Recipe: Watermelon Gin Slush

It’s World Gin Day and the sun keeps on shining so let's celebrate with a grown-up slushy to cool everyone down. Of course, you can make a non-alcoholic version, just leave out the gin

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If you are feeling particularly fancy you can make an extra layer of green lime or mint slush to add to the top, but it’s just delicious and very pretty without.

Make some in advance and keep in the freezer for watermelon based emergencies.
You never know when that might happen…

Ingredients – serves 2

1/2 small watermelon – peeled and cubed (about 750g)
2 Shots of gin – 60ml
2 Shots of lime cordial – 60ml
A splash of soda or lemonade

Method

1 Whiz up the cubed watermelon
2 Pour through a sieve
3 Stir in the lime cordial
4 Add the gin (optional)
5 Pour into a baking dish and freeze for 2 hours
6 Put two tall glasses in the freezer to make them frosty
7 Scrape the watermelon ice with a fork and add the pink slush to your frosted glasses
8 Top up with a little soda or lemonade to taste

Green topped slushy
Make a small tray of ice with lime cordial, soda and a some green food colouring. You can also add chopped mint leaves. Freeze for 1-2 hours, stirring with a fork occasionally. Scrape into green slush with a fork and add to the top of your watermelon cocktail.

Tip
After freezing and shaving the watermelon ice you can keep it in a ziplock bag for when you need it.

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Laura Cumberpatch