Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails

Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails Recipe
Photo: Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
As a nod to Honeysuckle Farms, we used Mississippi's Cathead Honeysuckle Flavored Vodka.

Yield:

Makes 8 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

8 cups seeded and cubed watermelon (about 1 [6-lb.] watermelon)
1 cup honeysuckle vodka*
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups ice cubes
2 cups lemon-lime soft drink
Garnishes: lime slices, diced watermelon, fresh mint leaves

Preparation

1. Process watermelon in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice; discard solids.

2. Stir vodka and next 2 ingredients into watermelon juice. Add ice, and top with soft drink; gently stir. Serve immediately.

*Light rum or plain vodka may by substituted.