Cocktails and Movies “Harrumph Day Cocktail” – Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

by Tim Barley

Ah, Wednesday… Cocktails, Please

beach-blanket-bingo-1965After a little cooling trend here in LA, the heat is moving back into the area. Now, we COULD go to the theater and enjoy the A/C. Don’t worry, we will do that many times here in August. But, what kind of cocktail will be that perfect refresher to go along with a Sausage Party or War Dogs?

Since it IS Wednesday, we’re in the mood to find a new cocktail that fits the bill. We’ve found just the right libation to help us through there rest of the week.

So, without further ado, let’s make some kick ass Mid Week Harrumph Day cocktails and slide toward the weekend…

(As always, we have to remind you youngin’s out there that alcohol is for those over 21, which the state considers adults. As you can imagine, if they actually met some 21 year olds, including us, they would understand that the 21 year old drinking age is arbitrary at best. Still it’s the law.)


Ingredients: watermelon vodka harrumph day cocktail

  • 3 pounds watermelon, rind and seedsdiscarded and the flesh cut into pieces,plus thin slices of watermelon for garnish
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

In a blender purée the watermelon pieces and strain the purée through a very fine sieve set over a pitcher, discarding the solids. (There should be about 2-1/3 cups juice).
Stir in the vodka, the Triple Sec, and the lime juice, pour the cooler into long-stemmed glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each drink with a watermelon slice.

So, during lunch, go for the three cocktail lunch then go watch a movie and THEN get back to work.

— C&M —

Well, that should get you through this week and keep you cool until next week.

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