Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Hour: Royal 61

- 1 1/2 oz gin
- juice of half lime
- 1 oz creme de cassis
- 1 oz watermelon syrup*
- Champagne
- sugar for rimming (optional)

Mix all ingredients except in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar (optional). Top with Champagne.

Watermelon Syrup
To make watermelon syrup, mix 4 cups pureed seedless watermelon and 1 cup granulated sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir while bringing to a simmer. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer. Stirring occasionally, simmer until the mixture has reduced by one half in volume and becomes syrupy. Remove from heat to cool and then place in a glass bowl or jar, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Keeps 5 days in the refrigerator. Makes 2 cups. (Watermelon syrup recipe and photo by National Watermelon Board, cocktail recipe by Yuri Kato)
{Source: Cocktail Times}


Wedding Theme said...

Thank you for sharing such a nice refreshing drink recipe with us :)

Toyin O. said...

That sounds yummy:)

MondoMOM said...

Watermelon syrup... mmm! Sounds tasty!

Wedding Cakes Pictures said...

Wow !!
Seems so delicious :). Thanks for sharing.

rings dublin said...

Royal 61, it will be a very happy hour.

Kliq Weddings said...

Sounds great!

wedding photographer said...

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I found it 2 week now and it is my favourite.
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jewellers Dublin said...

Happy hour indeed, looking forward to it

Karla said...

looks like the perfect drink!

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