured Cocktail
Bo Clarke has concocted some special recipes for our customers and we will be featuring these tasty drinks the first week of each month. Recipe cards will be available in the store so be certain to pick one up! This is the first of many of Bo's Recipes, stay on the lookout for future ones online and in the store.
El Jimador Margarita
2oz El Jimador Resosado Tequila
1oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz Triple Sec
Rim glass with lime wedge and dip into margarita salt (optional). Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into salt rimmed glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge