PMA Fresh Connections - Retail April 10-11, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Libations for All Occasions: Dulcinea® Pureheart® Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

As the days begin to cool off and the season turns to fall, we still crave the sweet, delicate taste of watermelon. Although summer is slowly fading away, there’s no reason not to enjoy a Dulcinea® Pureheart® Watermelon Vodka Lemonade. Thirst-quenching and refreshing, it’s the perfect addition to the transitional months of August and September, and the go-to drink your customers will be dying to imbibe.

Combining two flavor powerhouses, the sweetness of the watermelon is balanced by the tartness of lemons and oranges. Citrusy notes keep the palate from being overwhelmed by a sugary smack of watermelon. Not to mention, the drink’s red hue looks like the setting sun on a cool September night.

If you’re not already chomping at the bit to give this cocktail a try, let me set the scene for you: It’s mid-September. You’re lounging under the shade of a tree or a patio awning, drink in hand, preparing to relax and watch the world go by. Certainly sounds like a lovely day, doesn’t it? Can’t you already envision the in-store display?

Perhaps there’s no better beverage to accompany you than what Dulcinea has concocted—it’s a refreshingly sweet/tart answer to temperate autumn evenings.


INGREDIENTS

4 cups Dulcinea® PureHeart®
Mini-Seedless Watermelon diced
2 cups lemon juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vodka
5 cups water
½ cup sugar
 
Servings: 4 cocktails 


DIRECTIONS

1In a large pitcher, combine lemon and orange juice, vodka, water, and sugar. Blend well to dissolve sugar.
2Purée diced watermelon, adding more juice if needed.

3Mix the watermelon puree into the lemonade.

4 Chill until ready to serve.

5Upon serving, stir well before pouring lemonade over ice into glasses. Garnish with a watermelon slice and lemon slice.