Whoa. This is what it looks like when granites, snow cones, mint juleps and bourbon collide. And it’s delicious. I’d recommend handing one of these to everyone with a summer birthday. Put a candle in it! Top it with sprinkles! Sip it in the backyard in your pajama’s best while your dog lounges in the sun. Sip it on the porch while you wait for a ride. CHUG it when your car is in the shop and you feel weird about it. But mostly just do your thing and include this drink which is having a little first-day-in-a new-school moment summer-cocktail-style.
So, I’m totally entering this pink snow cone into a Mint Julep contest with Maker’s Mark. Follow Maker’s Mark on Pinterest and keep an eye out for the special #JulepOff board! If you think mine is cool, pin it! Whoever has the most repins wins a giant Kentucky Derby hat! JK, but maybe? I’ll post the link here and all over social channels when it’s up. XOXO
Watermelon Mint Julep (serves plenty!)
- 1 medium-sized seedless watermelon
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
- juice from 1 lemon
per drink –
- 1 oz. Makers Mark
- mint leaves
- Make granita! Cube the watermelon in large bowl. Meanwhile cook the strawberries in sugar until berries can be smashed slightly. Add to watermelon with the juice from 1 lemon. Blend all of this together and then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large sealable plastic container or a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with a lid. Place in the freezer overnight or for 8 hours.
- Scrape mixture with a fork to break it up. Fill cups with watermelon pink granita snow cone business. Pour 1 oz. of Maker’s Mark over it. Garnish with mint. Serve!
P.S. This can easily serve a small party. If you’d prefer to make less, simply use half a watermelon, 1/2 cup strawberries and 3 tablespoons sugar. Taste the mixture before freezing and adjust as needed.
Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
This weekend has been mostly “whatever” cookies, moscow mules, bao steamed bun dreams, painting mini horses, boozy snow cones and car trouble. More awesome than not!