So, while I am avoiding cooking in the kitchen , I present a lovely summer gin cocktail to keep you cool.
Watermelon Gin Fizzy
Some gin (I used Halcyon Gin)
A pinch of salt
Mash up the watermelon and gin together. You can do this step ahead – slice up some seedless or de-seeded watermelon and let it soak in some gin. Or for a more spur of the moment cocktail, just mash it in a glass together. Add the ice. Slice up a couple mint leaves and add to glass. Then, put in some simple syrup to taste – maybe half an ounce or less, whatever suits your sweet tooth. Add a pinch of salt – the tiniest pinch. Trust me! The salt helps even out the flavors and bring out the freshness of the watermelon.