A fat, juicy watermelon screams summer, but running around the backyard with a wedge in your hand and juice dripping down your chin is for youngsters. Try blending up some cubes and adding soju and ice for an adult cocktail that’s perfect to pair with spicy dishes or to cool off with on a hot night.
What to buy: Domaine de Canton is a ginger-flavored liqueur that can be found at specialty liquor stores.
Soju is a distilled liquor typically made from grain or sweet potatoes and can be found in Asian markets or specialty liquor stores. If you can’t find it, vodka or sake makes a decent substitute.
Game plan: You’ll need to make the Rich Simple Syrup before you begin.
The juice can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container.
The drink can also be shaken with ice and served up in a chilled cocktail glass.