Here’s the first of many cheers to you, me, and whoever else is invited.
Drink the first
Sip the second, slowly
Skip the third
I don’t completely agree with the third line; to each his or her own. For this first of many installments of Happy Hour, we’re sampling something fresh and brisk with a little bite. This drink is complex, and the flavors dance along your tongue.
3-4 chunks watermelon
35ml fresh lemon juice**
Muddle watermelon, add ingredients, fill shaker 2/3 full with ice. Shake with vigor until frigid. Double strain into a chilled glass or coupe.
* – St Germain is the easiest and quickest elderflower you can get your hands on, with a very high quality control and flavor profile. There are other elderflower liqueurs out there, but few compare. I personally use a homemade elderflower cordial.