It’s Friday—let’s do this! Today’s drink: a vodka chiller with dragon fruit, santa claus melon and rosemary. Yes, rosemary. Give it a muddle in the vodka, strain and then throw the remaining ingredients in a blender. Pulse, pour and sip. Done.
I’m keeping this one brief. Today is one of those days in which I am actually between projects and with more than one or two spare hours. It’s a glorious feeling and I’m stealing the husband for a day out—with no kids. A rare occasion. Yay us.
As for the drink, don’t worry if you can’t find dragon fruit and/or santa claus melon. Just use the same portions for what you do have on hand, blend the fruit and taste to your preference for flavor and sweetness, then add the vodka. And again, like most of my cocktails, mix to your taste. I’m no mixologist, so this isn’t the kind of cocktail that requires precision or hand carved ice.
Side note: For those unfamiliar with dragonfruit –its taste is like a cross between a pear and kiwi. The santa claus melon has a flavor that is a cross between a honeydew and cucumber—sweet with the cool crispness of a cucumber. To read about its interesting name, click here.
Dragon Fruit + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller
Yield: 2 drinks
- 1 sprig of rosemary, plus more for garnish
- 8 oz. citrus vodka
- 5 oz. Santa Claus melon
- 3 oz. dragonfruit
- 1.5 oz. lemon juice
- Place the rosemary and vodka in a cocktail shaker and muddle, then stir and strain into a blender. Add the the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish.