+

Summer Hoedown

Summer Hoedown

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into large dice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
  • 4 (12-ounce) bottles white beer, such as Hoegaarden, chilled
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories214
  • Fat0.54g
  • Saturated fat0.06g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs37.67g
  • Fiber1.36g
  • Sugar27.04g
  • Protein2.87g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium10.93mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

It’s hard to resist buying those giant iconic summer watermelons, but it’s even harder to actually finish them. This cocktail was designed to use up your melon leftovers. Instead of chucking them in the compost, purée them with a touch of cherry liqueur and top it with some beer for a refreshing drink that screams summer.

What to buy: Maraschino liqueur is a relatively dry liqueur with a subtle bitter-almond flavor; it can be found at any well-stocked liquor store.

This drink was featured as part of our slideshow of beer cocktail recipes.

Instructions

  1. 1Set a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl; set aside.
  2. 2Place half of the watermelon in a blender and blend until liquified, about 1 minute. Pour through the strainer into the bowl and scrape a rubber spatula against the inside surface of the strainer to push the juice through until only pulp remains. Discard the pulp and set the strainer back over the bowl. Repeat with the remaining watermelon. (You should have about 6 cups of juice.) Add the sugar to the juice and stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 1/2 hours, or until ready to use.
  3. 3When ready to serve, transfer the chilled juice to a 3-quart container. Add the maraschino liqueur and beer and stir gently to combine.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Composting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Preventing Food Waste
Guides

Composting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Preventing Food Waste

by Maryse Chevriere | Food is a major part of my life. I’m more on top of dining and restaurant news than world news. My...

Products to Help Reduce Food Waste
Shop

Products to Help Reduce Food Waste

by Emily Murawski | According to the NRDC, Americans waste nearly 40 percent of the food they buy—does this ring true...

Follow These Easy Tips to Reduce Food Waste
Guides

Follow These Easy Tips to Reduce Food Waste

by Emily Murawski | When we waste food, we waste both our own money (an average of $1,800 per year for a family of four...