Watermelon Gin Fizz
Nothing quite kicks off Christmas festivities like a fresh, fruity cocktail. This one is blushing with beautiful Christmas reds and will be sure to wow your family and friends.
Makes 6 cocktails
1/4 small watermelon
180 ml elderflower cordial
180 ml lime juice
180 ml gin
4 drops of orange oil or a little orange zest
1 orange, zested finely.
1 x 15g bag of freeze-dried strawberries crushed into crumbs.
Dehydrated orange slices (optional)
Blend watermelon flesh until smooth then strain through a sieve and measure 600ml into a jar or jug.
Add the cordial, lime juice, and gin to the jug, stir well the pop in the freezer for a couple of hours. You could transfer to a wide plastic container to have it freeze quickly.
15 minutes before serving your cocktail take the watermelon mix out of the freezer and allow to thaw a little. Ideally, it should be slushie texture.
Place the crush the strawberry onto a flat plate and dust with the orange zest.
Dampen the rim of each cocktail glass then lightly press them into the strawberry and orange mix to create a decorative rim.
Place even amounts of watermelon mixture into each of the 6 cocktail glasses, top with 100ml of Prosecco each then finish with an orange round if using and a little more strawberry dust.