Frozen Watermelon-tini

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I'm Erin Allmann. I love family, friends and food. A lot. I live in a teeny, tiny apartment in a place called Paradise with a wonderful boyfriend named Brett who cooks much better than I do. We both happen to be fantastic at eating and whenever we're not doing so, (which isn't all that often), we try to stay occupied outdoors. We're also two of the biggest nerds you can ever find, so excuse the occasional o-chem, bio, Harry Potter, or Star Wars reference.

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I don’t know how you all feel about gin. I think it’s one of those things you have strong feelings about. You know, you either love it or you hate it. Me, well, I’m not a very big fan. But, we ended up with a bottle in our freezer and I obviously couldn’t let it go to waste. So, enter frozen watermelon. AKA: the best thing to put in your next frozen drink.

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Watermelon is super sweet, but it’s basically all water, so you can use it in place of both sugar and ice, the dreaded water-downer of all good drinks everywhere. It’s excellent. Plus, it’s pink, which is just plain adorable.

Frozen Watermelon-tini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • juice of half a lime
  • a few basil leaves

Blend everything together until smooth. Pour into a fancy little glass, garnish with a sprig of basil, and drink it. With your pinky out, of course.

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