It’s delicious! And if you don’t like whiskey, don’t let that stop you- it doesn’t have that taste. If you like drinks like Mike’s Hard Lemonade, you’ll love this! It’s 4.8% alcohol, and comes in several flavors, but this is the first one that I’ve tried so far!
My fingers are still numb- even if we had a fire going, the heat fails to penetrate the floor and sink into the basement, which is where I just spent the last 5 hours. This time was used working on Morgan’s Cherno Alpha (pictures of progress to come). But I suppose that this is the burden of fall. You spend 6 months bitching about the intense heat and yearning for the cool, and then when the whole week of mild weather gives up the ghost you begin another 6 months of bitching about the cold. The Midwest has only 2 season, stinking’ hot and freezing cold, because spring and fall are figments of our imaginations, stories told by…I don’t know, does Europe have seasons that make sense? Probably told be Europeans then. But that is for us who are currently north of the equator. To our southern readers, you might be getting warmer here soon. In preparation for that, I made you something you might enjoy in the coming heat.
A slice of watermelon…technically it’s a Jumbo Watermelon Shot.
I was considering keeping this till’ April Fools and giving you guys an actual slice of watermelon as Guild Wars 2 food descriptions would dictate, but I had a watermelon and jell-o packets sitting around, so figured I’d rather keep the followers. Enjoy your spiked non-fruit slices. The recipe is under the cut.
Finally found time to make another frozen drink set!
Feast your eyes on the Candyland Menu! From left to right:
Sour Patch Watermelon - watermelon vodka, Midori, green apple pucker, sweet and sour mix, apple juice, Sprite, with grenadine poured on top Jolly Rancher Extreme - watermelon vodka, Malibu, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, Sprite, Arizona Watermelon (I had to call it Jolly Rancher Extreme because I already use the name Jolly Rancher to refer to the simpler watermelon vodka+cranberry juice, so this is my fruitier remix on that) Swedish Fish - strawberry vodka, Chambord, amaretto, sweet and sour mix, cranberry juice, Sprite, grenadine Milky Way - marshmallow infused vodka, amaretto, Bailey’s, chocolate liqueur, dulce de leche froyo, chocolate syrup, cream Peppermint Patty - peppermint schnapps, creme de menthe, chocolate liqueur, Bailey’s, mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate syrup Almond Joy - amaretto, Malibu, chocolate liqueur, Kahlua, vanilla chocolate chip ice cream, creme of coconut
Directions 1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut the watermelon into two equal halves, lengthwise.
2. Use your knife to slice all the way around the perimeter of the watermelon flesh, about an inch from the rind. Be careful not to pierce through the skin, as this will lead to your Jell-O leaking out. Then use a kitchen spoon to scrape out the rest and create a smooth bowl with roughly ½-inch red watermelon flesh left on the rind.
3. Line two small, rimmed baking sheets with paper towels in a way that creates a bed for your watermelon bowls. The idea is to create enough support to keep the watermelon bowls from rolling at all while they’re in the fridge. Put one bowl in the center of each tray and set aside.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Jell-O mix and the unflavored gelatin. Add 4 cups of boiling water and whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add the vodka all at once and whisk just to combine.
5. Pour the Jell-O mixture into the watermelon bowls, dividing evenly. Carefully place the Jell-O filled watermelon bowls in the fridge, and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
6. When Jell-O is set, cut each half into 1-inch slices, crosswise, then cut each slice into 2–3 wedges, and serve.