I'm talking about Los Angeles!
I'm miserable. I'm grumpy...and I sure could use an attitude adjustment (just ask Sir Sportsalot, he'll confirm it all).
Yesterday I came across this awesome recipe for a very cool and refreshing drink over at Kahakaikitchen; Watermelon Aqua Fresca. <----click there if you wanna see the original recipe. Thank you Deb...you helped add spice to my weekend :)
It looked so crips and so good and when she mentioned rum...the wheels started turning. I happened to have watermelon and raspberries on hand. And rum! No Aqua Fresca, but thats ok. I improvised and totally made this intentionally healthy drink NOT healthy.
1 1/2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
1 1/2 cups Sprite
1 cup rum
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
In a blender, combine the melon, berries and Sprite. At this point, I recommend straining your fruit mixture. I dunno about you, but I don't enjoy raspberry seeds between my teeth. I don't have a grand idea on the best method to do this. My wire mesh strainer got soooo clogged, it irritated me. I used cheese cloth but wasn't thrilled with that method either. It just took a while....but really it is worth doing. Is there a simple method out there? If so....please let me know.
Now...in a small sauce pan over medium low heat, combine water and sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves...seconds really. Add to fruit mixture along with the rum. Stir and serve on the rocks.
Do you know how many possibilities you have here? I mean the fresh watermelon flavor being chased by the raspberry really is awesome....but I picked up some frozen peaches at the store today.....banana-peach anyone? or what about strawberry and blueberry? I'm really excited about the flavor combos and possibilities of this. Don't like rum? Thats ok...there's always tequila :).