This fun summer cocktail is in partnership with Llano Estacado. All opinions are my own.
It’s summer time!!! Y’all – I love creating cocktails. I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now if you’ve been a reader around here for any length of time. Moonshine Recipes – yep! I’ve got several. Regular cocktails – yep! I’ve got those too! And now I’m bringing you an AMAZING Frosé cocktail. In a Watermelon boat. Oh yes I did. Read on for the recipe…it’s definitely a MUST TRY!!
Watermelon Strawberry Frosé
makes 2 small watermelon boats
1 – 750 ml Llano Estacado Signature Rosé, frozen in ice cube trays
1/2 cup fresh watermelon-strawberry syrup (see recipe below)
1/2 cup fresh watermelon-strawberry juice
1/2 lime, juiced
Small Watermelon, halved and flesh removed
Place the frozen Rosé ice cubes in a blender. Add in the watermelon-strawberry syrup, watermelon-strawberry juice and lime juice. Blend till mixed. If you don’t get the consistency you’re looking for, add 1/2 cup of ice at a time until you do. Pour into your Watermelon boats. Add a straw and enjoy!!
Fresh Watermelon-Strawberry Syrup & Juice
2 cups of fresh watermelon, cubed
1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries, cut in half
1/3 cup of sugar
Blend the fruit in a blender until pureed. Pass through a mesh strainer to catch the pulp. Take 1/2 cup of the juice (reserve the rest) and pour into a small saucepan with the sugar and bring up to about a 4 to melt the sugar. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature before using. Use 1/2 of a cup of the syrup in the above recipe.
**You will have extra juice left over. Just melt some more sugar to sweeten it to your liking and enjoy some fresh juice!
A big thank you to Llano Estacado for sponsoring todays cocktail recipe. They are the largest, best-selling Premium Winery in Texas and have been an ongoing pioneer in introducing not just Texans, but also the entire world to the great wines made in the
Lone Star State (which I’m super proud of!!).
The winery produces approximately 50 varietals of wine, including the award-winning 2013 THP Montepulciano. Located in Lubbock, Texas, Llano Estacado winery hosts a variety of events in its tasting
room and event center, including weddings, corporate parties and intimate gatherings. If you are ever in the pan handle, make sure you put this winery on your must visit list!
Llano Estacado wines are available for purchase statewide at your local retailer, or online at www.llanowine.com.
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